Chaplaincy, Disability, Raphael, Rembrandt and COVID-19


  • Lindsay B Carey La Trobe University, Melbourne and University of Notre Dame, Sydney




chaplaincy, disability, Rembrandt, Raphael, COVID-19


Four topic areas are covered in this issue of Health and Social Care Chaplaincy: (i) healthcare chaplaincy, spiritual care and disability, (ii) COVID-19, (iii) deuterocanonical considerations of the “Angel Raphael” and (iv) the artwork of Rembrandt.

Author Biography

  • Lindsay B Carey, La Trobe University, Melbourne and University of Notre Dame, Sydney

    Rev. Dr. Lindsay Carey, BA, BEdSt, BTheol, GradDipEd, MAppSc, PhD, UCA, RAAFSR, is Editor-in-Chief of Health and Social Care Chaplaincy (UK) and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Religion and Health (USA). He is an Associate Professor (Adjunct) with the Palliative Care Unit, School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia) and Associate Professor (Adjunct) with the Institute of Ethics and Society, the University of Notre Dame (Sydney, Australia). He is also the Senior Research Chaplain (WGCDR, RAAFSR) with Joint Health Command, Australian Defence Force (Canberra, Australia). He is a Life Member of Spiritual Care Australia (SCA) and an Honorary Scholar with the Centre for Spiritual Health and Wellbeing, Duke University, North Carolina (USA).


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How to Cite

Carey, L. B. (2022). Editorial: Chaplaincy, Disability, Raphael, Rembrandt and COVID-19. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 10(2), 137–140. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.23005