Code of Practice



Underlying Values

In the context of the chaplain – healthcare facility relationship the underlying values are demonstrated by the chaplain:

Respect for the Dignity and Worth of all Persons Being an advocate for spiritual care.
Ensuring pastoral care is available on request to all persons regardless of religious affiliation or none.


Encouraging and supporting both staff and management.


Being an advisor on spiritual/religious matters.
Liaising with designated manager to ensure that chaplaincy services are provided as per contract agreement.
Complying with policies of the healthcare facility.

Goodwill Fulfilling the role as spiritual advisor.
Participating in/initiating appropriate rituals and blessings in the life of the organisation.
Acting as a mediator, reconciler or advocate as appropriate for those who need a voice in the health care system.
Participating in the ‘life’ of the organisation.