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.


Spiritual Care for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia: Building a Chaplain’s Musical Tool Kit

Friday, December 9th @ 1:00PM (EST) / 12:00PM (CST) 

This webinar will feature Dr. Meganne K. Masko of IUPUI discussing her on-going focus group study on long term care chaplains use of music with persons living with dementia including their work with music therapists. Dr. Masko will also offer practical suggestions for mitigating harm in the use of music, how to broaden the application of music from hymn sings, and where to find musical resources.

Meganne K. Masko, PhD, MT-BC/L, Assistant Professor and Music Therapy Program Director for the Department of Music and Arts Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indiana.

Prioritizing Spiritual Care in Healthcare: A Moderated Conversation about the Strategic Priorities for Professional Chaplaincy

Tuesday, December 13th @ 3:00PM (EST) / 2:00PM (CST) 

What are the key challenges for spiritual care in healthcare in the next 5 years? What should spiritual care providers and our professional organizations be doing to prepare to address these challenges. In this webinar four spiritual care leaders will start a conversation by identifying areas of focus and advocacy for professional chaplaincy in the coming years.

LaVera Crawley, MD, MPH, OFS, System VP Pastoral and Spiritual Care CommonSpirit Health

Rev. Jay Foster, DMin, BCC, Vice President of Spiritual Care, Chaplaincy Services and Congregational Partnerships, Indiana University Health System

Rev. Imani Jones, DMin, BCC, ACPE Certified Educator, Director, Department of Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Rabbi Mychal B. Springer, BCC, ACPE CE, Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Geila Rajaee, MPH, MPA, MDiv, BCC, Doctoral Candidate, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Health Behavior & Health Education

Exiting patients’ rooms and ending relationships: questions and challenges faced by hospital chaplains.”

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.