Spiritual care

We are a partner in a pilot project, headed by Spiritual Health Victoria, scoping spiritual care practice in six metropolitan hospitals.

Another project undertaken in partnership with Spiritual Health Victoria is a study “Can we make a case for faith communities to continue to receive Government funding for the provision of chaplaincy services in Victorian public hospitals?”

Recent publications (2016-2018)

Rumbold, B. (2017). Spirituality in palliative care. In L. Beres (ed). Practising Spirituality (pp. 167-180). London, Palgrave

Rumbold, B. (2016). Spiritual aspects of care. In J. Fitzgerald and G. Byrne (Eds). Psychosocial dimensions in medicine (pp. 248-263). Melbourne, IP Communications.

Publications (2015 and prior)

Carey, L.B., Rumbold, B. (2014). Good practice chaplaincy: An exploratory study identifying skills, attitudes and practices of chaplains for selection, training and utilization. Journal of Religion and Health, New York: Springer Online First.

Rumbold, B. (2013). Spiritual assessment and healthcare chaplaincy. Christian Bioethics 19(3), 251-269.doi: 10.1093/cb/cbt027

Rumbold, B. (2012). Compassionate care: Engaging the spirit in care. Progress in Palliative Care 20 (2), 106-113.

Cobb, M., Puchalski, C. & Rumbold, B. (Eds.) (2012). The Oxford textbook of spirituality in healthcare. (Oxford: Oxford University Press.