Spiritual Needs of Older Adults with Secular Beliefs: A Webinar for Spiritual Care Providers and Interested Others!
Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 6:30-8pm EST (Wednesday, March 2nd at 10:30 am Australia time)
To be human is to have a spiritual dimension, regardless of beliefs. Those with secular and humanistic beliefs still have spiritual needs even if they may not articulate them or use that language. Often people with secular beliefs are considered ‘aspiritual’. They can also resist spiritual support believing it comes with a religious agenda or proselytization. It is important to understand the spiritual needs of those with secular beliefs and be able to offer spiritual support in a way that is helpful to those individuals.
About Elizabeth Pringle
Elizabeth’s career started out as a Learning and Development professional. From her first role in aged care in 1998, she developed a passion and commitment to improving the lives of older people. From 2002-2014, she worked in aged care regulation and quality improvement to improve quality of care and quality of life for older people. In 2015-2016, Elizabeth was the Project Manager and researcher for the National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care in Australia. These were the first spiritual care guidelines in the world specifically for older people. She now focuses on equipping individuals and organisations to offer quality of life to older people so they can live a meaningful, purposeful and enriching life. Check out her website www.improvementmatters.com.au.
Co-sponsored by: The Spirituality and Aging Program of the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, and The Centre for Aging and Community, Saint Paul University, Ottawa
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