Spiritual Care Conference

Spiritual Care Conference: 25 October 2018

“You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” – Dame Cicely Saunders

All children WILL experience bereavement: “I think it [bereavement education in schools] should be encouraged [….] because kids need to know about death before somebody like they really love dies”  (Boy aged 10)

Can Spiritual Care Support Realistic Medicine in Practice?

Thursday 25th October 2018
Tudor Hotel, Airdrie

(Often a patient’s distress is created by the situation they may find themselves in, rather than by the symptoms of the illness)

Support in times of crisis – People from every belief and faith community or life stance need support systems, especially in times of crisis. They face ultimate questions about life and death. They search for meaning in the experience of illness. They look for help to cope with their illness and with suffering, loss, loneliness, anxiety, uncertainty, impairment, despair, anger and guilt. They consider ethical dilemmas which advancing technology and heightened expectations generate at the beginning and end of life. They address in depth, perhaps for the first time, the meaning of life.

Listening – By listening to an often silent cry for help, those providing spiritual care for patients, carers and staff allow people to explore their innermost feelings and ask the most difficult questions about suffering, illness and death. By listening to their doubts, anxieties and fears those in need may be helped to find peace of mind.

For further details and travel information, please download our info leaflet.

To book online, please visit: https://www.st-andrews-hospice.com/healthcare-professionals/spiritual-care-conference-25-october-2018/
Many thanks.
Rev. Matthew Little
Spiritual Care Advisor
St Andrew’s Hospice,
Henderson St,
Direct Dial: 01236 772046
Main Switchboard: 01236 766951
St Andrew’s Hospice (Lanarkshire) is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC010159
For more information about services and events, please visit www.st-andrews-hospice.com