On Saturday 11th November, the Rev’d Dr Daniel Nuzum, chaplain and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Supervisor at Cork University Hospital was conferred with the degree of Master in Theology from the Pontifical University, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Daniel was awarded this degree following post-doctoral research into Catholic Church teaching from the Second Vatican Council and the contribution of this teaching to the shaping of ethical practice of pastoral ministry in healthcare.
Daniel’s thesis sets out a framework of ethical practice for the role of pastoral ministry in a modern healthcare context.
This research articulates the importance of pastoral care In an increasingly complex healthcare system where healthcare chaplains can make a valued contribution. I am grateful to St Luke’s Home Charity and the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross who co-fund my post, to the CEO and colleagues at Cork University Hospital, the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (Ireland) Ltd, to the Faculty of Theology at St Patrick’s College, and to the Rev’d Dr Pádraig Corkery who supervised my research.
Daniel serves as healthcare chaplain and CPE Supervisor at Cork University Hospital, Cork University Maternity Hospital. Daniel is also an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and an active member of the Pregnancy Loss Research Group at University College Cork.