Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, Vol 5, No 2 (2017)

Case Study of “Moral Injury”: Format Dutch Case Studies Project

Guus Van Loenen, Jacques Körver, Martin Walton, Reijer De Vries
Issued Date: 12 Apr 2018

Abstract


The case study “Moral Injury” traces care provided by a chaplain in a mental health institution to a former military marksman named “Hans”. Hans was in care at a specialized unit for military veterans with traumas. He sought contact with a chaplain “to set things right with God” and wanted the chaplain to perform a ritual to that end. The case study traces the care provided in conversations, in the reading of Psalms and in the construction and performance of a ritual.

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DOI: 10.1558/hscc.34303

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