24 HOURS IN THE CHAPLAINCY

Authors

  • Rodney Baxendale Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v12i1.28

Keywords:

survey, prayer, staff, patients, solitude, support

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Rodney Baxendale, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Rodney Baxendale is Head of Pastoral and Spiritual Care, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust and is based at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.

References

BECKER HS. 1971 Anthropological Perspectives on Education, Basic Books, New York

HAMMERSLEY M., ATKINSON P. 2007 Ethnography: Principles in Practice, Third Edition, Routledge, London & New York

Published

2013-04-06

How to Cite

Baxendale, R. (2013). 24 HOURS IN THE CHAPLAINCY. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 28-31. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v12i1.28