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

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Published
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/04/2001
<mark>Journal</mark>Palliative Medicine
Issue number3
Volume15
Number of pages14
Pages (from-to)229-242
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

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.

Bibliographic note

RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy & Administration