"Spiritual and religious Care Capabilities and Competencies for "
Spiritual and religious Care Capabilities and Competencies for Healthcare Chaplains A Capabilities / Competencies Framework Supported by: CAAB Chaplaincy Academic and Accreditation Board AHPCC Association of Hospice and Palliative Care chaplains CHCC College of Health Care Chaplaincy SACH Scottish association of Chaplains in Healthcare Educational Solutions for Workforce Development Who are the Capabilities and Competencies for? Assistant Chaplain Chaplain Senior / Specialist Chaplain Lead Chaplain Educational Solutions for Workforce Development Capabilities or Competencies? competence describes what individuals know or are able to do in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes at a particular point in time; capability describes the extent to which an individual can apply, adapt and synthesise new knowledge from experience and continue to improve his or her performance Educational Solutions for Workforce Development Essential Shared Capablilities Developed by Department of Health and National Institute for Mental Health in England. Adapted for chaplaincy 1. Working in partnership 2. Respecting diversity 3. Practising ethically 4. Challenging inequality 5. Identifying the needs of people using chaplaincy services 6. Providing safe and responsive patient care 7. Promoting best practice 8. Promoting rehabilitation approaches 9. Promoting self care and empowerment 10. Pursuing personal development and learning Educational Solutions for Workforce Development Chaplaincy Framework Structured under nine domains 1. Knowledge for practice 2. Reflective practice 3. Practicing ethically 4. Spiritual and religious assessment and intervention 5. Multiprofessional working 6. Staff support 7. Chaplain to the hospital or unit 8. Communication skills 9. Spiritual formation Educational Solutions for Workforce Development How can a framework be used? for self-assessment; as a means of planning personal development; as a means of planning team development; as a guide to developing education and training; as a guide to developing work-based learning. It is anticipated that those using the framework for professional development purposes would be supported and guided by an experienced mentor Educational Solutions for Workforce Development Developing a Qualification for Healthcare Chaplaincy Project group remit: To commission a single or collaborative group of Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) who will thereafter work on a chaplaincy qualification Educational Solutions for Workforce Development Building on the work of Chaplaincy Academic and Accreditation Board Chaplaincy is a graduate profession Candidates should be able to fulfil entry requirements for post graduate study A professional register should contain the names of individuals who meet the standards required to practice stating the level at which the chaplain is qualified Chaplaincy is working towards registration as an Associated Health Profession A recognised educational base and career structure will be required for registration With the professional organisations NES is taking the lead to develop and initiate a qualification for healthcare chaplaincy in Scotland Educational Solutions for Workforce Development Where is the project now? Framework adapted and agreed using other documents Ongoing consultation with project group Consultation with Lead Chaplains throughout UK including Scotland Project consultants preparing draft competencies for comment using the following frameworks Standards for NHSScotland Chaplaincy Services Skills for Health Competencies CAAB mapping of NHS Knowledge Skills Framework Consulting with University faculties and departments Draft competencies to be available in November 2007 Educational Solutions for Workforce Development