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How are Chaplaincy Departments Responding Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic? A Snapshot of UK Responses to a Questionnaire

Issue: Vol 8 No. 2 (2020) Special Issue: COVID-19

Journal: Health and Social Care Chaplaincy

Subject Areas: Healthcare Communication

DOI: 10.1558/hscc.41624


This is a brief reflection on how chaplaincy in the United Kingdom is respond- ing "on the ground" to COVID-19. It is based on a short questionnaire responded to by 27 chaplaincy teams, who were providing ministry during COVID-19, in April 2020. It notes significant changes in practice and captures some variation and similarities in chaplaincy experiences. It also highlights emerging concerns with respect to chaplaincy practice that may require additional research in the future.A brief reflection on how Chaplaincy is responding ‘on the ground’ to Covid19, based on short questionnaire responses from 27 Teams in April 2020. Highlights Chaplaincy practice that may need research in the near future.

Author: Simon Harrison, Julia Scarle

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