'Life on the ocean wave!'

Spiritual Care, Mental Distress and HIV


  • Cameron Langlands Gartnaval Royal Hospital, Glasgow




HIV, Tidal Model, spiritual care, chaplaincy, holistic care


The Tidal Model is a holistic approach to healthcare. It focuses on the personal journey, using the metaphor of a sea voyage. The journey may at times feature storms, breakdown, rehabilitation and recovery. This article describes how the model may be creatively used by chaplains and other members of the healthcare team working with those coping with mental distress and HIV.

Author Biography

Cameron Langlands, Gartnaval Royal Hospital, Glasgow

Cameron Langlands is head of the department of pastoral and spiritual care, Gartnaval Royal hospital, Glasgow


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How to Cite

Langlands, C. (2013). ’Life on the ocean wave!’: Spiritual Care, Mental Distress and HIV. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 6–8. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v9i2.6



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