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Pastoral and Spiritual Issues in Dementia Care
April 20 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The St James’ Institute presents: Pastoral and Spiritual Issues in Dementia Care
Tuesday 20 April | 10:00am-2:00pm | St James’ Hall | $60
Nearly half a million Australians live with dementia of various types. Symptoms include withdrawal, confusion, and various forms of loss including personality change. How can we nurture the spiritual life of people living with this condition? How can we communicate the love of God when previous ways of talking and sharing are diminished?
This workshop introduces tools for providing spiritual care for people living with dementia. While many aged care educational resources exist, this bespoke seminar uniquely focuses on pastoral care and ethical decision making. Informed by a Christian theological view of the dignity of each person, this practical session will offer ‘good news’ for carers, pastoral workers, and faith communities.
The sessions will be interactive, and participants will be provided with copies of slides. A break for lunch will be taken.
Associate Professor Rosalie Hudson is a registered nurse with additional graduate qualifications in gerontology and theology. She has expertise in aged and palliative care with over a decade experience as director of nursing of a 50-bed nursing home. Dr Hudson is the author of four books including Palliative Care and Aged Care: A Guide to Practice and Living, Dying, Caring: Life and Death in a Nursing Home.