The seminars will last for 45 min and all participants will have the opportunity to join two seminars   

Seminar 1 – INTRApersonal Spirituality

Research on women’s lived experiences of their transition to motherhood and the role that spirituality plays in the process of transformation, report how the experiences of motherhood and spirituality mutually influence and intertwine, each other toward the development of an integrated identity as mother.

In this workshop INTRAPERSONAL spirituality (competence 1) is discussed to assist healthcare professionals’ journey with women their thoughts and feelings in their transition to becoming a mother.

Dr Josephine Attard

Head of Midwifery Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta

Seminar 2 – INTERpersonal Spirituality

Presenting the results and lessons from a study among children with chronic conditions in the Netherlands where alternative creative and social methods were used to shape the interpersonal competence (competence 2) and to explore the spiritual sensitivity of children without scientific concepts or normative religious vocabulary.

Dr. Aliza Damsma-Bakker

MScE, MScN. Senior lecturer in Nursing and researcher on spirituality in healthcare, both at the university of applied sciences Viaa, Zwolle (NL). Member of the EPICC network-steering group.

Seminar 3 –

Spiritual care: assessment and planning

In this workshop on EPICC competence 3 (assessment), you will learn why, when, and how to assess spiritual needs and resources and plan spiritual care, maintaining confidentiality and obtaining informed consent at the end of life.

University Professor Dr. Piret PAAL

Institute of Palliative Care, Paracelsus Medical University.

Salzburg, Austria 

Seminar 4 –

Spiritual care: Intervention and evaluation

In this seminar, participants will be able to discuss a case: Mary, 50 years old, married, Catholic, with 5 children, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. She requires presence of the nurse and questions meaning in life. From the assessment of spiritual needs, through the diagnosis, the focus will be providing compassionate care, recognizing personal limitations and referral (competence 4).

Dr. Sílvia Caldeira

PhD, MSc, PGDip, RN, Associate Professor, Institute of Health Sciences, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon.