Chaplains as specialists in spiritual care for patients in Europe.

@article{Vandenhoeck2013ChaplainsAS,
  title={Chaplains as specialists in spiritual care for patients in Europe.},
  author={Anne Vandenhoeck},
  journal={Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnetrznej},
  year={2013},
  volume={123 10},
  pages={552-7}
}
The development and the organization of chaplaincy in the European context are very diverse. The religious history and the culture of a country are the most determining factors. Still an increasing trend towards professionalism is noticeable. The number of professional associations for chaplains, for example, is growing. The need for professional chaplaincy is founded on the paradigm of whole person care and on the trend towards specialized care in hospitals. The whole person care approach… CONTINUE READING