"Evidence-based spiritual care is the use of scientific
evidence on spirituality to inform the decisions and interventions in the
spiritual care of persons. Although it is not straightforward to evaluate
spiritual care practice it is important to construct research in order to
improve the quality of care. Sharing research findings will also inform
healthcare providers and faith communities of the role and importance of
chaplaincy and thus promote chaplaincy services."
George Fitchett, 2015 Caring for the Human Spirit Conference, HealthCare Chaplaincy Network