We’ve recommended a set of top resources on chaplaincy in specific contexts. These articles and other resources represent some of the very best research and practice being done today. Our list is not intended to be comprehensive, and the selection represents the perspectives of the editorial team. These resources will be updated as new articles become available, and we welcome your feedback and suggestions.

Care in Specific Contexts

Pediatrics and Adolescents

Cadge W, Calle K, Dillinger J (2011). “What Do Chaplains Contribute to Large Academic Hospitals? The Perspectives of Pediatric Physicians and Chaplains.” Journal of Religion and Health 50, 300-312.

Donohue PK, Norvell M, Boss RD, Shepard J, Frank K, Patron C, Crowe TY (2017). “Hospital Chaplains: Through the Eyes of Parents of Hospitalized Children.” Journal of Palliative Care online ahead of print.

Feudtner C, Haney J, Dimmers MA (2003). “Spiritual Care Needs of Hospitalized Children and Their Families: A National Survey of Pastoral Care Providers’ Perceptions.” Pediatrics 111, 67-72.

Fitchett G, Lyndes KA, Cadge W, Berlinger N, Flanagan E, Misasi J (2011). “The Role of Professional Chaplains on Pediatric Palliative Care Teams: Perspectives from Physicians and Chaplains.” Journal of Palliative Medicine 14, 704-707.

Grossoehme DH, Szczesniak R, Mrug S, Dimitriou SD, Marshall A, McPhail GL (2016). “Adolescents’ Spirituality and Cystic Fibrosis Airway Clearance Treatment Adherence: Examining Mediators.” Journal of Pediatric Psychology 41, 1022-1032.

Grossoehme DH, Teeters A, Jelinek S, Dimitriou SM, Conard LA (2016). “Screening for Spiritual Struggle in an Adolescent Transgender Clinic: Feasibility and Acceptability.” Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy 22, 54-66.

Grossoehme DH, Ragsdale J, Wooldridge JL, Cotton S, Seid M (2010). “‘We can handle this’: Parents’ Use of Religion in the First Year following Their Child’s Diagnosis with Cystic Fibrosis.” Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy 16, 95-108.

Robinson MR, Thiel MM, Backus MM, Meyer EC (2006). “Matters of Spirituality at the End of Life in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.” Pediatrics 118, 719-729.