THE EXPERIENCES OF MEDICAL CONSULTANTS IN SCOTLAND WITH A RELIGIOUS FAITH

IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTHCARE CHAPLAINCY

Authors

  • Suzanne Bunniss Mowat Research

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v13i1.26

Keywords:

medical consultants, religious faith, chaplaincy, reflective practice, multicultural society

Abstract

This article describes a work in progress and reports on some initial findings. Hospital consultants have been interviewed about their religious faith and how this integrates with their medical practice. The author suggests parallels with healthcare chaplains as consultant’s report the way in which they attempt to serve in a secular environment whilst managing their personal faith. The integration of faith and practice and the complexities of this relationship are explored.

Author Biography

Suzanne Bunniss, Mowat Research

Suzanne Bunniss is a research assistant with Mowat Research

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Published

2013-04-05

How to Cite

Bunniss, S. (2013). THE EXPERIENCES OF MEDICAL CONSULTANTS IN SCOTLAND WITH A RELIGIOUS FAITH: IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTHCARE CHAPLAINCY. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 26-31. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v13i1.26

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