• Lindsay B. Carey Australian Health & Welfare Chaplains Association
  • Bruce Rumbold La Trobe University
  • Christopher Newell University of Tasmania
  • Rosalie Aroni Monash University



Bioethics, chaplaincy, pastoral care


Using personal insight and interpretation the authors summarise the results and discussion of the largest cross sectional empirical study of Australian Health Care Chaplains concerning their involvement in multiple bioethical issues encountered by patients, families and clinical staff within the health care context. The implications of this study concerning, health care chaplaincy, ecclesiastical institutions, health care institutions and government responsibilities are discussed and interpreted.

Author Biographies

  • Lindsay B. Carey, Australian Health & Welfare Chaplains Association

    Lindsay B. Carey is state chaplain, Mission Australia (Victoria & Tasmania)and national research officer for the Australian Health & Welfare Chaplains Association

  • Bruce Rumbold, La Trobe University

    Bruce Rumbold is senior lecturer, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria

  • Christopher Newell, University of Tasmania

    Christopher Newell is associate professor at the School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart

  • Rosalie Aroni, Monash University

    Rosalie Aroni is senior lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria


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How to Cite

Carey, L., Rumbold, B., Newell, C., & Aroni, R. (2013). BIOETHICAL ISSUES AND HEALTH CARE CHAPLAINCY IN AUSTRALIA. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 9(1), 23-30.