ACPE Research Network Article of the Month
Transforming Chaplaincy is pleased to feature here the Article of the Month, produced by ACPE Research. Each month at least one article is discussed in detail; related resources are also recommended, as well as ways to incorporate this latest research into the classroom.
This month’s article explores the experience of Compassion Rounds, whereby chaplains and clinicians engaged patients/families particularly around spiritual/emotional/psychological needs. The model seems not only beneficial for patients/families but for the providers themselves. (The researchers used a popular six-step thematic analysis approach put forward in 2006 by Virginia Braun and Victoria Clarke, which may be of interest in and of itself.)
McManus, K. and Robinson, P. S. “A thematic analysis of the effects of Compassion Rounds on clinicians and the families of NICU patients.” Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy 28, no. 1 (January-March 2022): 69-80.
November: “‘My doctor says the cancer is worse, but I believe in miracles’ –when religious belief in miracles diminishes the impact of news of cancer progression on change in prognostic understanding.”