Creating an interprofessional education package on patients’ spiritual needs

Fiona Jack*, David Hunter

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This article outlines the experiences of a Scottish healthcare chaplain. After a student nurse expressed a dated view of chaplains, I realised it was my responsibility to refresh it. After reflection I planned, developed and implemented an interprofessional education session for nursing, midwifery and allied health professional (NMAHP) students on clinical placement. I had to develop awareness of learning theories, preferences and styles, and explore different methods of delivery. Since NMAHP students can be undergraduate, postgraduate, school leavers or career changers, the session is multi-generational and interprofessional. Attendee feedback was used to review the learning session. This package was developed and shared with my team but may be of value to other healthcare chaplains or spiritual care educators to introduce spiritual care to NMAHP students on clinical placement. It will also be a useful resource for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals to expand their understanding of the role.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)748-755
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number14
Early online date20 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • interprofessional learning
  • student nurses
  • allied health professional students
  • spiritual care
  • clinical placement


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