Friday 8th and Saturday 9th, September 2017. Selwyn Heights, 42 Herd Road, Hillsborough, Auckland.
“These experiential events aim to provide practical advice to those involved in ministering to older people in different settings and circumstances within our communities, in order to enhance their insight into the pastoral and spiritual care needs of the aged and, thus, improve the quality of their interactions with others.” Course Director - The Reverend Anne Russell-Brighty
Spirituality and the Foundations of Human Caring: A Professional guide to authentic caring-healing practices
Spirituality in Dementia
Building confidence in your own clinical reasoning
Using humour in care
Nursing, spiritual care and spiritual needs in Aotearoa New Zealand: Initial results of a national survey
Participatory Care: The possibilities and challenges
Dementia and depression
Management of heart failure in the elderly
Aim High: Developing a personal leadership vision
Age-related comorbidities that impact on wound healing: Wound management workshop
Buddhist view of spirituality
Pathways to grace-filled dying
Pae Herenga: An investigation of traditional Māori care customs
Palliative care in aged residential care and effect on staff
Spirituality in later life: policy and place
This conference examined the spectrum of cultural, religious and secular views on the spirituality of ageing, providing practical advice to enhance insight and so improve the quality of our interactions with older people.
As we age, and especially as we become frailer and face death, spiritual issues - about the meaning and purpose of our lives - begin to loom large. Yet spirituality can be neglected in health and aged care despite its importance, perhaps because people often feel ill-equipped to discuss this sensitive topic.