This one day interactive workshop comes from a Christian perspective and is designed to provide you, as a worker in health and/or pastoral care, with skills to assess and address the spiritual concerns of the people you serve from various religious and cultural backgrounds and diverse settings. Our workshop covers
- Overview of spiritual care
- Assessing spiritual needs
- Spiritual care and interventions
- Challenges in providing spiritual care
The workshop is interactive, practical, culturally sensitive and applied to your context
This program was developed by NCF International. It has been presented in Europe, Asia, Africa, USA, Canada, Asia, the Pacific region and now in Australia. The two trained presenters from NCFA who will be teaching you this course are:
Gabrielle Macaulay RN,RM,BSc/Nsg,GradDipDiv,MMinistry
Gabi has worked in a variety of nursing settings. In addition to Bachelors in Applied Science/Nursing from Sydney University she has certificates in Intensive Care, Cardiac and Neurological nursing and a Graduate Diploma in Midwifery. She currently works as a facilitator with student nurses from the University of Technology, Sydney. Gabi is the current president of Nurse Christian Fellowship Australia.
Diana Marshall RN,RM,BN,GradDipAdvNsg,MN,MAChaplaincy
Diana has worked in general nursing, community, aged care, midwifery, radiation oncology and palliative care. She is currently teaching at Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE, and with Training Beyond 2000. She is also a Pastoral Care Assistant at St Paul’s Wahroonga.
Why spiritual care?
Lets start from the premise that we are whole persons incorporating many dimensions, including our body, mind and spirit. Caring for the spirit includes ways of being and ways of doing with/for another person that promote hope, compassion, connection and meaning for life’s journey.
‘”...in health care we join people on their life journey and for a time we travel with them. We need to understand better who they are and how we can work with them as partners on that journey. Central to this is the understanding of them as individuals who have many dimensions, including a spiritual one.” Sarah Mullally, former Chief Nursing Officer, UK NHS (2004)
Come and learn more about how you can provide quality spiritual care in your work or in your ministry.