Wie Seelsorgende mit moralischem Stress bei Soldaten umgehen

Translated title of the contribution: How Chaplains Deal with Moral Stress Among Soldiers

T.T.J. Pleizier, Carmen Schuhmann

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This article presents the case of chaplaincy care in the military from the perspective of moral stress. We describe and analyse four cases, collected within the Case Studies Project. The cases are studied by using both inductive and deductive models of analysis. We found that military chaplains have a paradoxical position within the military; that their spiritual interventions are coloured by the military environment; and that, in response to moral stress, they ‘open up a moral space’ in various ways, thus boosting soldiers’ resilience.
Translated title of the contributionHow Chaplains Deal with Moral Stress Among Soldiers
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)343-356
Number of pages14
JournalWege zum Menschen
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2022


  • military chaplaincy
  • moral stress

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