WORLDS APART?

A COMPARISON OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ACUTE HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY

Authors

  • Iain Macritchie NHS Highland

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v7i2.23

Keywords:

Chaplaincy, acute, healing, mental health, suffering, theology

Abstract

Starting with a personal account of his own experience as a Hospital Chaplain, working in both the psychiatric and acute sectors of health care, Iain Macritchie makes observations, and draws some comparisons between these two areas of Chaplaincy. Healthcare Chaplaincy, in general, is seen as a dialogue between faith and suffering. The differences between acute and mental health Chaplaincy are highlighted by examining the nature of the theology and of the suffering in either case.

Author Biography

Iain Macritchie, NHS Highland

Iain Macritchie is acting senior chaplain for NHS Highland.

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Published

2013-04-10

How to Cite

Macritchie, I. (2013). WORLDS APART? A COMPARISON OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ACUTE HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 23-27. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v7i2.23