Transforming Chaplaincy: The George Fitchett Reader

SHA's CEO Cheryl Holmes contributed to the recently published Transforming Chaplaincy: The George Fitchett Reader.

Transforming Chaplaincy: The George Fitchett Reader, edited by Steve Nolan and Annelieke Damen.

SHA's CEO Cheryl Holmes contributed to the recently published Transforming Chaplaincy: The George Fitchett Reader, edited by Steve Nolan and Annelieke Damen. The book brings together ten papers written by spiritual care practitioner/ researcher George Fitchett and aims to inform debates with which the spiritual care profession must wrestle in the coming years.

Cheryl was invited along with Martin Walton (The Netherlands) and David Fleenor (USA) to provide suggestions for how others may build on George Fitchett's work. The selected papers focus on the areas of:

  • religion/ spirituality and health
  • CPE and research literacy
  • spiritual screening and assessment.

Editors Steve Nolan and Annelieke Damen state that "Transforming Chaplaincy's vision of a future where 'chaplaincy is formed, informed and transformed by evidence-based practice' is nowhere more embodied in a singe person than it is in George Fitchett. In a chaplain-researcher career of more than twenty-five years, George has produced over 130 scientific papers, articles and book chapters, which have put him at the leading edge of the profession.

Experienced and aspiring chaplain-researchers will find reward in reading and re-reading these papers. They both model good research practice and provide insights that will enrich professional practice. We believe this book will prove valuable as a textbook for developing research literacy, and for anyone new to chaplaincy research, we included an orientation to statistical terms used in reporting quantitative research". 

Transforming Chaplaincy is now available to purchase.