SHA staff and affiliated scholars have been involved as authors of the following publications (selected):
Author: Jenny Advocat, Shiva Vasi, Leila Karimi, David Glenister, Cuong La and Cheryl Holmes.
Journal: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy (2021) 1-11.
Summary: This study examines patient preferences for hospital chaplaincy provided by faith communities, and the importance of faith affiliation compared to other spiritual care provider characteristics.
Author: Cheryl Holmes.
Journal: Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management (2021) Vol. 16 No. 4
Summary: This study aimed to further understanding of the key influences and mechanisms for change to ensure safe and high-quality spiritual care provision in Australia by a qualified and credentialed workforce.
Author: Eleanor Flynn, Heather Tan and Anne Vandenhoeck
Journal: Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling (2021) 75(1_suppl): 37-40.
Summary: This paper discusses the responses of the participants as they relate to education and training as well as suggesting new content and styles of education to meet the needs of chaplains in future similar events.
Author: Heather Tan and Cheryl Holmes
Journal: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy (2021) 1-15.
Summary: This article reports on the evaluation of a monthly professional development program, specifically for spiritual care practitioners, offered over the period 2017–2019 by Spiritual Health Association (Victoria, Australia) and its partners
Author: Heather Tan, Cheryl Holmes, Eleanor Flynn and Leila Karimi
Journal: Journal of Pastoral Care Counseling (2021) 75(1_suppl): 41-45.
Summary: This paper focuses on the impact of COVID19 in Australia. Three areas were investigated: professionalism, contrasting hospital and aged care services and “business as usual”? Impact was low overall, the timing being pre-second wave impact.
Author: Anne Vandenhoeck, Cheryl Holmes, Cate Michelle Desjardins, Joost Verhoef
Journal: Journal of Pastoral Care Counseling (2021) 75(1_suppl): 17-23.
Summary: This paper presents and discusses data from three of the qualitative questions in the international COVID-19 survey.
Author: Fiona Gardner, Heather Tan and Bruce Rumbold
Journal: Journal of Religion and Health (2020) 59(1): 195-203.
Summary: Spirituality and health care; Patient and family experience of spirituality in health; Roles in spirituality in health care
Author: Heather Tan, Bruce Rumbold, Fiona Gardner, David Glenister, Annie Forrest and Luke Bowen
Journal: Journal for the Study of Spirituality (2020) 10(2): 114-126.
Summary: The aim of the study reported here was to explore the understanding and expectations of healthcare service staff, across the spectrum of staffing levels, in relation to the provision of spiritual care in their facility.
Author: Christine Hennequin
Journal: Health and Social Care Chaplaincy (2020)
Summary: The Spiritual Care Minimum Data Set Framework provides a consistent way of collecting data in Victoria, and of benchmarking spiritual care services in several areas including governance, credentialing, and quality improvement processes.
Author: Cheryl Holmes
Journal: Ethics, Medicine and Public Health, (2019) Volume 9, April–June, 7-11.
Summary: This article explores the role of faith communities in health care in the context of the changing demographics in Australia and the increasing numbers of people who nominate that they have no religious affiliation. It seeks to raise questions and to reflect on the changing models of spiritual care needed to meet the needs of current and future populations.
Author: Cheryl Holmes
Summary: Health Policy, (2018) 122, 389-395
Abstract: Research increasingly demonstrates the contribution of spiritual care to patient experience, wellbeing and health outcomes. Responsiveness to spiritual needs is recognised as a legitimate component of quality health care. Yet there is no consistent approach to the models and governance of spiritual care across hospitals in Australia. Further exploration of the contribution of spiritual care to wellbeing, health outcomes and patient experience is invited.
Author: Cheryl Holmes
Journal: Religions (2018), 9, 379
Summary: This article presents the outcomes from the National Consensus Conference Enhancing Quality and Safety: Spiritual Care in Health held in June 2017. Five principles for the design and delivery of spiritual care services and ten policy statements are presented.
Author: Shinen Wong and Heather Tan
Journal: The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counselling (2017) 7 (4), 237-256.
Summary: This article examines the educational issues in ongoing professional education for spiritual care practitioners. A meta-evaluation data over four years (2013-2016) of one such monthly program conducted by Spiritual Health Association was examined. Recommendations are made to support healthcare managers and spiritual care educators in designing and developing continuing education programs for spiritual care practitioners in a variety of other professional health and care contexts.
Author: Jenny Greenham and Cheryl Holmes
Journal: Newparadigm, The Australian Journal on Psychosocial Rehabilitation (2017) Summer, 11-15
Summary: This article describes the implementation and evaluation of a training program developed by Jenny for Spiritual Health Association and delivered to mental health workers in Gippsland. The East Gippsland Mental Health Initiative aimed to build the capacity of mental health workers to respond to the spiritual needs of their clients/patients. Its results, supported by other studies, show that workers can benefit from training in the area of spirituality and spiritual care, and that this could provide positive outcomes for clients/patients.
Author: Michelle Morgan & Cheryl Holmes
Summary: This document records a literature review undertaken in 2015 to assist us in the development of the collaborative research project with La Trobe University and six different healthcare facilities. The main topics reviewed are.
The outcomes of the search of data in the period 2005-2015, over a broad range of data bases, has been divided into the above topics for easy access and where available, abstracts of relevant articles are recorded in tables in the appendices.
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