October 2017

Latest news

An interesting tool for those with limited communication
A recent article in American press has been brought to our attention by Michael Paterson, This is a chaplain designed tool for patients with no speech to be able to communicate spiritual needs. It looks like it could be adapted for a number of different circumstances. Details can be found here.

Working with families and carers to learn from deaths event 2nd November 2017
NHS England is holding an event which may be of interest to staff working in chaplaincy services in trusts across England. It will be of particular interest to chaplaincy staff who have supported families and carers who have lost a loved one in NHS commissioned care, whose death has been subject to a review or investigation. If you would like to participate in this event, please see here for more information.

Vacancy for a Chaplain in Tunbridge Wells
The Hospice in the Weald are advertising for a full time chaplain. See here for details – closing date for applications is 4th October.

From the President
Following accreditation by the Professional Standards Authority of the UKBHC Register of chaplains, our president has written of the significance of this to our members. See Karen’s note on our From the President page.

Viva la difference!
Sobell House are hosting an interesting looking 1 day course on 28th November on resilience from different perspectives and cultures. See our training events page for more information.


Book Launch for Chaplaincy in Hospice and Palliative Care
Karen Murphy and Bob Whorton launched their new book on July 25th with much celebration. The event was well attended, by Jonathan Pye, the Chair of the Bristol District of the Methodist Church, amongst others and a great success. We are delighted to announce that to coincide with the book launch, Jessica Kingsley Publishers are offering a 15% discount off their books. See Members’ Discount Codes under the Members Area menu.

Pictured right are Karen & Bob with Jonathan Pye


Annual Conference Presentations
We are pleased to say that the presentations and workshops are now available on the conference page here. Please remember that this material is copyright of the authors and must not be copied without permission and acknowledgement.

ENHCC Newsletter
The latest newsletter from the European Network for Healthcare Chaplaincy has just been published online here. It opens with news of the launch of the  European Research Institute for Chaplaincy in Healthcare (ERICH), which has its own website here.

St Christopher’s Hospice 50th Anniversary
This year is a very significant one for St Christopher’s, and by extension to all hospices. They are hosting a number of events over the year and some details can be found here. Further information will be posted on the Training Events pages throughout the year.

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In your prayers today please remember all the patients, staff and volunteers of North Kerry Home Care, Tralee, Ireland
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