CCCS subscribes to evidence-based spiritual care. Evidence-based spiritual care is the use of evidence and scientific research methodologies in determining spiritual care practices. It informs the decisions and improves the interventions used to provide that care. It creates a partnership between chaplaincy and other evidence-based helping professions such as medicine and social science.

Medical and Social Sciences Research

Client-Facing Volunteers and Traumatic Effects
Clients needing social services can be suffering personal disasters that are microcosms of community disasters. Client-facing volunteers can face similar emotions as disaster responders. Read more.

Compassion Fatigue Formation Process Model
Compassion Fatigue (Also called vicarious traumatisation, secondary traumatisation, or secondary PTSD) is the emotional residue or strain of exposure to working with those suffering from the consequences of traumatic events. From several models, CCCS has compounded a diagram.

Related Research from a Variety of Sources
A selected bibliography of current research.

CCCS Research

Cork Volunteer Baseline Study
CCCS has started a research project to establish a baseline of volunteers in Cork who are serving in a client facing role with people who have experienced trauma (illness, abuse, neglect, addiction, homelessness, etc.)

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