The Role of the Healthcare Chaplain: A Summary of the Contribution of Healthcare Chaplains to Modern Healthcare Practice

  • Chris SwiftEmail author


Spiritual care has become a more complex subject in the arena of health care. This chapter reviews the development of chaplaincy practice and its evolution in the context of social change. Key elements of the chaplain’s work are identified, both for individual care and collective occasions. The distinction between the role of all health professions in spiritual care, and the specific function of the chaplain, is discussed.


Chaplain Chaplaincy Diversity Religion Spirituality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MHA, Epworth HouseDerbyUK

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