Hospital Chaplaincy In The Twenty-first Century: The Crisis Of Spiritual Care On The Nhs by Christopher SwiftHospital Chaplaincy In The Twenty-first Century: The Crisis Of Spiritual Care On The Nhs by Christopher Swift

Hospital Chaplaincy In The Twenty-first Century: The Crisis Of Spiritual Care On The Nhs

byChristopher Swift

Paperback | April 2, 2016

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The place of religion in public life continues to be a much-debated topic in Western nations. This book charts the changing role of hospital chaplains and examines through detailed case studies the realities of practice and the political debates which either threaten or sustain the service. This second edition includes a new introduction and updated material throughout to present fresh insights and research about chaplaincy, including in relation to New Atheism and the developing debate about secularism and religion in public life. Swift concludes that chaplains must do more to communicate the value of what they bring to the bedside.
The Revd Dr Christopher Swift is from the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK. He has been a Health Care Chaplain since 1994 and Head of Chaplaincy at Leeds Teaching Hospitals since 2001. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Spirituality, Religion and Public Life at Leeds Metropolitan University and a past President of the ...
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Title:Hospital Chaplaincy In The Twenty-first Century: The Crisis Of Spiritual Care On The NhsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:222 pages, 9 × 6.1 × 0.6 inPublished:April 2, 2016Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1472410513

ISBN - 13:9781472410511

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Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword to the first edition; Foreword to the second edition; Preface; Introduction; A history of the chaplain; The chaplains¿ professionalization; The political context; The battle of Worcester; The chaplain today: an auto-ethnography; Religion, secularization and spirituality; Theological voices and ventures; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.