Presentation on theme: "Question How do those engaging in pastoral Care from a Christian perspective in which God is clearly named, provide appropriately and with integrity for."— Presentation transcript:
Question How do those engaging in pastoral Care from a Christian perspective in which God is clearly named, provide appropriately and with integrity for those whose lives are constructed differently?
Literature review Pluralism Care Models Authenticity Belief Story Presence
Response Themes Reasons for becoming a chaplain Understanding of chaplaincy Personal need Belief – Foundation for Commitment Professionalism Story Other faiths Training.
Profiles Constancy Secure, Grounded Faith Perfection of God Holy Spirit experience Ambivalence Orthodoxy Intensity of Belief
Appointers Practice Matters Difficulties Professionalism and Training Inter-faith encounters Future
Conclusions Belief standpoints present difficulties in dealing with difference. Chaplains tend to offer only religious care Spiritual care steps aside from religious standpoints to enable listening and pondering Need to develop an understanding of the significance of presence and story
Conclusions continued Professionalism is required in modern hospitals – current practice appears to lack this. Ongoing professional development is essential Membership in a professional body is preferable. Regular supervision is essential Training programmes need greater ecumenical and interfaith focus.