Survey of chaplain activities during the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic

European Research Institute for Chaplains in HealthcareThe European Research Institute for Chaplains in Health Care (ERICH) is conducting an international survey about changing practices in spiritual care in response to COVID-19. The worldwide pandemic has influenced the way spiritual care has been delivered in health care. The research group is seeking to collect data from across the world. Although the word “Chaplain” is used on the survey – that also includes those who reference as Pastoral Care or Spiritual Care practitioners. There is a closing date of 7 June.

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Learning from Case Studies in Chaplaincy

Learning from Case Studies in ChaplaincyThe 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.

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Caring for those who Care eBook

Chaplaincy Innovation Lab logoOne of the frequent topics of discussion in gatherings in “normal” times is getting chaplaincy departments the level of recognition they deserve. Some departments are at the leadership table and seen as important partners in organisational decision-making and action. Others strive for this level of recognition and organisational collaboration. What is the difference? There are many reasons, but one important reason is that the chaplaincy team took the opportunity and rose to the challenge of a difficult situation that taxed the organisation, its staff and patients. A situation like COVID-19. The services delivered in these times are remembered and their impact valued, long after the crisis has passed. With this in mind, Chaplaincy Innovation Lab have prepared this eBook to provide you with ideas and resources to support you in caring for your colleagues, and in so doing, rising to what may be the most important challenge of our lifetimes.

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The Corona pandemic as a challenge for spiritual care

Pretty GraphicSpiritual Care is an essential part of the care of critically ill and dying patients and their family members. This also applies in the current corona pandemic, in which all those involved are challenged to an unprecedented extent. Chaplains in hospitals, geriatric care facilities and in outpatient palliative care bear responsibility for the maintenance of spiritual care, with and for all those involved. They represent the shared caretaking effort of all health professions and are usually the first point of contact for spiritual care.

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Chaplaincy Innovation Lab shares resources for chaplains encountering coronavirus

Chaplaincy Innovation Lab logoThe Chaplaincy Innovation Lab invites all spiritual care providers, educators, and others to take advantage of the following resource, which we are gathering and passing along for the use of all. If you have resources and strategies you would like to share, info@chaplaincyinnovation.org. We will update this page as more resources become available.

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Cert IV and Diploma of Chaplaincy: Alphacrucis College

Alphacrucis College LogoAlphacrucis College is a ministerial training college with a Christian focus with campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Auckland and has local church partnerships. Courses are offered in Ministry, Pastoral Care, Chaplaincy, Theology and Leadership studies. Awards are granted upon successful completion from Cert IV level to Diploma, Degree, Graduate Cert, Masters and Doctorate.

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Diploma of Chaplaincy: Intensives + online Diploma course in Vic, NSW and Qld

Chaplaincy CollegeIn a chaplaincy role you often work with people who are experiencing times of crisis, grief and loss or have experienced a crucial life changing incident. Engaging with such vulnerable people requires sensitivity and the discerning application of extensive knowledge and skills. To equip Chaplains, The Salvation Army developed a nationally accredited Diploma of Chaplaincy course which can be completed in approximately two years (Classroom and Online).

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