Transforming Chaplaincy is a think tank with a mission to promote research literacy in chaplaincy to improve patient outcomes.

By integrating contemporary scholarship into ongoing practice, chaplains can provide better care, educators can prepare chaplains to be more effective in their work, and healthcare administrators and professionals can drive effective institutional change. Our resources give these groups the tools they need to transform chaplaincy in their institutions.


Thinking of all of you in the context of the pandemic.

Our partners at CIL, APC, ACPE, NACC, NAJC, and AMC have assembled resources which might of benefit to your invaluable work at this critical time

Chaplaincy Innovation Lab – Coronavirus Resources

APC Coronavirus Resources

ACPE COVID-19 Resources

NACC Coronavirus Resources

NAJC Coronavirus Resources

AMC Coronavirus Resources


Hope from the Heart of Texas: A Multi-Disciplinary Model for Staff Care During the Pandemic
Tuesday, October 19th @ 12 Noon (EST) / 11:00AM (CST)

This webinar features a creative, highly successful, multidisciplinary approach to staff care developed at the Methodist Health System in Dallas by Rev. Caesar Rentie, Vice President of Pastoral Care, and colleagues.

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A Divine Intervention to Reduce Black-White Disparities in End-stage Cancer Care
Thursday, November 18th @ 12 Noon (EST) / 11:00AM (CST)

In this webinar Holly Prigerson, PhD will seek to make the case that healthcare chaplaincy has unrealized potential to address unmet spiritual care needs of patients nearing death and to improve end-of-life care of patients. Additionally, she will also discuss how healthcare chaplaincy may also reduce black-white disparities in the quality of end-stage cancer care.
Rev. Carla Price, MDiv will offer a response as discussant.

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Existential quality of life and associated factors in cancer patients receiving palliative care.

We’re proud to feature the Article of the Month from ACPE Research. We’re grateful to editor John Ehman for sharing his work here and encourage you to take advantage of this valuable resource.