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SHV CEO, Cheryl Holmes OAM, presents papers at two conferences in Europe

Date Posted: 04-Jul-2018

During June Cheryl presented papers at two conferences in Europe. The first conference was the European Network for Health Care Chaplaincy (ENHCC) and was held in Blankenberge, Belgium 15-19 June. 68 participants from across Europe gathered for this consultation on Nurturing Spirituality of Health Care Chaplaincy. As one of the three key note presenters Cheryl presented a paper on Finding Our Place: Spiritual Care in Australian Healthcare. There were a range of presentations over the four days that provided insight into the similarities and differences across European countries. Prior to the conference Cheryl also attended the second meeting of the European Research Institute for Chaplaincy in Healthcare’s Innovation & Development Forum. There is great collaboration across Europe on research development of the Patient Reported Outcome Measures for spiritual care and also some exciting work in the Netherlands extending research using Case Studies and observable outcomes.  
On 20-21 June Cheryl attended the 4th International Spirituality & Healthcare Conference held in Dublin. The Dublin conference was organised by Trinity College School of Nursing and Midwifery. It was a multi-disciplinary event with nurses, psychologists, healthcare chaplains and other allied health disciplines in attendance. Lindsay Carey from La Trobe University was one of the key note presenters on Spiritual Care & Moral Injury. Cheryl presented a concurrent session Towards National Consensus on the outcomes of our national survey and national consensus conference. 
The Dublin conference concluded with the launch of Dr Lindsay Carey’s book Spiritual Care for Allied Health Practice: A Person-centered Approach. The book, edited by Lindsay B. Carey and Bernice A. Mathisen with foreword by Harold Koenig, was formally launched by Dr Wilfred McSherry from Staffordshire University in the UK and is now available. 

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