Information on new interdisciplinary research approaches and the international dialogue
Information on the relevance of the dicipline for training in health professions and pastoral care
Empiric reports and practical examples
Renowned editors and authors
Issues with focus on special aspects
Information on events concerning spiritual care
Print- and online publication
Spiritual Care is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and interprofessional exchange on spiritual care. Information is provided on new research concepts, on the implementation of spiritual care in practice and its relevance for training in the health professions and pastoral care. Conceptualization and development of the discipline in the German-speaking area as well as in the international context should be encouraged and promoted.
Each issue of Spiritual Care deals with a main topic on which invited, renowned authors give an overview, report the results of their studies or outline projects. This is complemented by experience reports and descriptions of practical examples. In addition, Spiritual Care informs on a regular base about German and international discussion on spiritual care in medicine, nursing, social work, psychotherapy, pastoral care and other relevant fields. News from research associations and on public health university courses are provided as well as on events on the subject spiritual care.
Topics for the coming issues are:
Spiritual Care models
Healthcare professionals beliefs
Spiritual Care is a scientific journal that is published by the International Gesellschaft für Gesundheit und Spiritualität e.V. since 2012. Until 2015, the journal was published by Kohlhammer, since 2016 by De Gruyter.
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Editor-in-Chief Eckhard Frick, Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München, Munich, Germany Simon Peng-Keller, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Editorial Board Elisabeth Aberer, University Hospital Graz, Graz, Austria Alexander Bischoff, Haute école de santé Fribourg, Fribourg, Schweiz Arndt Büssing, Universität Witten/Herdecke, Witten, Germany Holger Eschmann, School of Theology Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Germany René Hefti, Research Institute for Spirituality and Health (RISH), Langenthal, Switzerland Constantin Klein, Klinikum der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, München, Deutschland Lydia Maidl, Munich School of Philosophy, Munich, Germany Beate Mayr, Munich School of Philosophy, Munich, Germany Traugott Roser, University of Münster, Münster, Germany Michael Utsch, Institute for Research on Religious and Ideological Issues, Berlin, Germany Christian Zwingmann, Protestant University of Applied Sciences, Bochum, Germany
Scientific Advisory Board Ulrike Anderssen-Reuster, Städtisches Klinikum Dresden-Neustadt, Dresden, Germany Heinz Angstwurm, Klinikum Großhadern, Munich, Germany Karl Baier, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria Klaus Baumann, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany Claudia Bausewein, Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany Gerhild Becker, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany Brigitte Boothe, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Gian Domenico Borasio, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland Frank Erbguth, Klinikum Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany Tobias Esch, University of Witten/Herdecke, Witten, Germany Martin Fegg, Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany Monika Führer, Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany Heiner Gabriel, Katholische Stiftungshochschule München, München, Germany Erich Garhammer, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany Andreas Heller, University of Graz, Graz, Austria Konrad Hilpert, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany Thilo Hinterberger, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany Ralf J. Jox, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland Isolde Karle, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany Niko Kohls, Conurg University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Coburg, Germany Ulrich Körtner, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria Ralph Kunz, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Carlo Leget, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, Niederlande Stefan Lorenzl, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria Arne Manzeschke, Evangelische Hochschule Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany Christian Metz, Kardinal-König-Akademie, Vienna, Austria Götz Mundle, Oberberg-Klinik Berlin-Brandenburg, Berlin, Germany Doris Nauer, Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar, Vallendar, Germany Isabelle Noth, University of Bern, Bern, Schweiz Carola Riedner, Tumorzentrum München, München, Germany Stefan Schmidt, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany Julia Seiderer-Nack, Katholische Stiftungshochschule München, München, Germany Jürgen Stausberg, Zentralinstitut für die Kassenärztliche Versorgung in Deutschland, Berlin, Germany Charlotte Uzarewicz, Katholische Stiftungshochschule München, München, Germany Matthias Volkenandt, Dermatologikum Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany Harald Walach, Medizinische Universität Poznan, Poznan, Poland Maria Wasner, Katholische Stiftungshochschule München, München, Germany Wolfgang Weig, Osnabrück, Germany Erhard Weiher, Mainz University Medical Center, Mainz, Germany Herman Westerink, Radboud-University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands Karin Wilkening, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Urs Winter-Pfändler, Schweizerisches Pastoralsoziologisches Institut, St. Gallen, Switzerland