Code of conduct for Healthcare Chaplains

Date published: 31 January 2011

The NIHCA exists for the personal, vocational and professional well being of healthcare chaplains, thereby equipping them to exercise a more holistic ministry



  • to support and equip healthcare chaplains in carrying out their roles
  • to provide a forum for sharing opinions and increasing knowledge
  • to keep up to date with best practice and disseminate this information
  • to facilitate and provide appropriate training for chaplains
  • to encourage continued professional and vocational development
  • to encourage theological and pastoral reflection
  • to be a representative and consultative body for chaplains
  • to establish and promote good working relationships with religious and
  • other organisations/services concerned with healthcare
  • to promote public confidence in healthcare chaplaincy
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