Economic Rationalism and the Cost Efficiency of Hospital Chaplaincy: An Australian Study Academic Article uri icon


  • Health care reform is also occurring in Australia and effects hospital chaplaincy programs. "Economic rationalism" is the philosophic foundation of this effort and its contrast with the values inherit in hospital chaplaincy are highlighted. Selected research results from the Australian system are described and the authors offer a perspective on the cost efficiency of hospital chaplaincy.

publication date

  • September 2000