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Humanist Chaplaincy Studies for a Plural Society

SamenZin: Collaborative learning by chaplains and nurse practitioners

  • Start: 1 June 2020
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Status: ongoing

VWS has made funding available to reinforce chaplaincy care and the collaboration with other professionals in primary health care. The project ‘SamenZin’ is performed by the University of Humanistic Studies in collaboration with ZinInUtrecht and Centrum voor Levensvragen (Existential Counselling Centre).

Description

The goal of the project is to develop a collaborative learning programme for chaplains and nurse practitioners assisting General Practitioners (praktijkondersteuners huisartsen, POH) in the region of Utrecht. GPs and POH (particularly POH working in mental health and elderly care) encounter a highly diverse range of people, in many cases involving meaning-of-life questions.


Due to limited resources, the Existential Counselling Centres have not been able to invest much time and energy in the collaboration with GPs and POH in mental health and elderly care over the past few years. That is why they now wish to investigate what it requires for chaplains and POH in mental health and elderly care, working in the region of Utrecht, to collaborate effectively and to clearly position themselves in the field of ‘meaning-of-life care’. 

Researchers

Project leader is Prof. Gaby Jacobs.

Partners

The SamenZin project is performed in collaboration with ZinInUtrecht (Centrum voor Levensvragen in the city of Utrecht) and the Centrum voor Levensvragen in the south-eastern region of Utrecht (Bilthoven, Zeist, etc.). 

(Co-)financing

This project is funded by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS).

Contact

Prof. Gaby Jacobs, G.Jacobs@UvH.nl.

The goal of the project is to develop a collaborative learning programme for chaplains and nurse practitioners assisting General Practitioners in the region of Utrecht.