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Ethos

Primary Care Chaplaincy Scotland exists for those of any faith or no faith, seeing spiritual care as distinct from religious care. Our ethos is whole person care. We believe people are integrated wholes, a body mind or body soul fusion. This inner part of our life affects the physical and vice versa.

We acknowledge that we each have certain innate emotional needs or "human givens". We discuss these issues with patients in terms of "deepest inner needs" such as the need for significance, security and self-esteem. We see these as spiritual needs that each of us have.

We therefore aim to help people search for meaning, value and purpose. This may involve a search for meaning (often in the midst of suffering), a search for the sacred or connection with the transcendent.

Over recent years we have noticed the effects of modern life on these deepest inner needs and wellbeing. We live in an increasingly consumerist society. The focus is on productivity, success, image, self-sufficiency and personal needs.

We believe that when these immediate needs are unmet or depended on, wellbeing and spirituality are affected. This is compounded by individuals' increasing isolation and reduced awareness of how to access care for their emotional and spiritual needs.

We see these issues affecting patients in many ways such as: loss of wellbeing, anxiety, depression or loneliness. Relationship issues, employment concerns and self-image are amongst other presentations that we see in primary care. Chaplaincy and spiritual direction have much to offer many of these concerns.

The aim of Primary Care Chaplaincy Scotland is to bring a new sense of wholeness and peace to each person. The context is that of compassionate presence and listening with generosity. Discerning signs of hope and spiritual direction are methods used by our chaplains along with practical and wellbeing advice.



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G66 1DH
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