Attention for meaning-making processes: : Context and practice of spiritual care in the earthquake area of Groningen

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Abstract

In the North of the Netherlands spiritual caregivers have been employed to respond to the social and personal needs resulting from human induced earthquakes. In the Netherlands knowledge on spiritual care in times of disasters is limited. Central to the present study are two questions: How is spiritual care being put into practice in Groningen? And how do the spiritual caregivers cooperate with others in psychosocial care and in the social domain? This article describes the context, the reasons spiritual care came to be provided and the primary activities of the spiritual caregivers during their initial year of practice.
Translated title of the contributionAttention for meaning-making processes: : Context and practice of spiritual care in the earthquake area of Groningen
Original languageDutch
Article number2
Pages (from-to)31-52
Number of pages22
JournalNTT: Journal for Theology and the Study of Religion
Volume75
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1-Mar-2021

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