Spiritual Health Association works with key stakeholder groups across government and health care, in collaboration with leaders in research and media communications to build campaigns that advocate and promote compassionate, person-centred care in health services.
SHA calls for an Australian Government investment that enables Australians to have access to high-quality, safe spiritual care by building capacity across the health care system to recognise and respond to peoples' spiritual needs.
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The evidence is in: 54% of Australians are interested in receiving spiritual care in the future.
SHA's The Future of Spiritual Care in Australia report was lauched on 18 May 2022.
The report presents the key findings of a national study conducted by research and communications specialists McCrindle. Key to this research is understanding the role of care in the hospitals of the future, knowing what planning and training is required for the future workforce and the overall benefits of spirituality to individuals, societies and organisations.
A range of support resources and an accompanying promotion campaign will be developed from the report data, designed to further educate about what contemporary spirituality means to Australians and the demonstrated need for quality standardised spiritual care to be integrated into all areas of health care provision.
SHA alongside Palliative Care Australia and Dementia Australia are sponsoring Live the life you please, a film-led national social impact campaign that aims to improve awareness about palliative care. We are excited to be working with Moonshine Agency to promote the importance of spiritual care as an integral part of the holistic palliative care process.
A social media campaign and a series of short films will be made in the lead up to the feature documentary film release in May 2023. Stay tuned! Learn more about the campaign.