Making Space for Spirituality in Healthcare
11, Jan 2009
@ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Janki Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an event supporting healthcare practitioners and will consist of discussions exploring the theme of spirituality in healthcare.
There are many legistlative and policy drivers directing healthcare professionals to the importance of taking into account spiritual aspects of their patients when delivering whole-person care. In spite of this, and also depsite the fact that many people say it is important component of their healing, it is often difficult for healthcare practitioners to find the time and opportunity to explore this aspect of treatment. Why is this? Does the healthcare system support such an exploration? Do healthcare practitioners feel ill-prepared and lacking in confidence to engage with this activity?
Speakers include Rev Gillian Munro, Head of Department of Spiritual care, NHS Tayside; Ian Govier, Development Manager for Nursing Leadership at the National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare; and Dr Sarah Eagger, Chair of the Special Interest Group (SIG) in Spirituality and Psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. There will also be an address by Dadi Janki, President of The Janki Foundation for Global Health Care.