Chaplains Perceptions of Supervision


  • Andrew Moore Policy Development Officer
  • Chris Levison Healthcare Chaplaincy Training and Development Unit



chaplains, supervision, focus group


Several professional groups have effectively incorporated supervision into their everyday practice. Chaplains as a ‘caring’ profession cannot be immune from the personal effects of engaging in pastoral relationships with patients, carers and staff. Clearly, Chaplains require adequate support to prevent ‘burnout’ and stress. This paper explores Chaplains perceptions of supervision using a focus group methodology. The emerging themes from the findings provide a valuable insight into the perceptions and attitudes of chaplains towards the concept of supervision. In particular, Chaplains view supervision as a necessary part of their professional practice.

Author Biographies

  • Andrew Moore, Policy Development Officer

    Andrew Moore is Policy Development Officer

  • Chris Levison, Healthcare Chaplaincy Training and Development Unit

    Chris Levison is Chaplaincy Training and Development Officer / Spiritual Care Co-ordinator in the Healthcare Chaplaincy Training and Development Unit


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How to Cite

Moore, A., & Levison, C. (2013). Chaplains Perceptions of Supervision. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 6(2), 16-20.