Healthcare chaplaincy

Kia ora koutou,

UK has multi-faith/belief chaplaincy service (see link below). We know spiritual care impacts positively on wellbeing. NZ hospital chaplains do a good job, but are underfunded, under resourced, and mostly underutilized. Our national healthcare chaplaincy service needs to be reviewed, re-structured and re-invigorated to take spiritual care into the 21st century, where over 80% of us don’t attend church, synagogue or mosque, yet have spiritual needs (call them existential if you don’t like the S-word).

cheers

Richard

https://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2017/apr/04/hospital-chaplains-nhs-waste-taxpayers-money?CMP=oth_b-aplnews_d-1