Religion, Belief and Spirituality in End of Life Care

Religion, Belief and Spirituality in End of Life Care
Type: Webinar
Presenter: Dr Panagiotis Pentaris

Webinar Overview: Religion, Belief and Spirituality in End of Life Care

This webinar is focused around increasing literacy in religion, belief and spirituality in end of life care.  

This webinar would be useful for hospice and palliative care professionals, practicing in end of life settings and in the community; including medical doctors, nurses, hospice social workers, psychologists, Chaplaincy in hospitals and hospices and Health and social care professionals more widely.

The aim of this webinar is twofold. First, to introduce and examine the pressing need for increased literacy in how professionals in end of life care respond to religion, belief and spiritual identities of service users (inclusive of families and friends). Next, to present and discuss a religious literacy model for end of life practitioners, towards achieving better care in this domain.     

Those that will benefit most from this webinar are hospice and palliative care staff that work with people in critical conditions and families and friends who are experiencing the imminent loss. Also, researchers in the area of how religion and end of life care intersect would benefit from this webinar as well.     

This webinar is aimed at an introduction and intermediate levels. That said, it is desirable that participants acquire some knowledge about hospice and palliative care as the webinar will not focus on explaining this area of practice, but participants can either have excessive knowledge and skills in spiritual care in hospice and palliative practice, or be in the very beginning of their career, without particular expertise. 

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

Have an enhanced understanding of the ongoing relationship of religion, belief and spirituality with end of life care; 
The ability to critically appraise the necessity for further dialogue and exploration in this area; 
The ability to apply a religious literacy model as continuing professional development; 
To critically examine a value-based framework through which religious literacy can be more effective.    

Presenter Bio: Dr Panagiotis Pentaris

Dr Panagiotis Pentaris is a Senior Lecturer for the Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling at the University of Greenwich. He is also a Postdoc Research Fellow for the Faiths & Civil Society Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London. Panagiotis is a thanatologist, as well as a qualified social worker with specialty in hospice social work, as well as clinical social work in end of life care. His research stretches from death policies to professional practice, while he has written widely about the intersection of religion and death and is focusing on professional practice and policy in these areas. 

Webinar Details

Date: 12th of December 2018

Times: New South Wales: 7:00 - 8:30pm AEDT
Victoria: 7:00 - 8:30pm AEDT
Tasmania: 7:00 - 8:30pm AEDT
South Australia: 6:30 - 8:00pm ACDT
Queensland: 6:00 - 7:30pm AEST
Northern Territory: 5:30 - 7:00pm ACST
Western Australia: 4:00 - 5:30pm AWST

Member: $50
Non Member: $75

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12/12/2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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