25th November/Belfast Trust, Knockbracken Hall NEW VENUE due to renovations, NOW MEETING IN MUSGRAVE PARK HOSPITAL CHURCH.
27th January/Western Trust, Omagh venue to be arranged.
HOPEFUL PRESENCE AT THE END OF LIFE
Revd Dr Steve Nolan
PhD, MA, MSc, BA, MBACP (Accred.)
Steve Nolan has been chaplain at Princess Alice Hospice, Esher, since 2004. Alongside his clinical work in spiritual care, he has published peer reviewed articles and books contributing to the theory and practice of chaplaincy and spiritual care. His areas of interest include chaplaincy case studies, practice-based research, spiritual assessment and non-religious spiritual care. Since 2012, Steve has been working with Prof George Fitchett, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, to collect and publish chaplains’ case studies. This work has led to the publication of three co-edited collections: Spiritual Care in Practice: Case Studies in Healthcare Chaplaincy (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015), a special case studies issue of Health and Social Care Chaplaincy (2017) and Case Studies in Spiritual Care: Healthcare Chaplaincy Assessments, Interventions and Outcomes (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018).
Steve’s doctoral research (The University of Manchester, 2003) was an interdisciplinary study drawing on Lacanian psychoanalysis and semiotic theory to examine the construction of religious identity. His other books include Spiritual Care at the End of Life: The Chaplain as a ‘Hopeful Presence’ (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012) and A to Z of Spirituality (with Prof Margaret Holloway, Palgrave, 2013).
Steve currently holds a Visiting Research Fellowship at The University of Winchester, UK, and has taught in the Cardiff Centre for Chaplaincy Studies, St Michael’s College, Llandaff, Wales, part of Cardiff University. He is a Board Registered Chaplain and dual qualified as Baptist minister, accredited with the Baptist Union of Great Britain, and a counsellor/therapist, accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Steve is a UK member of the Advisory Board for the US-based Chaplaincy Innovation Lab.