Chair of Euro Committee

The chair of Euro Committee

 A one day conference for student nurses, midwives and health professionals of all faiths.
Aims of the Conference:
  • Explore spiritual health needs primarily from a Christian perspective within a range of settings and circumstances.
  • Reflect on your own practice and resources to meet the spiritual needs of others.
  • Identify competencies for Spiritual Care.
Conference details:
The conference will be held on Friday 9 September 2005 from 9.30am to 4.00pm, at the University of Glamorgan's School of Care Sciences. A welcome reception will also be held on the evening of Thursday 8 September for conference attendees.
 
Registration
Registration commences at 9.30am on Friday 9 September 2005.
 
Welcome address
Exploring the Christian framework for spiritual care in Nursing, Midwifery and
the Care professions.

Key papers
A number of short key papers will be presented exploring the nature of spiritual care in different circumstances and conditions.

Reflective Workshops
An opportunity for students to share their experience of either giving spiritual care or their frustrations at not knowing quite what it means. An opportunity to reflect on how spiritual needs can be met and how we can equip ourselves to meet the spiritual needs of others.

Breaks
The morning break will be held at 11.15am and lunch will be from 12.45pm to 1.45pm. The afternoon break will be at 4.00pm at which light refreshments will be served. Refreshments are all fair trade products.
The afternoon break will mark the closure of the conference and will provide delegates with the opportunity to talk with speakers.

Welcome reception
A welcome reception has been organised for 6.00pm on Thursday 8 September, to allow all attendees to meet prior to the conference. The welcome reception is an informal event that will provide you with the opportunity to network with other conference attendees. The cost of the welcome reception event is included within the conference fee.

Social events and professional visits
On Thursday 8 September there will be the opportunity to visit a local hospital and/ or birthing centre and on Friday evening, a visit to Cardiff Bay has been arranged. Transport to these events will be free but you will need to purchase your own lunch on Thursday and evening meal on Friday. An optional boat trip around Cardiff Bay will cost approximately £5. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to take part in these events.

Venue
The University of Glamorgan is easily accessible, being just 20 minutes from Cardiff. Further information about travelling to the University will be supplied with your booking form or visit www.glam.ac.uk/visiting.

Accommodation
Accommodation is available at Glamorgan Halls of Residence at the cost of £20 per night / per person (this includes bed and breakfast).