Over 100 references from around the world demonstrating the benefit of dedicated spiritual care initiatives.
This resource captures the main themes that appear in literature related to spirituality, spiritual care and its outcomes in the context of community and residential aged care, and beyond. Specifically, we have found the following seven themes:
This literature summary is not comprehensive, by nature, and will continue to be updated.
This members-only resource is ideal for service planning, and to use in business cases to garner more support for dedicated initiatives enabling meaning, purpose and connectedness in the lives of older people.
Keywords: evidence, spiritual care, ageing
A free digital copy of the National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care is also available.
Dimensions: 297x210mm (A4), 32 pages
With the implementation of the Aged Care Quality Standards in 2019, residential and community aged care providers are faced with the need to integrate spiritual care. This may bring challenges to various organisations requiring not just new practices, but potentially a change of processes and culture. Change management may well be an avenue for such organisations to explore.