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Spirituality Interest Group Public Lectures 2017-2018

Innovations in Spiritual Care Education in the Netherlands: its foundations, content and effects.

Date: Thursday 7 December 2017
Time:  2pm-4pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 2.57, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin

Speaker: René van Leeuwen

Biography: René van Leeuwen is a registered nurse and professor at Viaa Christian University of Applied Sciences. At this university he is leading a research group on spirituality and healthcare. The main focus of this research group is on practice oriented research regarding competence development of nurses in spirituality  and spiritual care.

Content: In this lecture the following will be presented/considered: The history of spiritual care education in the Netherlands and competence based learning as foundation of todays spiritual care eduation: its content and considerations of some criticism. The 3-P Competence Model that is used for the development of spiritual care education wil be clarified (Person, Practice and Perspective). Some current innovative learning strategies based on these 3-P competences will be presented: on-line education, simulated education, learning in practice/internships and training of spiritual care ambassadors in the working place and the outcomes from recent research studies regarding these educational strategies. Thoughts will be bring forward regarding how nursing education should proceed in spiritual care education. In this case there will be pointed on preliminary results of the European EPICC project regarding spiritual care education in nursng and midwifery.

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