HOLISTIC MEDICAL CARE

THE ROLE OF CHAPLAINS IN A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM

Authors

  • Eleanor Williams University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v11i1.9

Keywords:

spiritual care, holistic care, Multidisciplinary Working, spirituality

Abstract

Having previously looked at the need for doctors to begin to engage with a spiritual agenda with patients, and having identified that there is huge potential, but significant constraints, the unique contribution of healthcare chaplains is here considered in more detail, before examining ways in which the medical role in spiritual care can be developed, alongside closer collaboration with chaplains

Author Biography

Eleanor Williams, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

The Revd Dr Eleanor Williams is a part-time GP in Cambridge, and was recently appointed Specialist in Clinical Communication, teaching communication skills in University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. In 2007 she was ordained as a minister in the Church of England, serving a curacy in Ely diocese as a Minister in Secular Employment.

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Published

2013-04-06

How to Cite

Williams, E. (2013). HOLISTIC MEDICAL CARE: THE ROLE OF CHAPLAINS IN A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 9-16. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v11i1.9