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The Role of Clergy in Mental Health Care explored using HyperRESEARCH

Gerard Leavey of the University College London, used HyperRESEARCH to research the role of clergy in mental health care. "U.K. Clergy and People in Mental Distress: Community and Patterns of Pastoral Care" appears in Transcultural Psychiatry, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp 79-104 (2008). The author describes the study: "Despite the advance of secularizing influences in many western societies, religion and faith-based organizations play a significant role in the lives of many individuals and communities. Despite this, little is known about what clergy do when faced with mental health problems among their communities. Based on an analysis of in-depth interviews with U.K. Christian, Muslim and Jewish clergy this article examines models of pastoral care provided within different faith groups. The provision of such care was generally influenced by religious tradition and beliefs, community integrity and mission. Implications of the findings for collaboration with pastoral care are discussed." The paper is online here.

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