Mental Health Chaplains: Practitioners’ perspectives on their value, purpose and function in the UK National Health Service

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620230
Title:
Mental Health Chaplains: Practitioners’ perspectives on their value, purpose and function in the UK National Health Service
Authors:
Gubi, Peter M.; Smart, Harry
Abstract:
There is limited research into the value, purpose and function of Mental Health (MH) Chaplains. Yet, they are employed within National Health Service Trusts in the UK. Eight MH Chaplains were interviewed to explore how they see their value, purpose and function. The data were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. The data reveal the relational and spiritual/existential accompaniment nature of their work, which is of transformative value, and which requires MH Chaplains to be able to offer ‘hospitality’ and to work at relational depth which is akin to working with the spiritual dimension of clients within counselling. Other roles include: religious care; offering a visible presence; running groups; training; advocacy; connecting with other services; community liaison; committee work; and staff support.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Gubi, P.M. & Smart, H. (2016). Mental health chaplains: Practitioners’ perspectives on their value, purpose and function in the UK National Health Service. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 44(3), 289-296.
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling
Publication Date:
15-Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620230
DOI:
10.1080/03069885.2016.1174767
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in British Journal of Guidance & Counselling on 15/04/2016, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2016.1174767
ISSN:
0306-9885
EISSN:
1469-3534
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

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dc.contributor.authorGubi, Peter M.en
dc.contributor.authorSmart, Harryen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-31T15:50:16Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-31T15:50:16Z-
dc.date.issued2016-04-15-
dc.identifier.citationGubi, P.M. & Smart, H. (2016). Mental health chaplains: Practitioners’ perspectives on their value, purpose and function in the UK National Health Service. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 44(3), 289-296.en
dc.identifier.issn0306-9885-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03069885.2016.1174767-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620230-
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in British Journal of Guidance & Counselling on 15/04/2016, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2016.1174767en
dc.description.abstractThere is limited research into the value, purpose and function of Mental Health (MH) Chaplains. Yet, they are employed within National Health Service Trusts in the UK. Eight MH Chaplains were interviewed to explore how they see their value, purpose and function. The data were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. The data reveal the relational and spiritual/existential accompaniment nature of their work, which is of transformative value, and which requires MH Chaplains to be able to offer ‘hospitality’ and to work at relational depth which is akin to working with the spiritual dimension of clients within counselling. Other roles include: religious care; offering a visible presence; running groups; training; advocacy; connecting with other services; community liaison; committee work; and staff support.en
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dc.subjectmental healthen
dc.subjectChaplaincyen
dc.subjectpurposeen
dc.subjectfunctionen
dc.titleMental Health Chaplains: Practitioners’ perspectives on their value, purpose and function in the UK National Health Serviceen
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dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Guidance & Counsellingen
dc.date.accepted2016-04-01-
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