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Title Hospital chaplaincy in the twenty-first century : the crisis of spiritual care on the NHS / Christopher Swift.
Imprint Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.


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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 191 pages : illustrations).
Series Explorations in practical, pastoral and empirical theology
Explorations in practical, pastoral, and empirical theology.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-185) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Subject Great Britain. National Health Service -- Chaplains.
Great Britain National Health Service.
Great Britain. National Health Service.
Chaplains, Hospital -- Great Britain.
Chaplaincy Service, Hospital -- organization & administration.
Religion and Medicine.
Faith Healing.
United Kingdom.
Great Britain.
Contents Introduction -- A history of the chaplain -- The chaplains' professsionalization -- Chaplaincy under New Labour -- The battle of Worcester -- The chaplain today: an auto-ethnogrphy -- Religion, secularization and spirituality -- Theological voices and ventures -- Conclusion.
Summary This work charts the impact of shifting attitudes towards spirituality through the experiences of health care chaplains. Rooted in a new and radical interpretation of the chaplain's work in the past, the book moves on to describe a current crisis in the nature of spiritual care.
Other Title Print version: 9781317121183