Spiritual care research

The research vision of the centre is to explore and find evidence-based practice for multi-disciplinary spiritual and religious care. 

Our research aspirations:

  • Find reliable and valid assessment and intervention spiritual care tools and resources for children of all ages and their families
  • Identify the spiritual and religious needs of sick children according to age, condition and in relation to their families
  • Create a taxonomy for paediatric chaplaincy building on the work done in adult contexts
  • Create models, standards and modules for paediatric chaplaincy
  • Develop standards, principles and models for multi-disciplinary paediatric spiritual care a multi-faith, spiritual and pastoral care bereavement pathway
  • Enhance the spiritual wellbeing of paediatric care staff

One of our current research projects is being funded by a family who lost their daughter, Katie, to cancer. You can read more about their work here: http://www.inspiring-lives.net/

Useful Links

Research PowerPoints:

Spiritual Care Principles

Metaphors in Spiritual Care


Collaboration is one of our core values and we would welcome working in partnership with individuals, hospitals, hospices, organisations, and universities in writing, research and training.

If you are interested in working with us please contact us.

We are interested in partnering with other organisations and we will also post requests for partners we are looking for.