The Role of Chaplaincy in LGBT Veteran Healthcare


Journal Article

© 2019 American Psychological Association. For many LGBT veterans, meeting with a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) chaplain marks the first time they are able to openly discuss their sexual and gender identity in the context of their religious/spiritual beliefs. Here we provide an overview of VA chaplaincy services, giving voice to some of the spiritual and pastoral care needs of LGBT veterans, provide a case vignette of a sexual minority veteran, and draw attention to future challenges for VA chaplaincy.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kopacz, MS; Nieuwsma, JA; Wortmann, JH; Hanson, JL; Meador, KG; Thiel, MM

Published Date

  • January 1, 2019

Published In

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2326-4519

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2326-4500

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/scp0000196

Citation Source

  • Scopus