Contemporary Spiritual Healthcare
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Date: 15 October, 2021
Chaired by Kate Butcher and Dr Victoria Bradley
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.
Karen has been involved in hospice chaplaincy for sixteen years. Her current role is full-time chaplain at Weston Hospicecare in Somerset. She is frequently involved with training and supervision as well as developing a team of volunteers to be companions to patients and families, encouraging people to look at their networks of support and care.
Karen has co-edited ‘Chaplaincy in Hospice and Palliative Care’ published by Jessica Kingsley Publications in 2017
Cara is a Team Chaplain working for the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and an ordained minister of the United Reformed Church. Her background is in nursing, predominantly in elderly and dementia care, with experience in acute NHS hospital and care home settings.