24 HOURS IN THE CHAPLAINCY
Keywords:survey, prayer, staff, patients, solitude, support
As a means of establishing hard data on the usage of Chaplaincy real-estate in a large Acute Hospital, a 24-hour observation was carried out by an anonymous observer, in the Chapel, administration and Prayer-Room areas. An uninterpreted record of events was produced, which is summarised, and which gives an adequate basis for organisational debate and change. The limitations of the survey are outlined, and the scope for future surveys identified.
HAMMERSLEY M., ATKINSON P. 2007 Ethnography: Principles in Practice, Third Edition, Routledge, London & New York