Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, approximately half of U.S. chaplains practiced telechaplaincy. Since then, telechaplaincy has grown rapidly and is increasingly used throughout the world. It poses unique challenges and opportunities that require new skills to master.

However, there are few resources for chaplains to learn and improve their work, and chaplains and providers regularly request training to implement or improve telechaplaincy.

To meet this need, the Telechaplaincy Community of Practice, an international group of healthcare chaplains and researchers hosted by the Transforming Chaplaincy Initiative and the University of Zürich, was founded.

The Community of Practice meets regularly via Zoom to

Next meeting: Postponed to Friday, April 5 from 12-1 PM ET (6-7 PM CEST)

Expanding Spiritual Health Access to the Outpatient Clinic Setting: Providence TeleSpiritual Health
With Charlie Shin, Specialty Chaplain (TeleSpiritual Health), Providence Health and Services in Seattle, Washington.
Charlie Shin will share how Providence patients, as in many health systems, experience gaps in access to spiritual health services across the continuum of care. The TeleSpiritual Health (TSH) pilot launched on December 4, 2023, to extend chaplain support to patients seen at the Providence Heart Institute of Oregon. 
Charlie will introduce TeleSpiritual Health and share learnings since the launch.
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We currently meet four times per year.

The CoP meetings are free of charge and you may opt out at any time.

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