April 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Uniting SA Ethnic Link Services
2 Murtho St
Renmark SA 5341
Meaningful Ageing Australia
(03) 8387 2274

Spiritual Care in a Diverse World
Part 1. Introduction to spirituality and contemporary spiritual care in aged care

Appropriate for those who have direct contact with older people, leaders and managers.

The recently published National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care state that spiritual care is everyone’s business. Spirituality is intrinsic to being human, and spiritual needs may arise at any time. While chaplains, pastoral carers and spiritual care practitioners have a distinct role in the provision of skilled spiritual care, every person in contact with older people needs to have a basic awareness of spirituality and how it affects their role.

This session will engage participants in a process of developing and deepening understandings of spirituality and spiritual care. It will support the development of confidence in providing basic spiritual care, and discerning when to refer to a skilled practitioner.

During the session, participants will engage in:
-Understandings of spirituality and spiritual care
-Reflection on real life stories
-An exploration of your values and what’s important to you
-Implications for practice in aged care
-Practical ideas to implement in your organisation
-Opportunity to network with others

This event is proudly supported by Prime Super

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