Celebrating 10 years of the Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy


  • David Mitchell Parish Minister, West Cowal, Argyll




healthcare chaplaincy, chaplaincy education


In the opening address of the 10th Anniversary Conference David Mitchell, retiring joint editor, reflects on the development of the journal since its inception. The content and management of the journal are explored in detail as is the international development of the journal with its world wide readership and on-line availability. The article concludes by outlining the changes and challenges for the new editorial team as they go forward into the future.

Author Biography

  • David Mitchell, Parish Minister, West Cowal, Argyll

    David Mitchell is a former joint editor of the Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy (1999-2006) and is the parish minister in the charge of West Cowal, Argyll and a lecturer practitioner in palliative care.


AHPCC, CHCC and SACH (2007) Standards for NHS Scotland Chaplaincy Services. Association of Hospice and Palliative Care Chaplains, College of Health Care Chaplains, Scottish Association of Chaplains in Healthcare, Glasgow

NHS HDL 76 (2002) Spiritual Care in NHS Scotland: Guidelines on Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care in the NHS in Scotland. Scottish Executive Health Department, Edinburgh

NHS QIS (2005) Report of the Scoping Study Group on the Provision of Spiritual Care in NHSScotland. NHS Quality Improvement Scotland, Edinburgh



How to Cite

Mitchell, D. (2013). Celebrating 10 years of the Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 10(1), 20-22. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v10i1.20