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Measuring the impact of pastoral services on patients in a private psychiatric hospital

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This study explores the impact of pastoral care interventions on the mental and emotional health of inpatients at a private psychiatric hospital in Sydney. A total of 99 patients completed study questionnaires over a three month period. Feedback for the service was overwhelmingly positive, with the vast majority of patients reporting benefits during and after their meetings, regardless of their religious beliefs. Almost 88% of patients reported a lessening of anxiety after their meetings with pastoral care practitioners, with 85% suggesting that their interactions with the pastoral team had a significant and positive impact on their mental health. These findings were contextualized further with free text responses from respondents. The study results clearly demonstrate the importance of pastoral services interventions in mental health settings.

UOW Authors


  •   Farrell, Josephine (external author)
  •   Nee, Andrew (external author)
  •   Francis, Karen (external author)
  •   Reilly, Nicole

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • J. Farrell, A. Nee, K. Francis & N. Reilly, "Measuring the impact of pastoral services on patients in a private psychiatric hospital", Health and Social Care Chaplaincy 6 1 (2018) 95-113.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85059468966

Number Of Pages


  • 18

Start Page


  • 95

End Page


  • 113

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This study explores the impact of pastoral care interventions on the mental and emotional health of inpatients at a private psychiatric hospital in Sydney. A total of 99 patients completed study questionnaires over a three month period. Feedback for the service was overwhelmingly positive, with the vast majority of patients reporting benefits during and after their meetings, regardless of their religious beliefs. Almost 88% of patients reported a lessening of anxiety after their meetings with pastoral care practitioners, with 85% suggesting that their interactions with the pastoral team had a significant and positive impact on their mental health. These findings were contextualized further with free text responses from respondents. The study results clearly demonstrate the importance of pastoral services interventions in mental health settings.

UOW Authors


  •   Farrell, Josephine (external author)
  •   Nee, Andrew (external author)
  •   Francis, Karen (external author)
  •   Reilly, Nicole

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • J. Farrell, A. Nee, K. Francis & N. Reilly, "Measuring the impact of pastoral services on patients in a private psychiatric hospital", Health and Social Care Chaplaincy 6 1 (2018) 95-113.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85059468966

Number Of Pages


  • 18

Start Page


  • 95

End Page


  • 113

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom