6th International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference
'Spirituality: on shifting sands or secure foundations?’
Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 June 2020
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Cheryl Holmes OAM: CEO, Spiritual Health Association and PhD candidate, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Dr Josephine Attard: Midwifery Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta
The conference will be of benefit to you if have an interest in holistic healthcare that includes an awareness of the individual's spiritual needs. Spirituality is interpreted as the need for connection, meaning in life, and for some, transcendence. It is not necessarily associated with religion, although some service users express their spiritual beliefs in this way. Our goal is to support understanding of the concept of spirituality and to explore how best this might be supported within healthcare, particularly in a secular context.
We welcome abstracts that discuss, explore or examine the concept of spirituality in healthcare from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives.Abstracts are invited, for consideration as a concurrent or poster presentation, from all professional disciplines: dieticians, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, doctors, nurses, midwives, chaplains, service users, researchers in the arts and humanities to name but a few.
Students are encouraged to submit essays for the The Carole King Annual Student Prize or the Donia Baldacchino Prize, details of which may be found in the Call for Abstracts.