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What is Spiritual Care? Nursing

January 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Join us for the What Is Spiritual Care? Medicine Nursing on Tuesday, January 26, at 12:00 pm. This is part of the International Association for Spiritual Care (IASC) five-part webinars series, exploring what spiritual care looks like through the lens of different professions. Each will begin at 12:00 pm Eastern (New York) time (GMT -5) and will run approximately 1 hour and 45 min.

January 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET What Is Spiritual Care? Nursing

Moderator: Claudia Kohli Reichenbach, PhD (Universität Bern/ Institut für Praktische Theologie, Switzerland)
Panelists: Linda A. Ross, BA Nursing, PhD, RGN, FHEA
Wilfred McSherry, PhD, FRCN
Maya Zumstein-Shaha, PhD, RN, FAAN

Registration is required for live participation in the webinar. There is a $25 fee to attend each webinar. Register for all five, and receive a discount. All webinars will also be livestreamed and recordings will be made available after each livestream on the IASC Facebook page.

For more information on the rest of the webinars, click here.

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Linda A. Ross, BA Nursing, PhD, RGN, FHEA

Dr. Linda A. Ross is a Professor of Nursing (specialising in spirituality) at the University of South Wales. Her PhD in 1992 was the first in Europe to explore nurses’ perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care which she published as a book in 1997. She has published extensively on the subject of spirituality, contributing to numerous texts such as the ‘Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare’ (2012) and ‘Spiritual Assessment in Healthcare Practice’ (2010). She contributed to the Royal College of Nursing’s ‘Spirituality in Nursing Care’ educational resources, and to the spiritual care guidance which accompanies the Welsh Government’s Health and Care Standards (2015). She is a founding member and Membership Secretary for the International Network for the Study of Spirituality (formerly BASS) and an Executive Editor for the Society’s affiliated journal ‘Journal for the Study of Spirituality’. She co-led (with 5 other partners) an Erasmus funded 3 year project to establish best practice in spiritual care nurse education across Europe (www.epicc-project.eu).

Wilfred McSherry, PhD,  FRCN

Dr. Wilfred McSherry  is professor of nursing, Staffordshire University and University of Hospitals of North Midlands, Stafford, England. I graduate from the University of Hull in 1992 with a Bachelor Science (Hons) Nursing Sciences. After graduating I worked for several years within clinical practice in a range of nursing specialties, including medicine, gastroenterology, palliative care and care of the older person. In 1996 I moved into Higher Education taking up post as a Lecturer in Adult Nursing at Dumfries Campus part of Bell College Hamilton. I have held a number of lecturing posts prior to being promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2001. While working at the University of Hull, along with colleagues we set up the Centre for Spirituality Studies which I directed until talking up this position in August 2008. My career in nursing continues to involve a combination of practice, education and research.

Maya Zumstein-Shaha, PhD, RN, FAAN

As faculty in nursing science, Dr. Zumstein-Shaha is an expert in Advanced Practice Nursing and Philosophy of Science. She is Adjunct Head of the Master of Science in Nursing Program of the Bern University of Applied Sciences, Department of Health. In her research, she focuses on the implementation and evaluation of Advanced Practice Nurses’ roles in primary care, the ongoing development of her nursing theory entitled “The Omnipresence of Cancer” and psychosocial aspects of cancer, particularly spirituality and spiritual care as well as ethical challenges in nursing.