Spiritual care research

The research vision of the centre is to measure what can be measured and to do our best to explore and find evidence-based practice for multi-disciplinary spiritual and religious care.  We take seriously the mystery inherent in this venture and honour that which cannot be measured.

Our research aspirations are to find evidence based and best practice for:

  • Reliable and valid assessment and intervention spiritual care tools and resources for children of all ages and their families
  • Identify the spiritual and religious needs of sick children according to age, condition and in relation to their families
  • A taxonomy for paediatric chaplaincy building on the work done in adult contexts
  • Models, standards and modules for Paediatric chaplaincy
  • Standards, principles and models for multi-disciplinary paediatric spiritual care a multi-faith, spiritual and pastoral care bereavement pathway
  • Spiritual wellbeing for paediatric care staff

We are strong believers in collaboration and are very happy to partner with others in research.

One of our current research projects is being funded by a family who lost their daughter, Katie, to cancer. You can read more about their work here: http://www.inspiring-lives.net/ 

Our Research

A list of research from the Centre for Paediatric Spiritual Care is available here:

Our Research



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