Integrating Spirituality into Palliative Care: From Diagnosis to Reflection

Event Date: Wednesday 23 May, 2018
Venue:Boulevard Centre, 99 The Boulevard, Floreat
Cost:$95 (inc GST)
Target Audience:Doctors, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Allied Health professionals, Facility Managers, Pastoral Care, Aboriginal Health Workers
Registration information:Registration is essential as places are limited. Register online at
Contact Details:Phone Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE) on 9382 9300 or email


Integrating Spiritual Care into Clinical Care: A Whole Person Model of Care

  • Describe the role of spirituality in the care of patients 
  • Discuss the evidence for spirituality in health care
  • Define spirituality 
  • Review current models of spiritual care 
  • Appreciate the roles of different health care team members in providing spiritual care 

Communication Skills for Spiritual Assessment 

  • Demonstrate different ways to communicate with patients about their spirituality
  • Differentiate spiritual screening, history and assessment
  • Utilize the FICA tool in taking a Spiritual History
  • Discuss communication strategies for eliciting spiritual issues

Spirituality: An Antidote to Burnout?

  • Reflect on the role of your spirituality in your Personal and Professional development 
  • Discuss what factors contribute to clinician burnout
  • Discuss the role of spiritual practices in self care
  • Reflect on ways you can integrate spiritual or other practices into your life

Extended interview with Dr Puchalski -

Medical Conference 2017 -

Interprofessional Spiritual Care Education Curriculum (ISPEC)
Presented by: Dr Christina Puchalski MD, MS, FACP, FAAHPM. Founder and Director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) and Professor of Medicine at George Washington University

Information and Online Registraton: For more information and to register please see the Integrating Spirituality into Palliative Care: From Diagnosis to Reflection flyer (137kb). Complete registration online at

Enquiries: please email or phone 9382 9300.

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