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ERIC Number: EJ1100972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Mental Health Chaplains: Practitioners' Perspectives on Their Value, Purpose and Function in the UK National Health Service
Gubi, Peter Madsen; Smart, Harry
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v44 n3 p289-296 2016
There is limited research into the value, purpose and function of Mental Health (MH) Chaplains. Yet, they are employed within National Health Service Trusts in the UK. Eight MH Chaplains were interviewed to explore how they see their value, purpose and function. The data were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. The data reveal the relational and spiritual/existential accompaniment nature of their work, which is of transformative value, and which requires MH Chaplains to be able to offer "hospitality" and to work at relational depth which is akin to working with the spiritual dimension of clients within counselling. Other roles include: religious care; offering a visible presence; running groups; training; advocacy; connecting with other services; community liaison; committee work; and staff support.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom