LOOKING TO EUROPE

CHAPLAINS AT CHANIA

Authors

  • Fred Coutts Grampian University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v4i2.26

Keywords:

Europe, European Union, network, healthcare chaplaincy, Chania Declaration

Abstract

The author suggests that it is to Europe and not North America that Scottish Chaplains should now be looking for ideas about future development in chaplaincy. The growth of significance of the European Union in the everyday life of Scotland dictates that chaplains must be willing to take their concerns for standards in spiritual care to the European institutions. An important focus for this is to be found in the European Network of Health Care Chaplaincy, founded at Chania in Crete in November 2000.

Author Biography

Fred Coutts, Grampian University

Fred Coutts is a whole-time healthcare chaplain working at Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust. He also served as part-time Healthcare Chaplaincy Training Officer for Scotland 1997- 2001.

References

HUTTON W. 2001 We must be at the heart of Europe The Observer 10 June 2001

COUTTS F. 2001 The birth of a Network

SACH News Sheet 6 May 2001 (http://www.sach.org.uk/news6.htm#network)

Yahoo Groups – Pastoral care: http://www.yahoogroups.com

European Network of Healthcare Chaplaincy: http://www.eurochaplains.org

Published

2013-06-05

How to Cite

Coutts, F. (2013). LOOKING TO EUROPE: CHAPLAINS AT CHANIA. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 26–28. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v4i2.26