Clergy stress through working with trauma: a qualitative study of secondary impact

Jill Hendron, Pauline Irving, Brian Taylor

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This article explores the impact upon clergy as a result of working with trauma within their pastoral ministry. The paper is unusual in that examines the toll exacted as part of their daily pastoral ministry in offering care and support to those who have encountered life's daily tragedies. Utilizing a sample of 16 serving Irish clergy Drawing on an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis framework the data was organized into super-ordinate themes. Findings indicate that this is a challenging aspect of the ministry and one that can result in physical, cognitive and behavioural effects not only on those who provide the initial support but also in turn upon their informal support networks.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-14
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Volume68
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

Fingerprint

clergy
ministry
trauma
the ministry

Keywords

  • Trauma
  • clergy
  • Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis
  • ministry
  • Burnout, Professional, stress, fatigue
  • counselling
  • Religion
  • health promotion

Cite this

@article{3e12bef661e44d56b22b14a7aaf941d0,
title = "Clergy stress through working with trauma: a qualitative study of secondary impact",
abstract = "This article explores the impact upon clergy as a result of working with trauma within their pastoral ministry. The paper is unusual in that examines the toll exacted as part of their daily pastoral ministry in offering care and support to those who have encountered life's daily tragedies. Utilizing a sample of 16 serving Irish clergy Drawing on an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis framework the data was organized into super-ordinate themes. Findings indicate that this is a challenging aspect of the ministry and one that can result in physical, cognitive and behavioural effects not only on those who provide the initial support but also in turn upon their informal support networks.",
keywords = "Trauma, clergy, Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis, ministry, Burnout, Professional, stress, fatigue, counselling, Religion, health promotion",
author = "Jill Hendron and Pauline Irving and Brian Taylor",
year = "2014",
month = "12",
day = "1",
doi = "doi.org/10.1177/154230501406800404",
language = "English",
volume = "68",
pages = "1--14",
journal = "Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling",
issn = "1542-3050",
number = "4",

}

Clergy stress through working with trauma: a qualitative study of secondary impact. / Hendron, Jill; Irving, Pauline; Taylor, Brian.

In: Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Vol. 68, No. 4, 01.12.2014, p. 1-14.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Clergy stress through working with trauma: a qualitative study of secondary impact

AU - Hendron, Jill

AU - Irving, Pauline

AU - Taylor, Brian

PY - 2014/12/1

Y1 - 2014/12/1

N2 - This article explores the impact upon clergy as a result of working with trauma within their pastoral ministry. The paper is unusual in that examines the toll exacted as part of their daily pastoral ministry in offering care and support to those who have encountered life's daily tragedies. Utilizing a sample of 16 serving Irish clergy Drawing on an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis framework the data was organized into super-ordinate themes. Findings indicate that this is a challenging aspect of the ministry and one that can result in physical, cognitive and behavioural effects not only on those who provide the initial support but also in turn upon their informal support networks.

AB - This article explores the impact upon clergy as a result of working with trauma within their pastoral ministry. The paper is unusual in that examines the toll exacted as part of their daily pastoral ministry in offering care and support to those who have encountered life's daily tragedies. Utilizing a sample of 16 serving Irish clergy Drawing on an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis framework the data was organized into super-ordinate themes. Findings indicate that this is a challenging aspect of the ministry and one that can result in physical, cognitive and behavioural effects not only on those who provide the initial support but also in turn upon their informal support networks.

KW - Trauma

KW - clergy

KW - Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis

KW - ministry

KW - Burnout, Professional, stress, fatigue

KW - counselling

KW - Religion

KW - health promotion

U2 - doi.org/10.1177/154230501406800404

DO - doi.org/10.1177/154230501406800404

M3 - Article

VL - 68

SP - 1

EP - 14

JO - Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling

T2 - Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling

JF - Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling

SN - 1542-3050

IS - 4

ER -