Abstract

This paper reviews the issues confronting chaplaincy/spiritual care in the 21st century. It looks at how faith communities are changing their view of chaplaincy as well how institutions respond. The paper looks at two qualitative studies and what can be learned from them in confronting the questions raised at the beginning. It concludes with the question of how the evidence base can be expanded to make chaplaincy/spiritual care more relevant over the next few years.

Keywords

chaplaincy, spirituality, evidence-based research

Link to Publisher Version (URL)

https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9010024

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