The ACPE Research Network

Network Newsletters


 

The ACPE Research Network Newsletter is published three times a year: Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer. Issues contain not only items of current news about the Network but also items of ongoing pertinence regarding spirituality research and health and education [--and items of this latter sort have been highlighted in bold type in this index for easy reference].

Members are encouraged to submit material by e-mailing the Network Convener at john.ehman@uphs.upenn.edu.

  • Vol. 15. No. 2 (Spring 2017)
    • "Working Together, Building Together: The Importance of Spiritual Care Research" --A Message from Carlos R. Bell, ACPE President
    • Research Network Annual Business Meeting, Friday, May 5, 2017, Minneapolis, MN
    • Emory Announces New Director of Research in Spiritual Health
    • Book Notice: Religious Beliefs, Evolutionary Psychiatry, and Mental Health in America: Evolutionary Threat Assessment Systems Theory
    • Thoughts on the Transforming Chaplaincy Fellowship, by Recipient Geila Rajaee
    • ACPE Conference: Research Workshops
    • NACC Conference: Workshops Emphasizing Research
    • APC Conference: Professional Development Initiatives and Workshops Emphasizing Research
    • Caring for the Human Spirit Conference: Plenaries and Workshops Emphasizing Research
    • International Study of Chaplains' Attitudes about Research
    • First Chaplaincy Research Summer Institute, July 24-28, 2017
    • GWISH Spirituality and Health Summer Institute, July 10-13, 2017
    • Duke Spirituality and Health Workshop, August 14-18, 2017
    • EQUATOR Network: Online Resource for Research Reporting Guidelines
    • John Templeton Foundation Online Funding Inquiry
    • Catholic Health World Article: "Strengthen Chaplaincy Research to Improve Spiritual Care"
    • Harvard Magazine Article: "Connecting Body and Soul"
    • Research Items from the ACPE's Newsletters and Monday Morning Briefings
    • Call for Papers from the American Psychological Association
  • Vol. 15. No. 1 (Fall 2016)
    • Journal Call for Papers: Chaplains' Case Studies
    • Transforming Chaplaincy Curriculum Grant Recipient Report from Krister White, Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, TX
    • Transforming Chaplaincy Curriculum Grant Recipient Report from Pamela Lazor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
    • Transforming Chaplaincy Curriculum Grant Recipient Report from René Brandt, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
    • Transforming Chaplaincy Curriculum Grant Recipient Report from Stacy Kenney, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
    • APC Surveys Chaplains with the ProQOL Measure
    • 2017 Conference on Medicine and Religion --Registration Now Open
    • 2017 Muslim Mental Health Conference at MSU
    • Special Journal Issue on Measures of Spirituality/Religiosity
    • New Review of the Integration of Pastoral Care Providers into Psychiatric Inpatient Care
    • Videos from Duke's Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health
  • Vol. 14. No. 3 (Summer 2016)
    • Update on Transforming Chaplaincy
    • "Moving Together, Moving Ahead" --Thoughts on the Importance of Research for the ACPE by President Carlos R. Bell
    • VCU Residents'/Master of Science Students' Research Day: A Second Year Marks a Tradition!  --by Diane Dodd-McCue
    • Daniel F. Evans Center for Spiritual and Religious Values in Healthcare, at Indiana University Health
    • Center for Spirituality and Health, at Mount Sinai (New York)
    • Scoping Reviews
    • Notable Articles from 2015 Not Previously Cited on the Research Network Website
  • Vol. 14. No. 2 (Winter-Spring 2016)
    • Annual Research Network Business Meeting and the ACPE Conference
    • Editor's Comment: A Call for Replication Studies
    • Presentations Online from the 2016 NAJC Conference
    • Workshops at the APC Conference, June 23rd-26th
    • Third Annual Caring for the Human Spirit Conference, April 11th-13th
    • Duke Spirituality and Health Workshop, August 15th-19th
    • World Psychiatric Association Position Statement
    • The Evolution of Spiritual Assessment Tools in Healthcare
    • Online Lectures from the Initiative on Health, Religion and Spirituality at Harvard University
    • Mary Martha Thiel's "Five Questions I’d Like to See Addressed through Research" --Focusing on Spiritual Care of the Non-Religious
    • Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality at the Library of Congress
  • Vol. 14. No. 1 (Fall 2015)
    • Report on Inclusion of Research at the International Congress on Pastoral Care and Counseling  --by David C. Johnson
    • Project Update: Transforming Chaplaincy Project Launched
    • New Religion and Spirituality Series from the Journal Cancer
    • CPE Students' "Lean" Projects at the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System
    • Free Online Modules on Research and Statistics from the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality and Healing
    • Spiritual Care Initiative for Professional Excellence Completes Its Mission
    • APC Continuing Education Requirements and Standards for Research
    • 2016 Medicine and Religion Conference<
    • 5th European Conference on Religion, Spirituality and Health
    • Review of ICD-10-AM Pastoral Intervention Codings
    • New Pew Survey on Perceived Conflict between Religion and Science
  • Vol. 13. No. 3 (Summer 2015)
    • Grants Totaling $4,500,000 to Boost Hospital Chaplains' Research Literacy
    • Research at the Maine Medical Center's Department of Spiritual Care  --by Kitty Garlid
    • VCU Residents'/Master of Science Students' Research Summit
    • Message from Trace Haythorn, ACPE Executive Director
    • Slides from Judith R. Ragsdale's 2015 ACPE Conference Research Presentation
    • Research Emphasis for the 2016 NAJC Conference
    • Pew Survey of "America’s Changing Religious Landscape"
    • 2015 NHS England Chaplaincy Guidelines Promote Research
    • BMC Palliative Care Special Section on "Palliative Care, Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy: The Current Landscape"
    • Notable Articles from 2014 Not Previously Cited on the Research Network Website
  • Vol. 13. No. 2 (Spring 2015)
    • Annual Research Network Business Meeting, May 9th
    • Judith R. Ragsdale Receives the ACPE's 2015 Critical Thinking in Research and Innovation Award
    • Results of a Survey to APC and ACPE Members Concerning Chaplain Vacancies and CPE Supervisor Vacancies Filled Over the Past Three Years  --by Thomas H. Phillips
    • The Pastoral Caregiver's Casebook Series Now in Print
    • Duke Spirituality and Health Workshop, August 10th-14th
    • Applications Being Accepted for the Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality at the Library of Congress
    • NACC Article on New Research Standards for Certification
    • Research Themes at the Association for Professional Chaplains’ Conference, June 4th-7th
    • Second Annual Caring for the Human Spirit Conference, April 20th-22nd
  • Vol. 13. No. 1 (Fall 2014)
    • Joint Research Council Created by the APC
    • New Handbook: An Invitation to Chaplaincy Research: Entering the Process
    • Announcement of the 2015 Conference on Medicine and Religion
    • Catholic Health Association Surveys of Executives' and Clinicians' Views on Chaplaincy
    • Update: Study of the Effects of Religious Symbols on Brain Function
    • Gordon Hilsman's "Five Questions I Wish Research Would Address"
    • Follow-up Report Regarding an Irish Study of the Impact of Stillbirths on Chaplains
    • Integration Models for Spirituality and Medicine
    • New Journal: Health and Social Care Chaplaincy
  • Vol. 12. No. 3 (Summer 2014)
    • Grounded, Curious & Growing: Research Is Essential to ACPE  --by Trace Haythorn
    • Research Imperative and Call to Action by the European Network of Healthcare Chaplaincy
    • Research from Chaplains at Yale-New Haven Hospital
    • Steve Overall's "Five Questions I Wish Research Would Address"
    • COMISS Surveys Regarding Research Publications in Specialized Ministry
    • Crossroads ...a Newsletter Exploring Research on Religion, Spirituality, and Health
    • Proceedings of the 2014 Healthcare Chaplaincy Network's Caring for the Human Spirit Conference
    • Spiritual Assessment and Spiritual Injury App
    • Journals' Special Theme Issues
    • Sources Regarding Anton Boisen and Helen Flanders Dunbar
    • Notable Research from 2013 Not Previously Cited on the Research Network Website
  • Vol. 12. No. 2 (Winter-Spring 2014)
    • Research at Saint Luke’s Health System CPE Program in Kansas City  --by Marc Giedinghagen
    • Annual Network Business Meeting, May 8, 2014
    • Research Themes in Workshops and Presentations at the 2014 ACPE Conference
    • Research Workshops at Upcoming NAJC and APC Conferences
    • John J. Gleason's "Five Questions I Wish Research Would Address"
    • Pew Survey of "Views on End-of-Life Medical Treatments"
    • HealthCare Chaplaincy's "Caring for the Human Spirit" Conference: Driving the Research Agenda for Spiritual Care in Health Care
    • Duke Spirituality and Health Workshop
    • New Study on "Music Therapy and Spiritual Care in End-of-Life..."
    • Muslim Chaplains Research Project in the UK
    • "Mapping the Literature of Health Care Chaplaincy"
  • Vol. 12. No. 1 (Fall 2013)
    • CPE Residency Group Research Project at St. Luke's Hospital (Kansas City, MO)
    • New Report on "Spiritual Fitness" by the Rand Corporation
    • "Nurses: The Chaplain’s Gatekeeper?" --a Reflection by Elizabeth Johnston Taylor
    • Margot Hover's "Five Questions I Wish Research Would Address"
    • A Message to Chaplains from Joan Beder
    • New Journal: Spirituality in Clinical Practice
    • Presentations from the 2013 Conference on Interdisciplinary Applications from Spirituality & Health Research
  • Vol. 11. No. 3 (Spring-Summer 2013)
    • Notes of the 2013 Business Meeting of the Research Network
    • "The Organizational Culture of VCUHS Units: An Exploratory Study"
    • Reflection on Research, by Allison Kestenbaum
    • Study of CPE Student Self-Perceptions of Progress on Level 1 Outcomes
    • Interdisciplinary Education Study Involving CPE Students
    • SCIPE Project Update and Workshop
    • International Consensus Conference on Spirituality in Health Care
    • Penn's Spirituality Research Symposium on Provider Self-Care
    • BBC Survey Shows Cuts in Chaplaincy at NHS Hospitals
    • Notable Research from 2012 Not Previously Cited on the Research Network Website
  • Vol. 11. No. 2 (Winter 2013)
    • A Message from Deryck Durston, ACPE Interim Director
    • Call for Support/Membership
    • Annual Network Business Meeting, May 18, 2013
    • Research Themes in Conference Workshops and Presentations
    • Applications Being Accepted for the Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality
    • Research in Disability, Theology, and Ministry   --by Bill Gaventa
    • Research by Daniel Nuzum at University College Cork, Ireland
    • International Consensus Conference on Spirituality in Health Care
    • Washington Post Article by Linda Emanuel on Science and Chaplaincy
    • Two Additions to Resources for Incorporating Research into CPE
    • Web Resources for the Daily Spiritual Experiences Scale
    • Recent Healthcare Journal Theme Issues on Spirituality
  • Vol. 11. No. 1 (Fall 2012)
    • New Pew Survey of Religious Affiliation: "'Nones' on the Rise"
    • Research-Related Activity at the VCU ACPE Center
    • Update on Research in the Curriculum at St. Luke's Health System, Kansas City, MO
    • Proposal Regarding Educating CPE Supervisors: Exploring the Emerging Theory of Supervisory Wisdom
    • Proposal Regarding the Perception of Chaplains as a Unique Resource for the Communication of Needs to the Clinical Team
    • What is the Efficacy of Clinical Pastoral Education in Teaching Resiliency and Coping Skills for Clergy?
    • "Looking for Excellence in Supervision: A Researcher's Reflection on Her First Unit of CPE"
    • Gerald Gunderson's "Challenge to Promote Shared Learning in Pastoral Care"
    • Harold Koenig on the "Role of the Chaplain on the Medical-Surgical Team"
  • Vol. 10. No. 3 (Spring-Summer 2012)
    • Webinar Syllabus added to Resources for Incorporating Research into CPE
    • "Predicting the Importance of Hospital Chaplain Care in a Trauma Population," Invited Comment by Shannon Borchert
    • Critical Components in the Formation of Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisors --DMin Thesis by Amy Greene
    • Pew Survey of US Prison Chaplains
    • Fifteenth Annual Spirituality Research Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania
    • Nine Demonstration Projects in California, Integrating Spiritual Care within Palliative Care
    • Research from 2011 Not Previously Noted on the Research Network Website
  • Vol. 10. No. 2 (Winter 2012)
    • A Message from the ACPE Interim Executive Director
    • Teaching Research in CPE Residency Programs
    • Self-Assessed Spiritual Skill Changes Reported by CPE Residents and Interns
    • Self-Supervision of Work with Students
    • Update on Research-Related Activity at the VCU ACPE Center
    • Ministry Specialty Projects at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, PA
    • Steve Nolan's Spiritual Care at the End of Life: The Chaplain as a "Hopeful Presence"
    • HealthCare Chaplaincy to Award Grants for Growing the Field of Chaplaincy Research in Palliative Care
    • "Pastoral Care in Hospitals," A Literature Review from Italian Researchers
    • Another International Review of Spirituality Instruments
    • Islamic Approaches to Patient Care, by Ra'ufa Sherry Tuell
    • Theme Issue of the Journal of Behavioral Medicine
  • Vol. 10. No. 1 (Fall 2011)
    • Annual Network Business Meeting
    • Research Workshops at the Upcoming National ACPE Conference
    • Call for Information about ACPE Programs that Teach Research
    • Ideal Intervention Project (IIP) -- Update
    • Ten Articles Especially Useful for Introducing CPE Students to Research
    • Four Recent Overviews and Evaluations of Spirituality Measures
    • More Websites Linking to Our Network Site
  • Vol. 9. No. 3 (Summer 2011)
    • Update on the ACPE Board Motion on Research
    • Call for Collaboration on Research on the Impact of Clinical Pastoral Education on Clergy Health
    • Update and Request Regarding Research into Chaplains' Documentation
    • Update on "Spiritual Skills" Research
    • Reading List for the Summer 2011 Duke Spirituality and Health Workshops
    • Canadian Study: "...From Chaplains to Spiritual Care Providers"
    • Health Study of Air Force Chaplains
    • Dissemination of Religion and Health Research
    • Survey of Spirituality and Health Content in US Medical School Curricula
    • New "Spirituality/Medicine Interface Project" Theme Issue from the Southern Medical Journal
    • Research Network Website Given High Marks in Review
    • Research from 2010 Not Previously Noted on the Research Network Website
  • Vol. 9. No. 2 (Winter 2011)
    • Update on the ACPE Board Motion on Research
    • Research into Chaplains' Documentation: A Call for Stories and Formats
    • Supervisory Training Process Survey
    • Research-Related Activity at the ACPE Center at Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Connections Through Research
    • Ideal Intervention Project Update
    • Michael S. Barry's The Forgiveness Project
    • Initiative on Spiritual Care in Palliative Care in Europe
    • Spirituality & Health Summer Workshops at Duke
    • Annual Meeting of the Network: Salt Lake City, April 8, 2011
  • Vol. 9. No. 1 (Fall 2010)
    • Update on the Current Research Initiative by the ACPE Board and Executive Director
    • Important New Survey of Chaplains’ Charting
    • Survey of Clinical Members
    • Longitudinal Study of God Images in Chronic Pain Patients Planned
    • New Study from the Department of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Education at Clarian Health
    • Survey of Religion in America -- 1972-2006, from HealthCare Chaplaincy
    • Research as Part of "Defining and Advocating for Spiritual Care in the Hospital"
    • Two Network Member Articles Now Available Freely Online from Chaplaincy Today
    • Special Journal Theme Issue on Spiritual and Religious Issues in Behavior Change
    • Southern Medical Association's Spirituality/Medicine Interface Project Website Closes
  • Vol. 8. No. 3 (Spring-Summer 2010)
    • ACPE Board Moves to Develop Research Initiative
    • Research on Research
    • Update on Research at Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Neuropsychology/Neuropsychiatry of Religion --Study Update
    • New and Proposed Sections of the Network Website
    • Convener's Report of the Spring 2010 Network Meeting, Kansas City, MO
    • Research from 2009 Not Previously Noted on the Research Network Website
  • Vol. 8. No. 2 (Winter 2010)
    • Annual Network Meeting, April 23, 2010
    • Update on Research at Virginia Commonwealth University's Program in Patient Counseling
    • Research at Johns Hopkins
    • More Thoughts on "A CPE Research Question...," from a Nurse and Life Coach
    • New Initiative for CPE Student Research at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
    • Spirituality & Health Summer Workshops at Duke
    • Instrument Development: Introductory Resources
    • Research Postings at PlainViews
    • Australian Journal of Pastoral Care and Health Online
  • Vol. 8. No. 1 (Fall 2009)
    • Physicians’ Experience and Satisfaction with Chaplains: A National Survey
    • A CPE Research Question: "Out of Everything We’ve Talked About Today, What Has Been the Most Helpful?"
    • Research in the Department of Religion, Health and Human Values at Rush University Medical Center
    • New Articles by Scott Murray on Methodology, and More on Spiritual Trajectories of End-of-Life Experience
    • Incidence of EMTs Offering to Contact Chaplains in Non-Resuscitation Cases
    • GWish Announces SOERCE
    • California Mental Health & Spirituality Initiative
    • 12th Spirituality Research Symposium at Penn, and Activities of the HUP Department of Pastoral Care
  • Vol. 7. No. 3 (Spring-Summer 2009)
    • HealthCare Chaplaincy Study of CPE Students
    • "Spiritual Skills" Research by Gordon Hilsman
    • Update on Projects at the VCU Program in Patient Counseling
    • The Chaplain’s Role in Pediatric Palliative Care: Mapping Model Programs
    • Summer Workshops on Spirituality & Health Research at Duke University
    • Call for Papers on Health Care Chaplaincy
    • Second Annual Meeting of the Society for Spirituality, Theology and Health
    • Bibliography of Medline-Indexed Articles Published in 2008
  • Vol. 7. No. 2 (Winter 2009)
    • Research Meeting and Workshops at the Spiritual Care Collaborative Summit
    • A Practical Tool for Evaluating Students in the CPE Application Process
    • Article on Neural Circuitry, with Implications for Pastoral Care --Review by Kyle D. Johnson
    • Can We Measure Good Chaplaincy? -- Essays from a Project on Professional Chaplains and Health Care Quality Improvement
    • New Overviews of Research by Harold Koenig, MD
    • Convener's Report of the Network Meeting in Richmond, October 24, 2008
  • Vol. 7. No. 1 (Fall 2008)
    • Research and ACPE: A Letter from ACPE President Bill Scrivener
    • A New Supervisor Plans Research into the ACPE Certification Process
    • Ideal Intervention Paper (IIP) Project Presented at National Conferences
    • Proceedings of the First Annual Meeting of the Society for Spirituality, Theology, and Health
    • New Theoretical Models for Spirituality in Multicultural, Whole-Person Medicine
    • 3-Factor Model for the FACIT-Sp
    • Research in the Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy
    • Convener's Report and Annual Meeting Agenda
  • Vol. 6. No. 3 (Spring-Summer 2008)
    • Author's Perspective on "Violently Injured Patients Seen in the Emergency Department of Barnes-Jewish Hospital: A Descriptive Study of Context, Future Views, and Spirituality," by (co-author) Lawrence Olatunde
    • Research Basics Class Offered at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Program in Patient Counseling
    • Southern Medical Association's Spirituality/Medicine Interface Project Website Goes Offline…but Should Return
    • Ideal Intervention Paper (IIP) Project --Update
    • Research and "Pastoral Concern in Relation to the Psychological Stress Caused by the Death of an Animal Companion"
    • Eleventh Annual Spirituality Research Symposium at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    • Bibliography of Medline-Indexed Articles Published in 2007
  • Vol. 6. No. 2 (Winter 2008)
    • Author's Perspective on "Beliefs, Mental Health, and Evolutionary Threat Assessment Systems in the Brain," by Kevin Flannelly
    • Chaplain Receives Grant for fMRI Research
    • Ideal Intervention Paper (IIP) Project Continues to Develop --An Update
    • Bias in the Medline Literature Database: Thoughts on a Study of the Portrayal of Islam and Muslims
    • Convener's Report of the Annual Network Meeting, October 26, 2007, Dallas, TX
  • Vol. 6. No. 1 (Fall 2007)
    • Research Update from VCU's Program in Patient Counseling
    • "A Morning Rumination," by Jackson Kytle
    • Ideal Intervention Paper (IIP) Project Continues to Develop
    • Thoughts on William Osler's "Study of the Act of Dying"
    • Recent Journal Theme Issues on Spirituality
    • Announcement of the Annual Network Meeting, and a Note from the Convener
  • Vol. 5. No. 3 (Spring-Summer 2007)
    • Update on the Ideal Intervention Paper (IIP) Project
    • CPE Student Survey of PCA and OPC Chaplains
    • Research on Chaplain-to-Patient Bed Ratios
    • What Do Patients Want That They're Not Getting?
    • Clarification about the Spiritual Needs Assessment Scale
    • Web Finds: Center for Study of Health, Religion, and Spirituality at Indiana State University
    • Duke's Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health Revises Its Website
    • New Bibliography of Articles on Spirituality and Health from 2006
  • Vol. 5. No. 2 (Winter 2007)
    • Demonstrating the Contribution of Clinical Pastoral Care to Lawsuit Prevention: A Boilerplate Research Proposal, by John J. Gleason
    • Use of Standardized Patients in CPE and Research at the VCU Program in Patient Counseling
    • Chaplains at the Christiana Care Health System Collaborate on Research with the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
    • Thoughts on Theory and Method in Chaplaincy Research, by Jackson Kytle
    • Web Find: Milestones --Newsletter from the John Templeton Foundation
    • Special Issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine
    • Article on Self-Transcendence in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
  • Vol. 5. No. 1 (Fall 2006)
    • Research Network Annual Meeting, November 18, 2006, in Tampa, FL
    • Current Research Initiatives by the Program in Patient Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Spirituality/Medicine Interface Project of the Southern Medical Association
    • Chaplain Resident's Survey of Burn Centers with CPE Programs
    • A Report on the Pilot Phase of the Ideal Intervention Paper (IIP) Project: Introducing Pastoral Research into Clinical Pastoral Education, by Henry G. Heffernan
    • Editor's Note about Articles that Interpret Chaplaincy to Other Disciplines
    • Special Issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing on Spirituality and Nursing
  • Vol. 4. No. 3 (Spring 2006)
    • Note to the Network from the Co-Author of Healthcare and Spirituality
    • Responses to the April 2006 Article-of-the-Month: an Ethnographic Study of Chaplains; and the Author's Reply
    • Survey Available On-Line about CPE Supervisors' Responsibilities and Time Allocations
    • Study Estimating How Many Hospitalized Patients Are Visited by Chaplains
    • Update on the "Structured Descriptions / Ideal Interventions" Project
    • Announcement of a New Center for Spirituality and the Mind
    • Bibliography of Articles on Spirituality and Health Indexed on Medline in 2005
    • Web Finds: An Annotated Bibliography on Dementia and Spirituality by the Christian Council on Ageing Dementia Group (UK)
  • Vol. 4. No. 2 (Winter 2006)
    • Poster Presentations from the Hawaii Conference
    • Update on the "Structured Descriptions" Project, with a Draft of a Student Manual
    • Study of Oregon Hospice Chaplains and Physician-Assisted Suicide
    • Web Finds: Accessing the General Social Survey Data
    • Two Special Journal Issues Focusing on Spirituality and Health
  • Vol. 4. No. 1 (Fall 2005)
    • Bibliographies of Articles on Spirituality and Health
    • Incidence of Religion/Spirituality in the Medline Index
    • "Responding to John Gleason's Challenge," by Henry Heffernan
    • Web Finds: NCCAM and CRISP
    • The Journal of Gerontological Social Work's Recent Theme Issues on Spirituality
    • Network Meeting in Honolulu HI, October 29th
  • Vol. 3. No. 3 (Spring 2005)
    • Network Award Applications/Nominations Due
    • Project by the Quality Commission for Pastoral Services
    • The Effect of a Chaplain's Presence in the Operating Room
    • Issues for Students to Keep in Mind when Reading Pastoral Care Research Studies
    • "Ways of Knowing" Handout
    • Web Finds
    • Spirituality & Health Bibliography
  • Vol. 3. No. 2 (Winter 2005)
    • "Looking for God in a Mind-Blowing Big Universe," by Frank Ciampa, CPE Supervisor (retired)
    • Twelve Guiding Questions for Incorporating Research into a CPE Curriculum
    • Special Feature on Spirituality in The Southern Medical Journal
    • A Proposal for a Strategic Approach to Developing Research in Chaplaincy
    • Interest in Research Using the "Beliefs About God Assessment Form" (BAGAF)
    • Convener's Report of the Fall Network Meeting in Portland, Maine
  • Vol. 3. No. 1 (Fall 2004) --Special "Web Finds" Issue
    • "Browsing the Internet: A CPE Supervisor's Exploration of Research and Resources on Religion in Rural America," by Margot Hover, DMin, ACPE/NACC Supervisor, St. Louis Cluster/Barnes-Jewish Hospital Community-based Program
    • Hartford Institute for Religion Research
    • Duke's Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health
    • Update on Larson Presentations On-Line
    • Article on Internet Resources for Spirituality and Health
    • National Institutes of Health
    • Convener's Report: Workshop at the Fall 2004 National ACPE Conference and Agenda for the Annual Network Meeting
  • Vol. 2. No. 3 (Spring 2004)
    • "An Approach to the Specification of Chaplain Visits," by Henry G. Heffernan, Staff Chaplain, NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda MD
    • Web Finds: The Spirituality and Health Interest Group at MUSC
    • Network Workshop Scheduled for the Fall 2004 National ACPE Conference
  • Vol. 2. No. 2 (Winter 2004)
    • Excerpts from "Pastoral Research" by The Rev. John J. Gleason, DMin
    • The Rev. Joy Freeman Receives the Student Research Award
    • Notes from the Network Meeting in Lake Geneva, WI
  • Vol. 2. No. 1 (Fall 2003)
    • Introducing Students to Pastoral Care Research: Thoughts on Discussing Epistemological Questions
    • Grant Available to North Central Region Supervisors
    • Excerpts from "A Brief History of the Joint Council on Research in Pastoral Care and Counseling," by John R. Thomas
    • An Article of Interest about Richard C. Cabot
    • Convener's Report
    • Agenda for the Network Meeting at the Fall 2003 ACPE Conference
  • Vol. 1. No. 3 (Spring 2003)
    • Last Call for Research Award Applications
    • Thoughts on the Identification of Pastoral Care Interventions for Research
    • Web Finds: Conference Presentations On Line
    • Review: Research News and Opportunities in Science and Theology [--Subsequently renamed Science and Theology News]
    • Convener's Report
  • Vol. 1. No. 2 (Winter 2002)
    • Call for More Listings on the Current Research Initiatives Page
    • Report of Original Research by Network Member Dick Tibbits
    • Web Finds: Research-Based Presentations On Line
    • Student Guide I: Thinking Critically about Questionnaire Items
    • Convener's Report
  • Vol. 1 (New Series), No. 1 (Fall 2002)
    • Inauguration of Our New Network Web Site
    • New Arrangement for Network Dues
    • Awards Committee Members Needed
    • Notes of the Network Meeting at the 2002 ACPE Conference
    • Rabbi Mychal B. Springer Receives 2002 Researcher Award

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