JHU study on chaplains serving in pregnancy-related settings

From The Johns Hopkins Department of GYN/OB:

Patients experiencing pregnancy-related concerns desire spiritual support from chaplains, but there is little information on how providing this care affects chaplains themselves.

The Johns Hopkins Department of GYN/OB is conducting interviews as part of a research study to better understand chaplains’ experiences providing pastoral care for patients with pregnancy-related concerns like unplanned pregnancy, pregnancy loss, and abortion. We hope that information from this study will help in better supporting chaplains that engage in this work, creating improved spiritual education resources, and fostering more cohesive multi-disciplinary healthcare teams.

We are looking to conduct 60-90 minute recorded virtual Zoom interviews in English with board-certified chaplains who currently work as hospital- or clinic-based chaplains in Washington DC, Maryland and/or Virginia as of January 2022. Experience working with all these patient populations is not required!

Chaplains will be compensated for their time with a $30 gift card.

To learn more about the study or if you have any questions, feel free to contact me at chendr19@jhmi.edu or Dr. Blake Zwerling at bzwerli1@jh.edu.