Opening the Spiritual Gate

Addresses the need for education in the assessment of spiritual need and spiritual care for healthcare professionals of all types working in a healthcare setting.               

Course topics

  • Explore the meaning of spirituality and religion
  • Consider the relationship between spirituality & religion for an individual
  • Think about how we recognise spiritual distress
  • Discover a Simple Skills Secrets model to confidently embark upon spiritual conversations with safety
  • Learn how to respond to unexpected questions about your own beliefs
  • Be aware of the religious needs & rituals of different faith traditions
  • Become familiar with the standards & guidelines of local Spiritual Care Policies and consider how they are met
  • Create an action plan to take back to your workplace
  • Practice recording spiritual and religious needs conversations succinctly
  • Consider how to report spiritual & religious issues to other team members
  • Create appropriate spiritual care plans...and much more

Course dates

12 March 2019                     9am-4pm           

11 June 2019                        9am-4pm                     

10 September 2019            9am-4pm           

19 November 2019             9am-4pm   

Course fee

£30.00 per person (includes lunch and refreshments)

*Free for Bolton NHS Staff

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