2017 National Consensus Conference 1 - 2 June
Date Posted: 14-Jun-2017
Enhancing Quality & Safety: Spiritual Care in Health
Over 60 participants gathered last week from across Australia to talk about spiritual care in health and to work towards a national strategy. Representing universities, health practitioners/managers, Government health departments, faith representatives, spiritual care practitioners, national organisations and peak bodies, participants created a stimulating and energised conversation expertly facilitated by Dr Norman Swan. The results of an Australia-wide survey were presented and presentations were heard from many respected experts including Dr Stephen Duckett, Grattan Institute, Dr Victoria Atkinson, St Vincent's Health Australia and Dr Simon Longstaff, The Ethics Centre. This was a landmark Australian event seeking to influence hospitals to be places of healing and compassion for patients and staff. Outcomes from the conference are currently being collated and will be reported in the coming weeks.