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Contemporary Spiritual Healthcare

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 Dr Victoria Bradley

This session will be recorded to enable viewing after the event

Price: £195


Location: Virtual

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Speakers confirmed:
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 Murphy
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 Heafey
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.

Enrico De Luca
Enrico is a PhD Nurse researcher and lecturer.
His main interests are research and implementation of humanisation of care projects in Italian health service, nursing community of practice, interpersonal touch skills in nursing care, community based palliative care and spirituality in nursing. He has a wide professional background in intensive care nursing (in Italy and UK) and developed his educational interests throughout a Masters degree programme in Pedagogy and Adult Education (University of Rome). Recent (ongoing) projects include visiting a Palliative Care centre situated in northern Thailand (Kampramong temple) for an ethnographic study on community based care model; and consideration of Italian palliative care health professionals' perceptions of patient centred care approach in different settings of care.

Course Programme

08.30-08.45 Registration
08.45-08.55 Welcome
08.55-09.00 Talking head 1
09.00-09.50 Contemporary chaplaincy – what do chaplains do?
09.50-09.55 Talking head 2
09.55-10.05 Break
10.05-10.55 Creativity & chaos: the healing potential of liminal space
10.55-11.00 Talking head 3
11.00-11.10 Break
11.10-12.00 Spiritual Care in nursing: an international perspective
12.00-12.05 Talking head 4
12.05-12.15 Break
12.15-13.05 Dignity, creativity, presence: the basics of spiritual care
13.05-13.10 Talking head 5
13.10-13.15 close

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