ERICH, the European Research Institute for Chaplaincy in Healthcare, works closely with the European Network of Healthcare Chaplains, which the AHPCC is part of. It promotes Spiritual Care research throughout Europe.
You can download the latest ERICH Newsletter here.

Current Research

At present, several UK hospices are contributing to research into the Specialist Spiritual Care Performance-Related Outcome Measure (PROM) Project, which seeks to provide a validated tool capable of demonstrating the effectiveness of chaplaincy interventions. This is a major international research project that several of our members are involved with, and Austyn Snowden, one of the lead researchers will be bringing us up to date with its progress at our annual conference.
ERICH is involved with this, as are several health authorities. You can access more in-depth PROM Information here.

Research requests, and information about individual ongoing projects.

Ongoing Research
Author(s)Title or SubjectInformationLinksTime frame
Austyn Snowden,
Napier University, Edinburgh
Chaplaincy PROM (Performance Related Outcome Measure)Seeking additional hospice chaplains to conduct trialsExplanatory presentationOngoing trial
Emma Tomalin,
Professor of Religion and Public Life
University of Leeds
Sikh chaplaincy service provision in NHS Hospital Trusts and hospicesRequest for participation in a short survey, which should take about 20 minutes.Explanatory letterRequest posted May 2019
Steve Nolan and Duncan MacLarenReligious, Spiritual, Pastoral... Secular? Where Next for Chaplaincy? Special Issue of Health and Social Care ChaplaincyCall for papers on non-religious / secular chaplaincy and spiritual care.InformationRequest posted May 2019