Reports

 

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Palliative Care in Queensland 2021: Spiritual Care Report

Spiritual Health Association and Meaningful Ageing Australia collaborated with Palliative Care Queensland to conduct a spiritual care in palliative care project. This report summarises the consultation aspect of this collaboration.

In 2020 the Queensland Government funded Palliative Care Queensland through their COVID-19 Immediate Support Measures funding to conduct a spiritual care in palliative care project.

This project aimed to bring together leads in Queensland Spiritual Care in Palliative Care in networks; undertake a Queensland Spiritual Care in Palliative Care consultation activity; promote Spiritual Care in Palliative Care through education and awareness raising initiatives and consider opportunities to embed spiritual care in palliative care policy.

The consultation’s aim was to gain an understanding into the following core questions in relation to spiritual care in palliative care: What are the needs? What is currently happening? What are the opportunities and priorities for improvement?

This report provides a consultation overview and list of recommendations.

Contact: Cheryl Holmes

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Certification of Spiritual Care Practitioners in Health Report

This report identifies the process and requirements for certification of spiritual care practitioners working in health.

Drawing upon a literature review and mapping process, this joint project between Spiritual Health Association and Spiritual Care Australia provides recommendations for certification and a suggested process for implementation. The report outlines the process and requirements for certification of spiritual care practitioners in health.

Contact: Cheryl Holmes

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Spiritual Care in Victorian Hospitals. Results from the 2019 State-wide Survey of Spiritual Care Resources

This report presents results from the 2019 State-wide survey of spiritual care in Victorian hospitals.

In 2008, Spiritual Health Victoria undertook the first state-wide survey of spiritual care departments in Victorian hospitals. The survey was reproduced ten years later to investigate any changes in the sector. This report outlines the results from the 2019 survey.

Contact: Cheryl Holmes

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Spiritual Care in Victorian Hospitals 2008-2019. A Comparison of Two Surveys Report

This report compares the 2008 and 2019 data from a state-wide survey of spiritual care departments.

In 2008 the first state-wide survey of spiritual care was undertaken and provided the first detailed snap shot of spiritual care in Victorian hospitals. A decade later the survey was replicated to understand what (if anything) in the field had changed over ten years.

Contact: Cheryl Holmes

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National Consensus Conference Report “Enhancing Quality & Safety: Spiritual Care in Health”

This report outlines the outcomes of the National Consensus Conference, ‘Enhancing Quality and Safety: Spiritual care in health’, which aimed to develop a national strategy for spiritual care in Australian healthcare.

Spiritual care is an essential component for safe and quality care but there has been no consistent approach to spiritual care delivery across Australian health care. This report outlines the National Consensus Conference outcomes, and include principles for design and delivery of spiritual care services, policy statements, and key messages.

Contact: Cheryl Holmes

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Building Capacity for Spiritual Care and Wellbeing: Analysis of the training package offered to mental health workers in East Gippsland in 2015

This report outlines the outcomes of a spiritual care and wellbeing training for mental health workers in East Gippsland.

Spiritual Health Association was contracted to provide training in spiritual care and wellbeing to mental health workers in rural Victoria. This report provides the outcomes of pre- and post- training evaluations, particularly exploring what ‘spirituality’ and ‘spiritual care’ meant to participants.

Contact: Jenny Greenham