THE FUTURE OF ROMAN CATHOLIC HEALTHCARE CHAPLAINCY
Keywords:Chaplaincy, ecumenical, multi-faith, Roman Catholic, spiritual, training and development
This article takes a past, present and future look at healthcare chaplaincy from the perspective of the Roman Catholic(RC) Church in Scotland. It explores the traditions and experiences of chaplaincy in the context of a changing National Health Service(NHS), a multi-faith Scotland, and a changing Roman Catholic community. It offers insight into the future focused on a broad understanding of Spiritual care and chaplaincy. The author concludes with positive advice and encouragement for the RC Church, its bishops, the NHS, and all organisations associated with healthcare chaplaincy.
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