Course Author: The Rev. Sue Wintz, M.Div., BCC


This course, Delivery and Continuity of Care for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care will guide the learner through an overview of health care delivery and continuity of care with information, activities, and resources to increase understanding of the United States system. It will also encourage the learner to consider how chaplaincy and spiritual care is, is not, or can be delivered and continued throughout a person’s experience and health care journey. Learners will be provided with opportunities to articulate their new knowledge and consider practical ways to integrate it into their scope of practice, provision of care, best practices, and protocols as well as for consideration for quality improvement and research projects.


By the end of this course the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the components of the health care delivery system in the United States.
  • Identify the factors that impact continuity of care including barriers, challenges and opportunities.
  • Understand the elements of patient centered care.
  • Describe the components of multidisciplinary teamwork and the contributions of chaplains.
  • Identify and execute best practices for improving delivery and continuity of chaplaincy care.


Course Outline

  • Health Care Delivery in the United States
  • Main Characteristics of the U.S. Health Care System
  • U.S. Health Care Delivery Subsystems
  • Barriers in Health Care Delivery
  • Continuity of Care 6. Patient-Centered Care
  • Working with the Interdisciplinary Team
  • Chaplains and Delivery of Care
  • Summary
  • References

Delivery & Continuity of Care: Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care

  • Number of Credits Towards a Degree at SCA University of Theology and Spirituality - 5


SCA University of Theology and Spirituality

West Coast Office:

2607 Bridgeport Way West, Suite 1-A

University Place, WA 98466

Phone:  (253) 442-6850

Fax: (253) 212-3343

East Coast Office:

505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 900

New York, NY 10018

Phone: (212) 644-1111

Fax: (212) 758-9959

© 2020 by Spiritual Care Association

University of Theology and Spirituality

  • Facebook - Grey Circle
  • Twitter - Grey Circle
  • LinkedIn - Grey Circle
  • Instagram - Grey Circle
Horizontal logo_sca.png