Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, Vol 2, No 2 (2014)

New Wine? New Wineskins? Values-based Reflections on the Changing Face of Healthcare Chaplaincy

Michael Paterson
Issued Date: 10 Mar 2015


In the first of this series of three articles in Health & Social Care Chaplaincy, the author employed Ricoeur’s typology – orientation, disorientation, reorientation – to explore Scottish healthcare chaplains’ responses to the refocusing of spiritual care from a series of crisis-based hospital interventions to the promotion of wellbeing and resilience in local communities. In this second article the author treats this paradigm shift with a hermeneutic of suspicion and explores inherent issues of need, ability, value and power.

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DOI: 10.1558/hscc.v2i2.26927


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