A Comprehensive Plan for Providing Chaplaincy Support to Wounded Female Soldiers: A Delphi Study

Abstract: 

The purpose of this qualitative Delphi study was to build consensus on a comprehensive

plan and model for creating a system by which male chaplains could provide effective
support to wounded female soldiers. The study was conducted in three phases, with two
rounds in the first and second phase. The final product of Phase 3 was a comprehensive
plan and model that answered the research questions: (a) What could be a comprehensive
plan and model that male chaplains could use to provide effective support to wounded
female soldiers? (b) What role might chaplains play in a comprehensive plan and model
that could provide effective support to wounded female soldiers? The theoretical
framework for this study was feminist systems theory (FST). This study was developed
for women by listening to the voices of women. It used a methodology that gave voice to
those women who experienced the traumas and stressors of deployment, and it recorded
the expert opinions of female care providers, namely chaplains. Women are a minority
group in the military, but in this study, they became the center of attention. It is believed
that the results of this study could engender positive change for the chaplaincy and
improved care for female soldiers.
This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Dissertation
Authors: 
Daniel L. Roberts
Year of Publication: 
2016
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
A Comprehensive Plan for Providing Chaplaincy Support to Wounded Female Soldiers: A Delphi Study
Publisher: 
ProQuest
Publication Language: 
English

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