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


“Okay, so he has some religious beliefs”: Spiritual Care in Palliative Care Research

with Natalie Ernecoff, PhD & Joe Rotella, MD 

Free Webinar: Thursday, November 19th, at 1:00PM (EST) 12:00PM (CST)

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On Thursday, November 19th at 12 Noon (CST), the Hospice and Palliative Spiritual Care Research Network (HPSCRN) will be sponsoring a webinar hosted by Paul Galchutt in conversation with Natalie C. Ernecoff, PhD and Joe Rotella, MD.
Dr. Ernecoff is a Post-Doctoral Scholar in the Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburg School of Medicine. Dr. Ernecoff’s research focuses on palliative care. In several studies she has found less than optimal involvement of spiritual care in palliative care. In this webinar we will discuss her findings and their implications for improving spiritual care in palliative care.
Dr. Rotella is the Chief Medical Officer for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the President and Founder of CatalystHPM, and is the Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine as well as the Associate Program Director of the Palliative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Louisville.


What chaplains wish nurses knew: findings from an online survey.” 

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.