The recent production of case studies in chaplaincy care combines the narrative nature of chaplaincy with the rigors of research demanded in contemporary care settings. The contributions in this volume from both practitioners and academic researchers join reflections on the challenges and promises of case study research in chaplaincy care with the results of specific case studies.
Towards Practice Based Evidence & Professionalism
The recent production of case studies in chaplaincy care combines the narrative nature of chaplaincy with the rigors of research demanded in contemporary care settings. The contributions in this volume from both practitioners and academic researchers join reflections on the challenges and promises of case study research in chaplaincy care with the results of specific case studies. Based on reflections on methodology and professionalization in chaplaincy, the volume hopes to contribute to answering the question of how and why chaplaincy works. As such, the book aims for a wide readership of scholars, chaplains and policy makers. Learning from Case Studies originated from the first international conference on case study research in chaplaincy care that was held in Amsterdam in 2019.
“This book is a valuable Western European contribution to the international emerging fi eld of chaplaincy research.” Prof. dr. Anne Vandenhoeck, Director of the European Research, Institute for Chaplains in Health Care, KU Leuven, Belgium
“This significant book represents a step-change in research into effective chaplaincy practice. Building on previous work, led by Fitchett and Nolan, chaplains and academics offer new case studies, but also develop this critically reflective approach together. Chapters on methodology show how case studies, especially when analysed comparatively, provide important evidence for how and why chaplaincy works.” Rev. Dr. Andrew Todd, Director of the Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology, Anglia Ruskin University, England
“At the heart of chaplaincy are stories, and this collection combines reverence for the stories themselves alongside a critical exploration of how these cases engage with the important issues of our times: what it means to be a profession and to have a professional identity and the need for research that recognises the integral relationship between practice and evidence. This book provides a significant contribution to the current conversations in the spiritual care field.” Cheryl Holmes, OAM, CEO Spiritual Health Association, Australia
Table of contents
1. Introduction. Researching Living Human Encounters
PART I. METHODOLOGY IN CASE STUDY RESEARCH
2. The State of the Art in Chaplaincy Research. Needs, Resources and Hopes
3. Putting Chaplaincy Research into the Picture. The Dutch Case Studies Project
4. Researching Practices. Lessons from Dutch Youth Care
Jan Willem Veerman
5. Up and Down the Participation Ladder. The Use of Narratives in Collaborative Research
6. The Science of the Particular
II. FROM METHODOLOGY TO INITIAL FINDINGS
7. Chaplains’ Case Study Research. Building Towards a Theory of Chaplaincy Care?
8. Comparing Multiple Case Studies of (Military) Chaplaincy Care. Methodological issues
Theo Pleizier, Carmen Schuhmann
9. Professional Proximity. Seeking a Balance between Relation and Content in Spiritual Counseling
10. Effects of Health Care Chaplaincy. A Qualitative Study with Case Reports
Nika Höfler, Traugott Roser
III. CASE STUDIES AND CRITICAL ISSUES
11. Personal Experiences in Writing a Case Study
12. With an Open Mind for the Unexpected. Prison Chaplaincy: a Case Study
Reijer J. de Vries, Marja Went, Martin van Hemert, Soerish Jaggan, Geerhard Kloppenburg
13. Is MacDonald’s Freedom?
Tjeerd van der Meer
14. Agreement is Agreement? Moral Counseling in a Life-Threatening Dilemma
Monique van Hoof, Hanneke Muthert, Jacques Körver, Martin Walton
15. You Can Remove a Person from the War, But Not the War from a Person
Gertjan Jorissen, Carmen Schuhmann, Theo Pleizier, Jacques Körver, Martin Walton
IV. CASE STUDIES RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONALISM
16. What Does Participation in the Case Studies Project Mean for One’s Professionalism? Preliminary Findings and Topics
Jacqueline Weeda, Hanneke Muthert
17. Interdisciplinary Work in Chaplaincy Care
18. Towards a Distinct Professional Identity. What Chaplains Have Learned in Flanders Case Study Research
19. What Are Chaplains Learning by Producing Case Studies?
20. ‘Oneself as Another’. Combining the Roles of Chaplain and Researcher in the Dutch Case Studies Project
Niels den Toom
21. Epilogue. Developing the Case
Jacques Körver, Renske Kruizinga, Niels den Toom, Martin Walton
by Eburon Academic Publishers.
Subtitle: Towards Practice Based Evidence & Professionalism
Authors(s): Renske Kruizinga, Jacques Körver, Niels den Toom, Martin Walton, Martijn Stoutjesdijk (eds.)
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