October 19, 2016
David Pascoe Is First Health Care Chaplain to be Finalist for National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award PlainViews Staff OPEN ACCESS
The Chaplain's Toolbox: Part 2 of a Two-Part Series Marian Betancourt
Ask the Chaplain: Krisha Arvin PlainViews Staff
Understaffing in Palliative Care George Handzo
News and Journal Watch PlainViews Staff
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A special edition of Health and Social Care Chaplaincy (issue 5.2: 2017), focusing on chaplains’ case studies, is to be guest edited by Professor George Fitchett (US) and Revd Dr Steve Nolan (UK), who together edited Spiritual Care in Practice: Case Studies in Healthcare Chaplaincy (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015).
For this special edition of the journal the editors now invite proposals case studies from any health and/or social care setting, including community locations. The case studies may report on the work of an individual chaplain or teams of chaplains, or a chaplain’s collaboration in a multi-professional team. Proposals may also be a case study that is a “one-off” study or based on longer-term work.
Contributors need to be experienced chaplains (with three or more years in clinical practice) and be able to reflectively think and write about their work. Contributors do not need to have previous experience writing for publication. Potential contributors should familiarize themselves with the guidelines for writing case studies and the related ethical issues. It is recommended that authors utilize one or more of the publications listed below.
Potential contributors should email a brief outline of a case study (around 800 words), together with a brief Curriculum Vitae or Resume and send these directly and jointly to both guest editors (George_Fitchett@rush.edu; and email@example.com). The deadline for submitting case study outlines is on or before 31st of January 2017. Upon review of the case study outline the editors will notify potential contributors if a full case study is to be invited. Guidelines for author preparation and submissions are available at: https://journals.equinoxpub.com/index.php/HSCC/about/submissions
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October 19 FREE live Q&A online forum on the Spiritual Care Association with chaplains George Handzo, Director of Credentialing and Certification and Sue Wintz, Director of Education. Register here.
October 25 webinar “Advocacy for Spiritual Care in Changing Political Environment” with Washington, DC expert M. Todd Tuten. Register here.
October 27 webinar "Reforming Chaplaincy Training" with David Fleenor, Director of Clinical Pastoral Education, Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, NY. Register here.
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Does your organization provide excellence in spiritual care? Let everyone know it. Learn more about the Excellence in Spiritual Care Award here.
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