Thurs@3 S1E4 – The essence of spiritual care
In this episode we launch online training that aims to highlight the power of spirituality in the delivery of health and palliative care and support the health professionals and spiritual care practitioners who do this work.
Reflecting on their own experiences, we hear from South Australia’s Sara Fleming, a Nurse Practitioner, who comes to this conversation with a 23-year career in palliative care. And Luke Bowen, Chair of the Spiritual Health Association. Luke is also Director of Patient Safety, Experience and Clinical Excellence and Director of Medical Workforce at Austin Health, Victoria.
There was a time when spiritual care was overlooked or not seen as an important part of someone’s health care but as Sara and Luke suggest, “that’s an attitude that just won’t be tolerated in the future.”
All health professionals, working in any care setting are encouraged to better understand spiritual care, not only for the people and families in their care, but for their own wellbeing.
The first of four modules in this free online training is called “The Essence of Spiritual Care” and is the perfect place to start – HERE
But first, click play and join the Thursdays@3 conversation with Sara Fleming and Luke Bowen.