Spiritual Care Australia 2019

Research Intensive 2019

Learn how research can help you improve your practice of spiritual care.

Spiritual Health Victoria, Meaningful Ageing Australia and Stirling Theological College - University of Divinity, are pleased to announce a 2019 Pre-Conference Research Intensive to be held Sunday, 16 June. This will build on the success of the 2018 Pre-Conference Research Intensive in Newcastle.
Click here to download the program  

This year we have a range of plenary presentations and rotating table group ‘short and sweet’ presentations. 

Plenary presentations:
Dr Bruce Rumbold 
Dr Fiona Gardner 
Dr John Fisher 
Dr Sandy Leggat 

Table Group Presentations: 
Mindfulness Meditation Groups in Residential Aged Care and its relevance to Spiritual Growth and Wellbeing
Ms Beate Steller
Finding North without the Magnet
Kay Job 
Psalm 71 and the Older Woman: Reframing understanding
Michelle Eastwood 
How to identify and respond to the spiritual darkness of people within their Gethsemane and final hours of life 
Rachael King 
Chaplains' Support of Staff 
Carl Aiken
An exploration into the contribution of pastoral/spiritual care to the wellbeing of clients with intellectual disability and their carers 
Winsome Thomas 

 8.45amRegistrations / Tea & Coffee
 9.00am Gather / Welcome 
Recap from last year 
- updates on what was identified 
- comment from Harriet Ziegler, SCA  
Valuable Techniques for Turning Theory in to Practice 
Dr John Fisher, Victoria University 
 10.15amTable Group Presentations 
 10.45amMorning Tea  
Research in the context of Policy & Advocacy
Dr Bruce Rumbold, La Trobe University  
 11.35amTable Group Presentations 
 12.05pmStretch Break  
Research Influencing Quality in Healthcare
Dr Sandy Leggat, La Trobe University  
 12.40pmTable Group Presentations  
 1.10pmLunch & Networking 
Research & Education 
Dr Fiona Gardner, La Trobe University 
 2.30pmTable Group Presentations 
Feedback / Discussion / Questions / Comments including how to get published
 3.35pmWhat Next?  
 3.55pm Thankyous and Evaluations  
 4pm Close