CHAPLAINCY IN THE NHS

A RESPONSE TO THE NATIONAL SECULAR SOCIETY FROM NORTHERN IRELAND

Authors

  • Derek Johnston Belfast Health & Social Care Trust

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v12i1.24

Keywords:

National Secular Society, chaplaincy, Spiritual Care, holistic, funding

Abstract

This article represents a response to the recent report form the National Secular Society which criticises the money spent on Chaplaincy services in the NHS and which recommends that these services be paid for by churches and faith communities.

Author Biography

Derek Johnston, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust

Derek Johnston is Lead Chaplain Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, Director of Training NI Healthcare Chaplains' Association, Convenor Methodist Church in Ireland Prison & Healthcare Chaplaincy Committee.

References

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Inpatient statistics for 2007/08

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence 2004 Clinical Guidance on Supportive and Palliative Care (CSG) NICE

National Secular Society 2009 An Investigation into the cost of the National Health Service’s Chaplaincy Provision, London, www.secularism.org.uk

NHS Education for Scotland 2008 Spiritual and Religious Capabilities and Competencies for Healthcare Chaplains

NHS Education for Scotland 2009 Spiritual Care Matters – An Introductory Resource for all NHS Scotland Staff

Swinton J in COBB M (ed) 2005 The Hospital Chaplain’s Handbook, Canterbury Press, Norwich

The Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute, The Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) 2003 Liverpool

The Royal Hospitals, Belfast, Inpatient Survey, 2005, Picker Institute Europe, Oxford

World Health Organisation 1948 Preamble to the constitution of the World Health Organisation as adopted by the International Health Conference New York 19 June – 22nd July 1946

World Health Organisation 1998 WHOQOL and spirituality, religiousness and personal beliefs: report on WHO consultation. WHO. Geneva

Published

2013-04-06

How to Cite

Johnston, D. (2013). CHAPLAINCY IN THE NHS: A RESPONSE TO THE NATIONAL SECULAR SOCIETY FROM NORTHERN IRELAND. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 24-27. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v12i1.24