Sunday, June 30, 11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Seismic shifts in the way health care is and will be delivered in the Western world are occurring in response to financial and demographic challenges.
People's understanding and expression of their spirituality is changing.
Traditional chaplaincy models of acute one-to-one crisis intervention in institutional settings may no longer be fit for purpose as the dominant approach to promote spiritual wellbeing.
will share the strategic response of Scottish health care chaplains to such challenges and opportunities, with the aim of stimulating creative and innovative thinking among participants as to how chaplaincy may develop and maximize its impact in their context.
Ewan Kelly is a former junior doctor who has spent most of his working life as a health care chaplain and a university teacher.
Kelly's experience includes chaplaincy in two large acute-care hospitals and a hospice in Scotland.
Currently, he works with NHS Education for Scotland on the strategic development of spiritual care and health care chaplaincy in NHS Scotland.
NHS Scotland, the Scottish National Health Service, is the country's publicly funded health care system.
In addition, Kelly has part-time positions as a senior lecturer teaching pastoral theology at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.