Medical Humanities Event: Chaplaincy Workshop

On “meaning”, “value”, and training in the context of illness and caring for those who are ill.

A knowledge exchange event funded by Wellcome designed to promote dialogue between multi-faith chaplains working at Oxford University Hospitals and academics interested in religious themes within medical humanities.

5th September
Teaching Room, Richard Doll Building
11 Old Road Campus
Headington, OX3 7LF


8:45-9:30 Refreshments.

9:30-10:15 Peter Kevern (School of Health and Social Care, Staffordshire University) ‘The challenges of dementia care and the (un)making of meaning: analysis of an online forum on carer spirituality’.

10:15-11:00 Adam Boughey (School of Health and Social Care, Staffordshire University) “Chaplains for wellbeing” in primary care: Qualitative evaluation of the induction and training of chaplains and impact on patient health and

11:00-11:45 Rachel Hall (Medical Anthropology, University of Oxford) ‘The moral value of mental health in a cross cultural perspective’.

11:45-12:30 Group discussion: Reviewing the healthcare chaplaincy guidelines.

12:30 Lunch (atrium).

Travel expenses for attendance can be covered (on a first come first served basis). Please email if you are attending.  


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