Our international research collaboration project

CEO Cheryl Holmes, Research Leader Heather Tan and SHA Board Member Eleanor Flynn, with six other researchers from the US and Europe, are investigating the impact of COVID19 on the provision of spiritual care in the healthcare systems.
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CEO Cheryl Holmes, Research Leader Heather Tan and SHA Board Member Eleanor Flynn, with six other researchers from the US and Europe, are investigating the impact of COVID19 on the provision of spiritual care in the healthcare systems. 

Australians featured significantly among the 1654 respondents to an international online survey, on which this international research collaboration is based. 

“Our deep thanks to all who participated in the survey. Your contributions will enable us to produce an Australian case study to add to an international body of research,” Cheryl said. 

The publishers of The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counselling have agreed to produce a special issue featuring about ten papers developed from the data collected in this survey.

The papers will be written by members of this team, assisted at times by other experts.   

Papers will cover a range of topics, including:  

  • The impact on Chaplains and their Self Care  
  • New models of chaplaincy arising: an Australian case study 
  • Impact on future training and education, and 
  • Impact on spiritual care in mental health facilities.   

We are busy analysing data and writing, so watch this space. The papers should be out in December. 

For more information about our research collaboration, please contact Cheryl Holmes at ceo@spiritualhealth.org.au