Centre library

We have a study centre at Birmingham Children’s Hospital with an extensive collection of over 1000 books and articles relating to paediatric spiritual care, chaplaincy, palliative and bereavement care.  

We welcome visitors to study in the centre but by advanced booking only.  The Centre has two desks.  You would be able to access the library of books and articles and see all the resources that have been published under Red Balloon Resources. You are welcome to bring your own computer and Wi-Fi is available. Unfortunately we are unable to loan books. Please contact us to check availability:bch-tr.cpsc@nhs.net 

The topics on which we have books are:

  • Child palliative, end of life and bereavement

  • Ethics

  • Healthcare spirituality

  • Chaplaincy: Multi-Disciplinary

  • Multi faith and cultural

  • Palliative, end of life and bereavement

  • Spiritual care with children and young people

  • Supporting families

  • Staff support

  • Journals

  • Red Balloon resources

We have lists of resources that for those with an interest in Paediatric Spiritual care. These resources are available at the Centre:

10 key books to read relating to spiritual care

Dissertations and theses in paediatric spiritual care and related fields

A catalogue of book available in the Centre Library can be found here: https://books.google.co.uk/books?uid=105952297554321023979 (please note this list is not yet complete and will be continually updated)

We appreciate that not everyone has access to an academic library so are developing a list of useful open access articles, most do not have a paediatric focus but offer an introduction to the area of spiritual care and spirituality more generally.  There is not a wide range of literature on paediatric spiritual care which is easily accessible.

Download our list of accessible journal articles

Resources in development

  • Wellbeing for staff: booklet and e resources
  • Equipping faith communities: Supporting families with children with complex care needs. Training and resource package
  • Religious care pathways
  • Supporting families good practice manual
  • Multi faith celebration banners and resource boxes for wards

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