TITLE

UPHOLDING THE PATIENT NARRATIVE IN PALLIATIVE CARE: THE ROLE OF THE HEALTHCARE CHAPLAIN IN THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM

AUTHOR(S)
Coates, Stuart M.
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy;Jun2010, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
What do chaplains do? The rising interest in relation to spiritual care leaves questions: what activities (if any) are intrinsic to chaplaincy? Where (if at all) does the spiritual merge with the religious? And how does this relate to the overall pursuit of holistic well-being? As an investigative and reflective exercise, interviews were conducted with palliative care chaplains. The resulting data suggests a focus of activity around the eliciting, holding and representing of the stories of patients and their families, all exercised with reference to the multi-disciplinary team.
ACCESSION #
59241210

 

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