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Charting by Chaplains in Healthcare: White Paper of the European Research Institute for Chaplains in HealthCare (ERICH)

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

“If it is not charted: it did not happen.” The charting of healthcare chap-laincy contacts in patient files has been controversially discussed in the literature in recent years. In particular, entries in digital medical records raise questions among pastoral care managers about confidentiality, data protection regulations and mana-gerial interests.The European White Paper on charting in healthcare chaplaincy argues that charting chaplaincy contacts with patients and relatives (1) makes their spiritual needs visible, (2) contributes to improved interprofessional communication about chaplaincy and (3) makes the work of chaplains transparent.
Journal: Health and Social Care Chaplaincy
ISSN: 2051-5553
Issue: 2
Volume: 10
Pages: 1 - 28
Number of pages: 28
Publication year:2022