Study Day: Opening the Spiritual Gateway, North Devon Hospice, Wednesday, 06. March 2019

North Devon Hospice have trained facilitators from the Cheshire and Merseyside Palliative and End of Life Care Network, qualified to deliver this one day programme for both registered and non-registered staff who deal directly with patients and families. (Please note that this programme is not aimed at chaplaincy and pastoral care staff. The needs of chaplains and pastoral care staff are addressed in the accompanying part of the programme 'Bridging the spiritual gap' specifically designed for those staff and offered by Cheshire and Merseyside Palliative and End of Life Care Network).
Being able to explore the spiritual needs of the individual is an essential part of the roles and responsibilities of those working in healthcare in order to meet the holistic needs of those at end of life.

Explore the meaning of spirituality and religion

Explore the relationship between spirituality and religion for the individual

Think about how we recognise spiritual distress

Discover a secret simple skills model to confidently embark upon  spiritual conversations with safety

Learn how best to respond to unexpected questions about your own beliefs

Practise recording spiritual and religious needs conversations succinctly

Create appropriate spiritual care plans

Be aware of the different religious needs and rituals of different faith traditions

Become familiar with the different standards and guidelines of local spiritual care policies and how they are met

Create an action plan to take back to your workplace

Four sessions of the day:
1. Understanding MeaningMeanings of spirituality and religion, relationships of spirituality to religion, recognition of spiritual & religious distress.
2. CommunicationOpening a conversation about spiritual and religious needs, maintaining it, and helping to make a plan. Handling difficult and personal questions.
3. Recording & ReportingConcisely recording of the essence of conversations about spiritual and religious needs whilst maintaining confidentiality, handing over to other team members that which it is essential for them to understand and documenting a plan for care.
4. Pulling it all TogetherNeeds of different faith traditions, rituals and rites of passage, spiritual and religious resources, spiritual care policies, standards and guidelines.
Entry requirements: There are no pre-requistions for this from 9.15 am. Course runs 9.30 am – 4 pmDates: Wednesday 6th March 2019 and Thursday 3rd October 2019.
Booking terms and conditions can be found on our website, please familiarise yourselves with these before reserving your place on this Study Day. 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Email: education@
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Yes
What if I want to cancel?  If you wish to cancel your booking you will need to give 5 working days notice, as per our booking terms and conditions. Failure to give 5 working days notice or non-attendance will incur a £50 fee per person to cover administration costs, unfortunately as we are a charity this fee is non-negotiable.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? You can transfer your ticket to another person or to another event, please see full terms and conditions on our website.

Study Day: Opening the Spiritual Gateway

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