Listening on the Outside – Screaming on the Inside

Reflections from an Acute Hospital Chaplain during the First Weeks of COVID-19

Authors

  • Lynn Busfield Midlands

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.41807

Keywords:

chaplain, COVID-19, intensive care, patient support, staff support

Abstract

This is a reflective account of the spiritual care provided by an acute hospital chaplain offered during the first weeks of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom, and some of her feelings resulting from ministering to patients in intensive care and providing support to staff.

Author Biography

Lynn Busfield, Midlands

Lynn Busfield is an ordained Anglican priest who has worked as a generic chaplain in a multi-faith chaplaincy team for almost seven years. She has previously worked as a business journalist in London, a parish priest in Wiltshire and Worcestershire, and as a hospice chaplain in Cornwall.

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Published

2020-09-14

How to Cite

Busfield, L. (2020). Listening on the Outside – Screaming on the Inside: Reflections from an Acute Hospital Chaplain during the First Weeks of COVID-19. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 8(2), 218–222. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.41807

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Professional Reflection