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Personal, Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-being

In any job it is important for the employee to take care of themselves so that they can remain physically and mentally able not...

Feelings, Attitudes, Values and Assumptions about Prison Practice

How prison practices are viewed can affect a chaplain’s motivation and performance when they are providing spiritual care. When one thinks of the practices...

Self-reflection in Provision of Prison-based Care

Some prison chaplains may discover that they have difficulties attempting to reflect on and evaluate their work and ministry, but there are guidelines that...

The Psychology and Sociology of Spiritual Care

Prison chaplains provide spiritual care to inmates. They are aware that the concepts of altruism, avoidance and alienation directly impact the inmates materially, socially...

Prison Group Dynamics and Organizational Behavior

An informal social group can be defined as a group of people (at minimum three) that have created a solidified pattern of social attitudes,...

Ethics for the Chaplaincy in Prison Environments

Ethical theories such as Utilitarianism, Kantian Duty-Based Ethics, Virtue Ethics and Deontology can be implemented into prison systems by chaplains. Each theory contains principles...

Spiritual Care in the Prison Environment

Prison chaplains work to provide religious and spiritual care to inmates and fellow prison employees across the country. Spiritual care, also known as pastoral care,...