ORGAN RETENTION

HELPLINE EXPERIENCES

Authors

  • Fred Coutts Grampian University
  • Georgina Nelson St. John’s hospital Livingston

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v4i1.10

Keywords:

Helpline, organ retention, pastoral care, pathologists, spiritual shift

Abstract

The following article arises out of an interview with Fred Coutts from the chaplaincy department of the Grampian University Hospitals, which includes Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital and the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital. Fred describes a recent period of crisis in the life of the hospital, and how during this period, the chaplaincy department was able to provide a service to both hospital and community. By the nature of their training and day to day work, the chaplains were perhaps uniquely well able to provide this service.

Author Biographies

Fred Coutts, Grampian University

Fred Coutts is a full-time chaplain with Grampian Universities University NHS Trust, Aberdeen

Georgina Nelson, St. John’s hospital Livingston

Georgina Nelson is chaplain at St. John’s hospital Livingston and joint editor of the Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy

References

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Published

2013-06-04

How to Cite

Coutts, F., & Nelson, G. (2013). ORGAN RETENTION: HELPLINE EXPERIENCES. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 10-13. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v4i1.10