Orthodoxy or Heresy?

A new way of looking at spiritual care for people with delusional beliefs

Authors

  • Janet Foggie NHS Tayside

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v10i1.23

Keywords:

chaplaincy, delusions, mental health, spirituality

Abstract

This essay uses this language of theological belief to examine the belief groups within the mental health system. Its purpose is to shed light from one world upon another, to investigate the relationship between chaplains, who think theologically, patients, and the professional members of the mental healthcare field.

Author Biography

Janet Foggie, NHS Tayside

Janet Foggie is mental healthcare chaplain, NHS Tayside, Dundee.

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Published

2013-04-07

How to Cite

Foggie, J. (2013). Orthodoxy or Heresy? A new way of looking at spiritual care for people with delusional beliefs. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 23-26. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v10i1.23

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