The Awarding Body
Hindu HealthCare Chaplains
Although the Hindu community, totalling about 600,000, is settled all over England, it is concentrated in large numbers in some health authority areas.
There is a disproportionately small number of Hindu chaplains serving the religious, spiritual and emotional needs of Hindu patients. This hugely significant but largely unnoticed Hindu chaplaincy work, which is carried out mainly on a voluntary basis, is totally uncoordinated at the local, regional and at the national level. Regularly the temples are contacted by Hospital trusts for the need of Hindu chaplains, which the temples are unable to provide because of the nonexistent information on Hindu Healthcare Chaplains.
This vital project will identify and co-ordinate the Hindu Healthcare Chaplains so as to effectively deliver their services to the needy patients thereby fulfilling the religious, spiritual and emotional needs of Hi
a)To identify more Hindu Healthcare Chaplains,
b) Co-ordinate their efforts,
c) Establish a formal body of Hindu Healthcare Chaplains, which will take the responsibility of accreditation,
d) Compile a Directory of Hindu Chaplaincy,
e) Encourage more individuals to become Healthcare Chaplains,
f) Produce guidelines on Hindu Healthcare Chaplaincy,
g) Initiate training procedures for Healthcare Chaplains.
All the above points will greatly assist the Hospital trusts and Health authorities in catering for the needs of the Hindu patients in an organised and professional manner.
If you would like to get involved in this project or would like to have more information the please contact the NCHT (UK).
If you are ready to apply to become a Hindu HealthCare Chaplain then download and complete the following Application form and scan and send it to the address on the form either by email or by post.