N O R T H G L A S G O W. CHAPLAINCY for the 21 st Century . Helen Bunce GRI. Chaplains.
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Helen Bunce GRI
Rev Anne Harper
Western & Gartnavel
Gartnavel & Blawarthill
Patients of all or no faiths, staff, visitors
Unique to each individual, for some that can be their religion, for
others music, nature, family, friends etc
from monasticism to wind chimes, but I have never been able to
resist tinkering under the bonnet of the soul.
No longer convinced by the absolutes of my childhood, I
nevertheless hankered after something to replace them, a
workable credo with which to engage life.”
(Adrift in Caledonia, Boathitching for the Unenlightened
Nick Thorpe 2006)
1-2-1 relationship, completely person centred and makes no assumptions
personal conviction or life orientation
Spiritual Care is not always religious.
Religious care at it's best should always be spiritual.
We all do!!!
“How are you doing tonight?” = Spiritual Care
The need to give and receive love
The need to be understood
The need to be valued as a human being
The need for forgiveness, hope and trust
The need to explore beliefs and values
The need to express feelings honestly
The need to find meaning and purpose in life.
Some find their spirituality helps maintain their health and helps them cope with illness, trauma, loss, change as body, mind & spirit
Whether religious or not people share deep needs as they try to make sense of & maintain hope when illness or injury strikes.
retaining sense of personal worth
maintaining their own identity
What about Muslims?
Where can we find info about how to help other faiths?
RELIGIONS & CULTURE MANUAL-provided by the Chaplains