Contemporary Spiritual Healthcare 2023
SPIRITUAL CARE IN ACTION - FOR PATIENTS, FOR STAFF
Whatever our profession or job role we have a responsibility to offer spiritual care to our patients. But what does this mean in the current health climate? How can we do this to the best of our ability along with the other competing demands on our time?
This study day will consider the topic from a contemporary perspective as well as an international one. It will provide thought provoking talks along with practical real life examples, and will help you to develop your care day-to-day
Chaired by Kate Butcher and Revd Dr Guy Harrison
This day will be delivered face-to-face in Oxford
Location: voco Oxford Spires
voco Oxford Spires
Revd Dr Guy Harrison
Guy has worked in specialist palliative care, acute care and mental health care chaplaincy for 23 years and was appointed Head of Spiritual & Pastoral Care at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust in 2012. Guy has worked in specialist palliative care, acute care and mental health care chaplaincy for 23 years. In his doctoral studies (DPsych 2016) Guy aimed to develop and integrate his experience and knowledge of the emotional, psychological and spiritual aspects of wellbeing that are crucial to human flourishing. His edited book Psycho-spiritual Care in Health Care Practice was published by Jessica Kingsley Publications in May 2017. Guy became Director of OCSW in 2016. Guy has established the UK’s first Post-Graduate Certificate in Psycho-Spiritual Care, which is currently recruiting for its third intake
Dr Brian Nyatanga, Senior Lecturer University of Worcester
Brian is a senior academic at the University of Worcester, England, UK. He has worked in the NHS, Independent hospices and palliative care settings for the past three decades. He is also a visiting senior academic at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia.
Brian trained as a nurse, and then specialized in palliative care culminating in a doctoral PhD in 2011. Brian was one of 14 lectures who developed the unique Macmillan National Institute of Education (MNIE), a joint venture with seven universities, and he was based at Birmingham City University, advising and commentating on the Department of Health’s consultation papers on palliative care related issues.
In 2013, Brian developed a Centre for Palliative Care and became the Centre’s Lead for 6 years, conducting research projects. He trained as an accredited advanced communication skills facilitator for the NHS ‘Connected’ program, and trained Health care professionals in the UK, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Kenya and Australia.
Brian has published extensively in nursing press since 1988 including books and book chapters on palliative care topics. He is currently the Consultant Editor of the International Journal of Palliative Nursing. He writes a monthly column on palliative care for the British Journal of Community Nursing and also for the Local Worcester newspapers.
Nigel Hartley MBE, CEO Mountbatten group
Nigel has worked in End-of-Life Care for almost 35 years, and following a background of working as a Music Therapist/Counsellor, he worked for 15 years in Senior Management as Director of Supportive Care St Christopher’s Hospice, London. He also previously held posts at London Lighthouse in the 1980s, a Centre for those living with HIV/AIDS, and also at Sir Michael Sobell House Hospice in Oxford. He has a postgraduate qualification in management from Ashridge Business School, England and has an international reputation as a teacher and lecturer. Nigel is also an experienced published writer having authored numerous articles, chapters and books on his key areas of leadership, including the Creative Arts, Spirituality, hospice culture, volunteers, community engagement (initiating and leading the development of a unique schools project which was rolled out across the UK and beyond), innovation and change management. He was instrumental in the development of hospices as community hubs, opening them up to the general public through innovative social programmes and community cafes. His books include ‘End of Life Care – a guide for therapists, artists and arts therapists’ (2014), and the latest edited publication ‘Spirituality in Hospice Care’ (2017) all published by Jessica Kingsley Publications. Nigel also sits on the Editorial Board of the journal ‘Mortality’ – which promotes the interdisciplinary study of death and dying. He is a visiting Academic at the University of Southampton and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. After joining Mountbatten Isle of Wight as Chief Executive Officer in 2015 and following leading on a successful hospice merger in 2019, he is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Mountbatten Hospice Group which includes Mountbatten, Isle of Wight and Mountbatten, Hampshire managing a combined annual budget of over £20m and serving a combined population of around 1m people.
Dr Enrico de Luca, Senior Lecturer University of Exeter
Senior Lecturer and Practice Lead in the Academy of Nursing, University of Exeter. Enrico is a registered nurse and a qualitative/mixed methods researcher. He has an extensive clinical background in intensive care in Italy and England. Enrico’s research interests include touch studies, inter-professional education, the role of spirituality in emergency, and palliative and end-of-life care. Enrico’s PhD topic was mixed-method research on Nurses’ Perceptions and education on Interpersonal Contact during Caring. He has published research findings in international nursing journals, and his most recent publications are on the themes of ‘Palliative Care in emergencies during Covid’ and ‘Community Nursing’.
Workshop facilitators: Guy Harrison, Tom Crook, Bob Whorton
+ Course Programmes
09:15 - 09:30 Welcome
09:30 - 10:30 Nigel Hartley - ‘What’s it all about? – the £64,000 question…’
10:30 - 11:30 Brian Nyatanga - ‘Spiritual Care in Palliative & End of life Care: Everyone’s Business’
11:30 - 11:45 Break
11:45 - 12:45 Dr Enrico de Luca - Title TBC
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:45 Revd Dr Guy Harrison - ‘Schwarz Rounds’ to include demonstration
14:45 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 16:00 Choice of Workshop
16:00 Wrap up/closing remarks