ERICH, the European Research Institute for Chaplaincy in Healthcare, works closely with the European Network of Healthcare Chaplains, which the AHPCC is part of. It promotes Spiritual Care research throughout Europe. You can download the latest ERICH Newsletter here.
At present, several UK hospices are contributing to research into the Specialist Spiritual Care Performance-Related Outcome Measure (PROM) Project, which seeks to provide a validated tool capable of demonstrating the effectiveness of chaplaincy interventions. This is a major international research project that several of our members are involved with, and Austyn Snowden, one of the lead researchers will be bringing us up to date with its progress at our annual conference.
ERICH is involved with this, as are several health authorities. You can access more in-depth PROM Information here.
Bereavement Support survey
The University of Cambridge Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group is undertaking a national survey of a wide range of people who are supporting bereaved people during the pandemic. We would be very grateful if you could complete the anonymous survey (see table below) which takes less than five minutes to complete.
Research requests, and information about individual ongoing projects.
|Author(s)||Title or Subject||Information||Links||Time frame|
Napier University, Edinburgh
|Chaplaincy PROM (Performance Related Outcome Measure)||Seeking additional hospice chaplains to conduct trials||Explanatory presentation||Ongoing trial|
|University of Cambridge Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group||National survey of a wide range of bereaved support during the pandemic.||Request for particpartion||Short questionnaire||Request posted August 2020|