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Spiritual Care in Every Encounter



  • Event Date

    19, Aug 2014
    @ 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

  • Event Location

    Global Co-operation House, 65-69 Pound Lane, London NW10 2HH

  • Event Organizer

    The Janki Foundation


The Jank Foundation Lecture

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By Janice Clarke

An event supporting health professionals, caregivers & patients

With supporting address by Sister Jayanti, European Director of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University

Guest performance by singer/songwriter Anne Malone, “an oasis of sound for the heart”.

As changes in technology, policy and management put an increasing emphasis on process and procedures in nursing and health care, how do we continue to make room for compassion, the ancient human value that calls most nurses into the profession? Janice’s research led her to question the way spirituality has been included as an ‘add on’ in nursing and health care and to seek a better approach, one which would empower and engage nurses and enhance the whole of nursing care. She explores how aspects of physical care – from the use of touch to helping patients to move, bathe and eat — might include attention to spiritual needs. This approach builds on the strengths, opportunities and uniqueness of nursing that includes both relational and physical care at its heart.

Guest speaker: Janice Clarke is a nurse, midwife and senior lecturer for the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Worcester, UK. She is also on the board of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality. Janice’s doctorate explored nursing and spirituality and she has published and researched critiques of the current approach to spiritual care for many years. Janice lives in the countryside near Ross-on-Wye and when not working loves to swim, grow roses and listen to music.

Address by Sister Jayanti, European Director of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University

“Spiritual understanding teaches you how to perform actions so as to guarantee yourself a healthy future. It makes you realise the importance of performing good actions.

Dadi Janki, President of The Janki Foundation

Chair: Dr Sarah Eagger, is a consultant psychiatrist in London. She chaired the Spirituality and Faith Committee of her NHS Trust for 8 years. A trustee and past chair of the National Forum for Spirituality and Mental Health, her particular interests include training mental health professionals in assessing patients’ spiritual needs.

She was the coordinating editor of Values in healthcare: a spiritual approach published by the Janki Foundation in 2004. Most recently she has coordinated a series of international dialogues (Still point- turning world) on the integration of spirituality into healthcare.

About the Organisers: The Janki Foundation is a UK charity promoting spirituality in health care. It supports healthcare professionals through values-based dialogue and training, and contributes to general wellbeing through inspirational books, CDs and lectures.

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