Bruce Pierce

 

Current ministry and responsibilities:

  • Priest Licensed in the Diocese
  • Director of Education, Saint Luke’s Home Education Centre, Northridge House, Castle Avenue Mahon, Cork since  October 2008
  • Co-ordinator and presenter of the Bishop’s Certificate in Pastoral Studies since 2006
  • Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Cork

Wider Church:

  • Chairperson, Chaplaincy Accreditation Board

Contact details:

  • Telephone: 021 435 9444 (ex. 507)
  • Email: click here

 

 

Ordination:

  • Ordained Deacon in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin in 1989
  • Ordained Priest in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin in 1990

Education / Qualifications:

  • Trinity College, Dublin, Bachelor of Business Studies, 1976 – 1980
  • Trinity College, Dublin, Bachelor of Theology, 1986 – 1989
  • All Hallows, Dubin, M.A. (Pastoral Leadership) 1997 – 1999
  • Dublin City University, M.A. (Healthcare Chaplaincy) 2000 – 2002
  • Association of Death Education and Counselling CT,Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement, 2006
  • CAPPE (Canadian Association for Pastoral & Practical Education),Certified specialist in Pastoral Care, 2007
  • CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) Associate Supervisor ACPE(Irl.) 2007
  • CPE Supervisor ACPE(Irl) 2008
  • Accredited Healthcare Chaplain, 2009, Chaplaincy Accreditation Board.

Previous parishes:

  • Raheny & Coolock (Curate Assistant), Dublin, 1989 – 1992
  • Taney (Curate Assistant), Dublin, 1992 – 1993
  • Lucan & Leixlip(Rector), Glendalough, 1993 -1998
  • Adelaide & Meath Hospital (Chaplain), Dublin, 1998 –2002
  • Haarlem (Assistant Priest), Europe, 2001 – 2002
  • Toronto General Hospital (Clinical Pastoral Education Resident), 2002 – 2005
  • University Health Network (Staff Chaplain), Toronto, 2003 – 2005
  • Princess Margaret Hospital & Toronto General Hospital (Acting Manager of Chaplaincy Departments) 2004 – 2005
  • CPE Associate Supervisor (under auspices of ACPE (Irl.)at Kerry General Hospital, Tralee, Co. Kerry 2006 -2008

Published Work:

  • Contributor to HSE Intercultural Guide 2009
  • American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Apr 2009; vol. 26:
    Factors Associated With Work Stress and Professional Satisfaction in Oncology Staff
    Dougherty E, Pierce B, Ma C, Panzarella T, Rodin G, and Zimmermann C.
  • The Furrow January 2008
    That would be an Ecumenical Matter!
    Quinlan J, Pierce B
  • Contributor to ISANDS Guidelines for Professionals 2007
  • The Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy Spring/Summer 2007 Vol. 8 No.1
    Putting A Toe into the Waters of Research – A Palliative Care Chaplain’s Perspective.
  • Journal of Palliative Care Vol 23:1 Spring 2007
    Staff stress, work satisfaction, and death attitudes on an oncology palliative care unit and on a medical and radiation oncology inpatient unit.
    Pierce B, Dougherty E, Panzarella T, Rodin G, Zimmermann C.
  • Journal of Pastoral Care and Counselling Vol. 60 No. 4 Winter 2006
    Spiritual Care as eHealth: A Systematic Review
    Van Nooten J, Oh H, Pierce B, Koning F, Jadad A.
  • The Carer 2006 Issue 37
    Spiritual Assessment Tools – Burden or Bonus
  • Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy 2004 Vol.7:2
    The introduction, implementation and evaluation of a Spiritual Assessment Tool into a Palliative Care Unit.
    Pierce B, Koning F.
  • Doctrine & Life May/June 2004
    Hospital Chaplaincy – Context and ChangeIrish Medical Times March 26th 2004
  • Chaplains can enhance patient care
  • Irish Medical Times March 19th 2004
    Spirituality and medicine – the changing role of hospital chaplains
  • Journal of College of Health Care Chaplains Dec. 2003 Vol. 4: No. 2
    Chaplaincy & the Cardiology Patient – A Review
  • Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy 2003 Vol. 6: No. 2
    Ministry behind a Mark – A Chaplain reflects upon SARS
  • Miscarriage and Stillbirth – a Resource for Families and those who Minister to them. Published by Veritas, Dublin. September 2003
  • Search – a Church of Ireland Journal Winter 2001
    Baptism and those Stillborn – Pastoral Necessity or Theological Nonsense.
  • Journal of College of Health Care Chaplains June 2001 Vol.3: No.4
    Stillbirth and the Evolving Pastoral Responses
  • Search – a Church of Ireland Journal Spring 1992
    C.P.E. – Training for Ministry