THE FUTURE OF ROMAN CATHOLIC HEALTHCARE CHAPLAINCY

Authors

  • Kenneth Owens St. John Vianney’s

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v4i2.12

Keywords:

Chaplaincy, ecumenical, multi-faith, Roman Catholic, spiritual, training and development

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Kenneth Owens, St. John Vianney’s

Rev. Kenneth Owens is parish priest in St. John Vianney’s in Gilmerton, Edinburgh, and does consultancy work in the healthcare system on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church.

References

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Cooper N. 1993 Collaborative ministry. Communion, contention, commitment. Paulist, New York

Particulars of Appointment May 2001, Chaplaincy Training and development Officer, the Scottish Executive.

SILF M. 1998 Landmarks. An Ignatian journey, Darton Longman & Todd, London.

HAWKINS P SHOHET R 2000, Supervision in the helping profession. An individual, group and organisational approach. Open University Press.

Published

2013-06-05

How to Cite

Owens, K. (2013). THE FUTURE OF ROMAN CATHOLIC HEALTHCARE CHAPLAINCY. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 12–16. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v4i2.12