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Read our latest news out now "The universe is made of stories," wrote poet Muriel Rukeyser, "not atoms." Whilst spiritual care can occur in snippets and moments, it is also the terrain of valuing the story of another. It is in the narrative of our lives that meaning...read more
Read our latest news out now So-called "soft skills" - our CEO's challenge A reflection from NZ Spiritual assessment pilot project report New poster series and more!read more
I don't need to tell you that there is a lot happening in aged care at present. In addition to actively supporting 1.3 million older Australians, engaging with many millions more who make up their families and loved ones, plus inspiring a workforce of 366 000 people*,...read more
I was intrigued to read the article by Snowden and colleagues* about honing in on what is most useful in a spiritual care engagement. Australian and Scottish researchers used the validated patient outcome measure questionnaire for spiritual carers (Scottish PROM). The...read more
Read our latest newsletter here: reflections on the quality standards dementia and love announcing a spiritual assessment pilot project Dying with Loving Words resource e-modules and more! Read the newsletter hereread more
Read our latest news here Last week I had the privilege, along with some members and friends of Meaningful Ageing, to hear our politicians talking about the importance of spirituality, especially as we age. The context was a special briefing by Meaningful Ageing...read more
Who's holding the rope? Sometimes working in aged care might feel like you are a rock climber heading over the edge of a big cliff. You have prepared for this moment, but faced with such a huge challenge, you might finding yourself questioning why and how you got here...read more
Read our August 2018 news now! You won't be surprised to hear that I talk to a lot of people in all sorts of roles about spirituality and its importance for flourishing in later life. And indeed for all of life. If you have tried talking about these things yourself...read more
In conversations with our members around Australia I am hearing about the challenge for organisations to live up to the vision they have for their services. This gap - between the goal and the reality - is not unique to aged care in Australia. NHS England has...read more
Some of you may have read The Handmaid's Tale and/or watched the series currently being screened on SBS. It is not for the faint-hearted. It is a story of extremes, including the systematic abuse of women in a twisted effort to ensure the survival of 'humanity'. There...read more