Introducing the New Digital Resource for Personal Care Assistants
Meet Akira is an interactive story inviting users to learn about spiritual care by engaging in familiar scenarios, by following the daily journey of Akira, a Personal Care Assistant, working with older people. As they share Akira’s story, they will learn that:
- Spiritual care is more than religious care
- Your work already includes acts of spiritual care, that you may not be aware of
- Spiritual care can enrich your own sense of professional value
In accessing Akira’s story through a smart-device or desktop computer, they will see familiar scenarios presented which allow them to learn through the character’s experiences. By understanding their role within the story, they will also gain an understanding of spiritual care which is natural and easy. It will become easy to see that small gestures can have a big impact, and that they will be able to notice the things they do naturally as being important aspects of spiritual care. All they need is internet access and the special link.
Meet Akira was launched at our 2020 AGM, and is now available to members at no additional cost. Watch the Introduction to Meet Akira video below:
Thinking about implementation? Whilst it looks and feels like an app, Meet Akira is technically a website that is designed for mobile first. This makes it much easier for organisations to implement. We can supply you with a custom link that you can text or email to your staff. Alternatively, you can download SCORM files from the resources page, to put into your LMS, which then links out to the Meet Akira experience.
There are two videos on our YouTube channel which share some of the good news stories from members who have already implemented Meet Akira. Click the links below to have a look:
To find out more about how Meet Akira was developed, you can download the Sneak Peek PowerPoint Presentation by clicking on the image below.
Meet Akira has been developed using a co-design process with personal carers and older people; as well as with input from our Reference Group:
- Baptistcare WA
- Fresh Hope
- Hall and Prior
- UnitingCare QLD
- Prof. John Swinton, University of Aberdeen
- Dr. Richard Egan, University of Otago