Resources for Teaching Research Literacy in Chaplaincy

Articles

Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy (JHCC) Research Methods Series

Kevin Flannelly, PhD, editor of JHCC, has developed a series of articles about research methods. They are excellent introductions to key concepts. Below is a list of the articles that have appeared in the series thus far. JHCC is a benefit for members of APC.

Flannelly, K.J., Jankowski, K.R., & Flannelly, L.T. (2015). Measures of variability in chaplaincy, health care, and related research. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 21(3), 122-30. doi:10.1080/08854726.2015.1054671

Jankowski, K.R., & Flannelly, K.J. (2015). Measures of central tendency in chaplaincy, health care, and related research. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 21(1), 39-49. doi:10.1080/08854726.2014.989799

Flannelly, K.J., & Jankowski, K.R. (2014). Research designs and making causal inferences from health care studies. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 20(1), 25-38. doi:10.1080/08854726.2014.871909

Flannelly, K.J., & Jankowski, K.R. (2014). Scientific method and its application to chaplaincy. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 20(1), 1-2. doi:10.1080/08854726.2014.872887

Flannelly, K. J., Jankowski, K.R., & Flannelly, L.T. (2014). Operational definitions in research on religion and health. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 20(2), 83-91. doi:10.1080/08854726.2014.909278

Flannelly, L.T., Flannelly, K.J., & Jankowski, K.R. (2014). Fundamentals of measurement in health care research. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 20(2), 75-82. doi:10.1080/08854726.2014.906262

Flannelly, L.T., Flannelly, K.J., & Jankowski, K.R. (2014). Independent, dependent, and other variables in health care and chaplaincy research. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 20(4), 161-170. doi:10.1080/08854726.2014.959374

Grossoehme, D.H. (2014). Overview of qualitative research. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 20(3), 109-22. doi:10.1080/08854726.2014.925660

Other Useful Articles and Chapters

Fitchett, G., & Grossoehme, D. (2012). Health care chaplaincy as a research-informed profession. In S. B. Roberts (Ed.), Professional spiritual & pastoral care (387-406). Woodstock, VT: Skylight Paths Publishing.

Flannelly, K.J., Jankowski, K.R., & Tannenbaum, H.P. (2011). Keys to knowledge: Searching and reviewing the literature relevant to chaplaincy. Chaplaincy Today, 27(1), 10-15.

Grossoehme, D. (2011). Research as a chaplaincy intervention. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 17(3-4), 97-9. doi: 10.1080/08854726.2011.616165.

Handzo, G.F., Cobb, M., Holmes, C., Kelly, E., Sinclair, S. (2014). Outcomes for professional health care chaplaincy: An international call to action. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 20(2), 43-53. doi: 10.1080/08854726.2014.902713.

Nance, M.S., Ramsey, K.E., & Leachman, J.A. (2009). Chaplaincy care pathways and clinical pastoral education. Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, 63(1-2), 11-1-4.

We want to draw your attention to work by Susan Nance and her colleagues (2009) who developed a chaplaincy care pathway curriculum for their CPE residents. Though designed for CPE training programs, the Chaplain Care Pathways is a useful resource for chaplains who are seeking ways to build an evidence-based practice and profession. As the authors write, the activity “involves reflection on chaplaincy experience with a particular patient population or family circumstance, research of current inter-disciplinary literature, and identification of identifiable and measurable intended results or desired outcomes of the chaplains’ ministry.” The article includes an example of a pathway for care for transplant patients and their families.

Snowden, A., Telfer, I., Kelly, E., Bunniss, S., & Mowat, H. (2013). The construction of the Lothian PROM. The Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy, 16, 3-16.

Snowden, A., Telfer, I., Kelly, E., Bunniss, S., Mowat, H. (2013). “I was able to talk about what was on my mind’. The operationalisation of person centred care. The Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy, 16, 13-26.

Tartaglia, A., Dodd-McCue, D., & Derrickson, P. (2012). Writing for research: A step-by-step guide to content, organization and presentation. Chaplaincy Today, 28(2), 4-12.

 

Key Reviews of Chaplaincy Research

  • Jankowski, K.R., Handzo, G.F., Flannelly, K.J. (2011). Testing the efficacy of chaplaincy care. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 17(3-4), 100-125.
  • Morgan, M. (2015). Review of literature. Spiritual Health Victoria (once at the site, scroll down to find the downloadable pdf).
  • Mowat, H. (2008). The potential for efficacy of healthcare chaplaincy and spiritual care provision in the NHS (UK): A scoping review of recent research. Aberdeen, Scotland: Mowat Research Ltd. Available online. (Last accessed November 8, 2016.)
  • Pesut, B., Sinclair, S., Fitchett, G., Greig, M., & Koss, SE. (2016). Health care chaplaincy: A scoping review of the evidence 2009-2014. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 22(2), 67-84. doi: 10.1080/08854726.2015.1133185