Daniel Nuzum


Current responsibilities:

  • Healthcare Chaplain Cork University Hospital and Bon Secours Hospital since 2009
  • Healthcare Chaplain Marymount University Hospital and Hospice since 2011
  • Diocesan Ecumenical Officer since 2002

Wider Church:

  • Member of the Committee for Christian Unity and Dialogue since 1998
  • Secretary of the Chaplaincy Accreditation Board www.cab.ireland.anglican.org
  • Executive Committee of the Irish Council of Churches
  • Chairperson, Church’s Ministry of Healing: Ireland
  • Member of the CTBI Writers’ Group for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Contact details:

  • Telephone: (021) 454 6400 (ask for C of I Chaplain)
  • Email: click here


  • Ordained Deacon in the Church of St Peter, Bandon in 1999
  • Ordained Priest in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork in 2000

Education / Qualifications:

  • Registered General Nurse, 1994
  • The University of Dublin, Trinity College, B.Th, 1999
  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) 2009
  • Accredited Healthcare Chaplain, 2009.
  • Advanced Clinical Pastoral Education, 2014 & 2015
  • Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor in Training (+2) 2015
  • Ph.D., 2016
  • Associate CPE Supervisor, 2016
  • Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor (ACPE-Ireland Ltd) 2017
  • MTh 2017 Pontifical University, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth

Wider Professional Roles:

  • Adjunct Lecturer, College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork
  • Member of HSE Multi-faith Healthcare Chaplaincy Advisory Council
  • Member of HSE/RCPI National Neonatal Palliative Care Working Group
  • Co-Chair, Spirituality Interest Group, Irish Association of Palliative Care
  • Member of the Ethical Board of the International HiP Trial (Management of Hypotension In the Preterm Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborn)
  • Member of the Ethical decision-making and palliative care framework –European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants
  • Editor, Health and Social Care Chaplaincy https://journals.equinoxpub.com/index.php/HSCC/index
  • Palliative Care Education Fellow, All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care, 2021.
  • Board member, Irish Association of Palliative Care, 2020.

Published Work:

Book Chapters

  • ‘Perinatal death: complex and nuanced life, love and loss’, in Corley J, McGrath A, O’Donoghue NX & Ryan, S (eds.), Maynooth College reflects on Facing Life’s End: Perspectives on Dying and Death. Messenger Publications, Dublin, 2022
  • ‘Stillbirth and Suffering in Ireland: A Theological Reflection from Healthcare Chaplaincy’, in Roberts S and Dunlop S (eds.) Chaplaincy and Practical Theology Researching a Pioneer Ministry, Routledge, Oxford. 2022
  • Nuzum D., Demurtas J., Puchalski C. ‘Integrating Spiritual Care into the Frame’, in J Demurtas & N Veronese, (eds.), The Role of Family Physicians in Older People Care. Practical issues in Gerirtrics. Springer, Cham, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-78923-7_22
  • ‘Pregnancy Loss: A Silent Birth and Challenging Loss’, in Ryan, Salvador (ed.), Birth and the Irish: a Miscellany, Wordwell Press, Dublin, 2021.
  • ‘Birth When Life is Short: Difficult Decisions and Care’, in Ryan, Salvador (ed.), Birth and the Irish: a Miscellany, Wordwell Press, Dublin, 2021.
  • ‘Perinatal Palliative Care’, In Hain, R., Rapoport, A., Meiring, M., & Goldman, A. Oxford textbook of palliative care for children, OUP, London, 2021.
  • ‘Practical Theology on the Island of Ireland’, (Members of BIAPT Ireland) in AP Rogers & N Slee (Eds) Celebrating the past, present and future of British and Irish practical theology: Roots, shoots and fruits, Routledge, London, 2021.
  • ‘Experience of spiritual distress in an acute setting: Living with perinatal loss’, in E Kelly & J Swinton (Eds) Chaplaincy and the soul of health and social care: Fostering spiritual wellbeing in emerging paradigms of care, Jessica Kingsley Publications, London, 2020.
  • ‘Pastoral Care’ in K Milne & P Harron (Eds) Irish Anglicanism 1969-2019, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2019.
  • ‘The spiritual and theological challenges of stillbirth for bereaved parents’ in G Fitchett, K Whyte & K Lyndes (Eds) Evidence-based healthcare chaplaincy: A research reader, Jessica Kingsley Publications, Philadelphia, 2018.
  • ‘Giving voice to the story: working with patients who cannot speak’ in P Nash, P Bartel and S Nash (Eds) Paediatric Chaplaincy: Principles, Practices and Skills, Jessica Kingsley Publications, London, 2018.

Previous Ministry:

  • Bandon Union (Curate Assistant) from  1999 – 2002
  • Incumbent, Templebreedy Group from 2002 – 2009
  • Healthcare Chaplain, Mercy University Hospital, Cork from 2009 – 2011
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