TC Fellow to present at ACPE annual conference in May
TC Fellow Saneta Maiko will present at May’s ACPE Annual Conference with Csaba Szilagyi, manager of spiritual care & chaplaincy services at Riley Children’s Hospital. The abstract for their poster, “Developing Research Literacy in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Chaplain Students: A Pilot Study,” is below. Congratulations, Saneta and Csaba!
Research evidence reveals a considerable gap between the high levels of endorsement of research literacy and evidence-based practice among chaplains and the extent to which chaplains engage and integrate research in a consistent manner (Fitchett et al., 2014; Snowden et al., 2017). Developing research literacy in the next generations of chaplains during Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a critical lever to transform spiritual care and chaplaincy into a research-informed profession. Studies have explored research literacy and attitudes about research and evidence-based practice in professional chaplains (Fitchett et al., 2014; Snowden et al., 2017) and program-level characteristics and models of research education in CPE (Fitchett et al., 2012; Tartaglia et al., 2013). However, this is the first study to investigate changes in CPE chaplain students by utilizing a multi-dimensional construct of research literacy.