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Opening the spiritual gateway

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North Devon Hospice

Deer Park


EX32 0HU

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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 meaning

Meanings of spirituality and religion, relationships of spirituality to religion, recognition of spiritual & religious distress.


Opening a conversation about spiritual and religious needs, maintaining it, and helping to make a plan. Handling difficult and personal questions.

3.Recording & reporting

Concisely 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 together

Needs of different faith traditions, rituals and rites of passage, spiritual and religious resources, spiritual care policies, standards and guidelines

Dates for 2018:

  • Thursday 20th February
  • Wednesday 25th July
  • Thursday 20th November

Booking terms and conditions can be found on our website, please familiarise yourselves with these before reserving your place on this Study Day.


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There is free parking at the Hospice car park and local on road parking

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