Do we have a case?

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In 2011 George Fitchett issued a call, “Making our case(s)”, to develop a body of
case studies in chaplaincy care for the sake of a firm foundation for chaplaincy care research. Since that time he has been active with Steve Nolan to produce two volumes of case studies in chaplaincy care and a special edition of Health and Social Care Chaplaincy devoted to case studies. In the Journal of Health Care
Chaplaincy and elsewhere several case studies have also been published. The Dutch Case Studies Project in Chaplaincy Care is a direct response to Fitchett’s call, engaging chaplains and researchers in research communities to produce and evaluate case studies according to an established format. Now that the start has taken place, the international conference ‘Do we have a case? Case studies research on chaplaincy care’ will take an initial comparative look at the published case studies, clarify issues of method and evaluation, and contribute to consensus on the direction of case studies research.
Period25 Feb 201926 Feb 2019
Event typeConference
LocationAmsterdam, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • chaplaincy
  • research
  • case studies
  • outcomes
  • methodology