Care and Compassion in Healthcare: Does Spirituality Have a Role?

Please note that this conference has now been cancelled.

Care and Compassion in HealthcareLast year’s Francis Report shows just how lost patients are amidst demands for financial control, corporate governance, commissioning and regulatory systems. How did this happen and what can be done?

Sarum College in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close is the venue for a conference that aims to move beyond a moan about “what is” to “what might be” and examines healthcare issues as part of a wider societal context. Participants can expect to assess their existing practice and to extend their thinking beyond guidelines and routine compliance, to engage with patients more effectively.

Organised by The Journal of Hospital Medicine and MA Healthcare Ltd, the conference begins on April 27 by asking the question: Is the healthcare crisis part of a bigger spiritual crisis?

This discussion will be led by the Reverend Professor Stephen Wright, Honorary Fellow, University of Cumbria, Editorial Advisor & Journalist, Nursing Standard, Spirituality Director, Sacred Space Foundation and Dr Larry Day, Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow, Faculty Medicine, University of Southampton.

On Monday April 28, there will be a debate on spirituality and healthcare with experts representing variety of perspectives. The panel will include Dame Sarah Mullally, former NHS Chief Nursing Officer and Canon Treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral; Richard Rawlins, Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon and member of the Secular Medical Forum; and, Professor Alex Gardner, Psychologist and advisor to the Rainbow Valley Cancer Care Charity.

Afternoon workshops on aspects of care and compassion, including deep listening and changing attitudes, will follow. The conference ends at 4.15.

Click to download the leaflet and booking form or visit the MA Healthcare Events website for further details.

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