Chaplaincy time management


  • Derek J. Fraser Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
  • Debra Gaadt Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge



Development, data collection, Körner, priorities, time management


In a personal reflection based on the use of a time management tool the authors seek to answer the question often asked of chaplaincy“ what do you do?” and the question that chaplains often ask themselves “just how do I spend my time?” The chaplaincy department in an acute hospital needs to be able to demonstrate its viability and worth along side other disciplines and services. It is no longer sufficient to depend on the good will and influence of senior staff that may be sympathetic to chaplaincy. If the department is able to argue for its own worth then it allows for a strong culture of direction and effectiveness.

Author Biographies

Derek J. Fraser, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Derek Fraser is lead chaplain Addenbrooke's hospital, Cambridge.

Debra Gaadt, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Debra Gaadt is chaplaincy administrator at Addenbrooke's hospital, Cambridge.





How to Cite

Fraser, D., & Gaadt, D. (2013). Chaplaincy time management. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 13–17.

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