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 study works from a convenience sample of US chaplains, but while the findings may have limited generalizability the research should help professional chaplains overall think about the role and importance of their with Advance Care Planning (ACP). The data is notably very recent, having been collected in 2020 from members of the Association of Professional Chaplains, the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, and the Spiritual Care Association, though the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on responses is unclear. The article may also be useful to raise awareness of chaplains’ capabilities for supporting ACP within institutions and alongside of other disciplines.
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.”