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Editors

John Swinton [+-]
University of Aberdeen
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John Swinton is Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care in the School of Divinity, Religious Studies and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. He has a background in nursing and healthcare chaplaincy and has researched and published extensively within the areas of practical theology, mental health, spirituality and human well-being and the theology of disability. He is the Director of Aberdeen University’s Centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability (www.abdn.ac.uk/cshad), and Co-Director of the University’s Kairos Forum (www.abdn.ac.uk/kairos-forum). His publications include: Dementia: Living in the Memories of God (2012). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans/London SCM Press; Living Well and Dying Faithfully: Christian Practices for End-Of-Life Care (2009) (Edited text with Richard Payne) Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Raging With Compassion: Pastoral responses to the problem of evil.(2007) Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.; Spirituality in Mental Health Care: Rediscovering a “forgotten” dimension. (2001) Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London.
Chris Swift [+-]
Leeds Teaching Hospitals University of Leeds
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Chris Swift has been Head of Chaplaincy at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals since 2001. Between 2004 and 2007 he was President of the College of Health Care Chaplains. Since obtaining his PhD in 2005 from the University of Sheffield he has continued to research and publish and was instrumental in establishing the MA in Health & Social Care Chaplaincy at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2011. Chris is a module leader on the MA and also holds an honorary research fellowship at the University of Leeds. He is a member of the editorial board for the Christian social responsibility journal, Crucible, and has served on the editorial team of the UK's Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy for many years prior to the agreement to publish Health & Social Care Chaplaincy.
Lindsay B. Carey [+-]
Palliative Care Unit, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
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Dr. Lindsay Carey, MAppSc, PhD, is Head of Public Health Major and Course Adviser for the Bachelor of Health Sciences program, plus Research Fellow with the Palliative Care Unit, School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Carey's research interests include quantitative and qualitative research, public health, pastoral care, spirituality, palliative and aged care, death and dying, religiosity and health, the sacralization of identity process and occupational epidemiology. He first commenced tertiary teaching and research in 1989 with the Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences (Melbourne) and then from 1992 with the School of Public Health, La Trobe University (Melbourne). He has served as Research Fellow for the Caring for Caregivers Program (Victoria), Research Fellow with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Evaluation Program, Chaplaincy Research Fellow with the Pastoral Care Department of the Northern General Hospital (Sheffield, UK), National Research Fellow with the Australian Health & Welfare Chaplains Association (AHWCA) and Staff-Chaplain (Research) to the RAAF Director of Chaplaincy-Air Command . In 2010 he was made a Life Member of 'Spiritual Care Australia' and an Honorary Scholar with the Centre of Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University (US). He has twenty five years of pastoral care experience and research in parish and chaplaincy settings (including industrial chaplaincy, welfare chaplaincy, health care chaplaincy and defence force chaplaincy). He has also fulfilled appointments as an ethics committee member with Austin Health (Melbourne) and the AHWCA. He is Co-Editor of the international journal 'Health and Social Care Chaplaincy' (UK) and an editorial board member of the international 'Journal of Religion and Health' (US). Through his role as Director / Principal Research Fellow of 'Australian and New Zealand Chaplaincy Utility Research' (ANZCUR) Dr. Carey has conducted or assisted with pastoral care and chaplaincy research within a number of different contexts across Australia and New Zealand and authored / co-authored over 100 journal publications with regard to chaplaincy and pastoral care. Dr. Carey is ranked by SCOPUS (2016) as being in the top 10 of international chaplaincy researchers. He has presented as a conference speaker in Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Slovakia and the United States. He has supervised post-graduate students researching in palliative care, pastoral care, chaplaincy, bioethics, spirituality and religion. Researchgate URL: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lindsay_Carey

Book Review Editor

Mark Newitt
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
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About the Journal

Health and Social Care Chaplaincy is a peer-reviewed, international journal that assists health and social care chaplains to explore the art and science of spiritual care within a variety of contexts. The journal was founded in 2013 through the merger of the Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy (issn:1748-801X) and the Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy (issn:1463-9920) . It continues to be the official journal of the College of Health Care Chaplains and members of the society receive the journal as part of their annual membership. For more details on membership subscriptions, please click on the 'members' button at the top of this page. Back issues of both previous journals are being loaded onto this website (see Archives) and online access to these back issues is included in all institutional subscriptions.

Health and Social Care Chaplaincy is a multidisciplinary forum for the discussion of a range of issues related to the delivery of spiritual care across various settings: acute, paediatric, mental health, palliative care and community. It encourages a creative collaboration and interface between health and social care practitioners in the UK and internationally and consolidates different traditions of discourse and communication research in its commitment to an understanding of psychosocial, cultural and ethical aspects of healthcare in contemporary societies. It is responsive to both ecumenical and interfaith agendas as well as those from a humanist perspective.

The journal focuses on ensuring that chaplains have the essential knowledge, skills and character required to perform chaplaincy services in a range of health and social care contexts. It fosters ethical practice; enhanced discourse and communication skills; philosophical and critical understanding; proficiency in assessment, intervention and evaluation; research literacy; team working and awareness of the contribution of other disciplines in the delivery of health and social care. It enables chaplains to offer staff support, enhance organisational spirituality and contribute to health and wellbeing in their communities.

The journal strives to bring the best practitioners and academics in the field into critical dialogue and also sets aside a place to encourage first time authors and reflective practitioners.

The editors are supported by an international, interdisciplinary advisory board.