Masterclasses are to be held preconference on Tuesday 13 November at The Langham Auckland. Please note there are limited numbers for each of these sessions. Spaces will be allocated on a first-in basis.
Time: 9.00am – 12.00pm
Pre-session tea / coffee and morning tea included.
Introducing the idea of spirituality into healthcare settings – and even more so introducing specialist spiritual care practitioners –can create a number of tensions. One is between recognising the uniqueness of each person’s spiritual path and the need for an organised approach to spiritual care. Another is a tension between sharing information within the multidisciplinary team and respecting the confidentiality of spiritual conversations. Yet another can be between different understandings of spirituality within the team and amongst clients, families and friends. Ensuring that these tensions are constructive is essential lest spiritual care either be put into the too hard basket or be reduced to a form of pop psychology.
In this workshop we will review a range of issues involved in developing and implementing a spiritual care framework for end of life care. We will explore different contributions within the palliative care team and a dying person’s community, and how these contributions might be brought together in a common-sense approach to care that’s capable of lifting the spirits of all involved.
Time: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Pre-session tea and coffee and afternoon tea included.
This research masterclass will be a combination of two aspects of research.
Firstly it will provide an opportunity for researchers to present their work to a forum with expert commentary from Professor Joachim Cohen and others who can provide advice and encouragement in your chosen field of enquiry. This will require some preparation from the researchers (eg short texts they send to Prof Cohen at least one month before the workshop).
Secondly Professor Cohen will offer insights into how to prepare and write a peer-reviewed article for publication. This masterclass therefore will appeal to a wide audience with differing levels of experience in research.