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Trinity 6th International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference 

The Spiritual Imperative in Healthcare: Securing Foundations

Thursday 17 June 2021

This virtual event includes three live keynote presentations and a panel discussion.

In addition, delegates will have on-demand access to pre-recorded presentations.

 

On behalf of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, the conference organising committee take great pleasure in welcoming and inviting participants from across the world to attend the 6th International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference.

The conference provides innovative interprofessional opportunities to explore and advance the art and science of spirituality as an emergent field of study, to meet our exciting keynote speakers, oral presenters, panellists and experts. The conference is designed to stimulate discourse that address contemporary spirituality issues within healthcare and healthcare education.

This interdisciplinary event provides a collaborative forum for academics, clinicians, researchers, policy-makers and service-users to join in a scholarly dialogue of spirituality, to present research, education and evidence based practice, with the common aim of supporting holistic understanding of spirituality and re-imaging the patient care experience.

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Trinity Spirituality Research and Innovation Group (SRIG)

Conference Programme Download PDF

 9.25 Opens to delegates: Music by Róisín Hayes, Music Therapist
 9.35

Welcome
Professor Kathleen Neenan: TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery

 9.45

Opening address
Professor Fiona Timmins: UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems

 10.00

Equipping nurses and midwives for spiritual care: securing a firm foundation for the future
Professor Linda Ross: University of South Wales
Professor Wilfred McSherry Professor in Nursing, Staffordshire University, University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust, VID University College, Norway

This session will include a live Q&A

 11.00

Music played by Róisín Hayes, Music Therapist, followed by a break

 11.30

Contemplating the spirituality of scholarship
Professor David Coghlan: Fellow Emeritus, Trinity Business School

This session will include a live Q&A

 12.30 Break
 13.00

Holistic communication: examining a foundation of spiritual care
Professor Elizabeth Johnston Taylor: Loma Linda University School of Nursing

14:00 Music by Róisín Hayes, Music Therapist, followed by a break
14:30

Panel discussion 'Contemporary issues in spirituality’

  • Professor Elizabeth Johnston Taylor: Loma Linda University School of Nursing
  • Professor Tove Giske: VID Specialised University, Bergen Campus in Norway
  • Professor René van Leeuwen: Professor in Nursing, Nursing Faculty, Viaa University of Applied Sciences in Zwolle, Netherlands
  • Dr Josephine Attard PhD MSc SN SCM PGCE: Head of the Midwifery Department and Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta
  • Professor Linda Ross: Professor of Nursing, University of South Wales
  • Professor Wilfred McSherry: Professor in Nursing, Staffordshire University, University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust, VID University College, Norway

This session will include a live Q&A

15:30

Closing Remarks
Professor Kathleen Neenan: TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery