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Ethics

Ethical questions arise in certain institutions where chaplains help to have open and honest discussions.

Ethics

Aesthetics

Aesthetics is about beauty and art that we find in the practices of chaplains. Think of rituals, images and songs.

Aesthetics

Identity

How important is the religious identity of the chaplain? What does this say about the care that is provided to patients or clients?

Identity

Recovery

Recovery is going further after a loss, many chaplains deal with this issue in their work on a daily basis.

Recovery

Professionalization

Already at the start of the profession of chaplains there are ideas about what the professional identity should be, or what kind of skills are attached to the profession.

Professionalization

Religion and violence

How should we understand the complex relationship between religion and violence, and can religions contribute to peace or to the prevention of violence?

Religion and violence

Church and state

In what way can the separation of church and state and freedom of religion be maintained in a society that becomes multi-religious? What is the role of chaplains on this subject?

Church and state

Moral injury

The theme of moral injury is mainly present in the work of chaplains in the armed forces and prison.

Moral injury

Language

The language that chaplains use is sometimes a different language than that of policymakers, doctors or managers. Language is an important part of spiritual care.

Language

Spirituality

The concept of spiritual care is not clear to everyone. In the Netherlands the term "spiritual" often has a rather vague resonance. While in the US the term is very common.

Spirituality

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UCGV: sharing knowledge on chaplaincy care

The profession of spiritual care is on the move: new insights and practices arise and require research and reflection. UCGV is a platform for knowledge and research in the field of health care, prison, military and primary care. Chaplains, students and researchers meet each other to deepen and broaden their knowledge. From education to research, from network to practice. Do you want to join this movement? UCGV: sharing knowledge on chaplaincy care.

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