Useful Material on Spirituality in Health Care

Associations and Scientific Organizations:

In Italy

- Italian Association for Health Pastoral Care:

- Medicine and the Person:

-OARI – Association for a pastoral care of communion and hope for those who suffer

- Camilliano Formation Center - Formation Pathways:

- Italian Society of the Psychology of Religion :


-Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC):

-Association of Professional Chaplains (APC):

-Assembly of Episcopal Healthcare Chaplains:

-HealthCare CHaplaincy Network (HCCN):

-National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC):

-Society for the Scientific Study of Religion:

-City of Hope:

-The interfaith Alliance Foundation:

-Centro ERICH:

-Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Research Network:

-British Association for the Study of Spirituality:

-Centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability, University of Aberdeen, UK:

-Center for Spirituality and Health, Mount Sinai Healthcare System, New York,USA:

-George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, George Washington University, USA: è quello della Puchalski)Spiritual Health Victoria,


-The Global Network for Spirituality and Health:

-Transforming Chaplaincy:

Main international authors on the topic of spiritual assistance in the field of health care:

-Tracy A Balboni (MD, MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School, Associate Physician, Radiation Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Clinical Director, Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology Service, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center).

-Kevin j Flanelly (Center for Psychosocial Research , Massapequa , New York , USA).

-Daniel H Grossoehme (Indiana School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health).

-George F Handzo (Health Services Research & Quality , HealthCare Chaplaincy Network: Caring For The Human SpiritTM , New York , New York).

-Harold G. Koenig (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3400, Durham, NC 27710, USA; Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia; School of Public Health, Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan 750000, PR China. Electronic address:

-Christina M Puchalski (MD, MS, FACP, FAAHPM, Professor of Medicine and Health Science, Director, The George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish), Co-Director, MFA-GWU Supportive and Palliative Outpatient Clinic, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences).

-Urs Winter-Pfandler (Swiss Institute of Pastoral-Sociology (SPI), Switzerland).

Main scientific journals on health pastoral care:

Journal of health care chaplaincy.

Journal of pastoral care & counseling : JPCC.

Journal of religion and health.

Holist Nurs Pract

Death studies.