Spiritual Care Matters
Supporting staff and volunteers working in care homes, health and other care settings support the spiritual needs of older people
Spiritual Care Matters consists of two online learning courses designed to promote, recognise, respect and support the spiritual well-being of older people. The course is an introduction to spiritual care, exploring how spiritual care is defined, what it means in practice and why it matters.
Who is it for?
The Spiritual Care Matters series of courses is for all staff and volunteers working in care homes, health and other care settings. People who will be interested in the course include care assistants, health care staff, home care visitors, activity coordinators, catering staff, administrative staff, carers and anyone with a role in supporting older people. You can participate either as an individual or as a group through your care home, health team or organisation.
Listening and learning from the course podcasts. Each course involves five half-hour ‘lessons’ that you receive in a daily email. You can access the course through a laptop, computer, tablet, smart phone. You’ll need an internet connection to receive the daily emails and podcasts.
All we need is your name and email address. Simply choose your course below, and click the relevant button to sign up.
Add an Open Badge to your Continuing Professional Development
Both courses use Scottish Social Services Council Open Badges to recognise learning for ongoing staff development and provide important evidence of learning for registration. Upon completion, you can submit your evidence through the SSSC website to earn the badge. It’s ideal to include on your CV, to boost your work portfolio or to advance your PDP. Click Open Badge to register for a badge with the SSSC
Spiritual Care Matters was developed by Faith in Older People and is based on the publication Spiritual Care Matters – An Introductory Resource for all NHS Scotland Staff (NHS Education Scotland, 2007). For more information, contact: Maureen O’Neill, Director, Tel: 0131 346 7981, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org