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Chaplaincy in hospice and hospital:findings from a survey in England and Wales.

Wright, M. C. (2001) Chaplaincy in hospice and hospital:findings from a survey in England and Wales. Palliative Medicine, 15 (3). pp. 229-242. ISSN 1477-030X

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The purpose of this study was to identify and compare key features of spiritual care provision in hospices and acute hospitals within England and Wales. A survey by postal questionnaire was carried out on the perceptions of senior chaplains in 151 hospices and 194 hospital trusts. The overall response rate was 76%. The findings of the survey suggest (a) a trend away from establishing chapels as the spiritual focal point within hospitals and hospices, (b) the development of broader roles for chaplains, (c) a different level of service provision between hospices with funded chaplaincies and hospices with voluntary chaplaincies, (d) a wide range of non-religious spiritual care requirements on the part of patients and (e) a more frequent requirement for religious care in hospitals rather than hospices.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Palliative Medicine
Additional Information: RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy & Administration
Uncontrolled Keywords: spirituality • spiritual care • religion • chaplaincy • spiritual assessment • survey
Subjects: ?? r1 ??
ID Code: 3425
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 14 Mar 2008 18:20
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 02:48
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