About the Spirituality in Aged Care Professional Development Program
The Spirituality in Aged Care Professional Development Program will help to enhance the integration of spiritual care in the aged care organisation by embedding strategies for spiritual care into the everyday practice of staff, and by mentoring a person-centred care model that encourages all staff to take responsibility for their part in attending to the spiritual needs of each resident and client.
The new Single Aged Care Quality Standards expect organisations to understand and respond to the spiritual needs of older people. Building on the initial program developed and trialled by Spiritual Health Victoria, this updated Leader’s Manual provides a way for organisations to gently engage their staff in understanding contemporary spirituality and spiritual care.
The comprehensive program manual includes introductory materials, sessions plans with links to PowerPoint presentations, handouts for each module, evaluation materials and additional information.
Members of Meaningful Ageing Australia can access copies of the ‘Spirituality in Aged Care Professional Development Program’ at no extra charge. Others will be able to purchase the program from January 2019.