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Spiritual Care Series Introduction COURSE

How is spirituality different to religion? What is spiritual care? How can we care for another’s spirituality? What does spiritual care mean to those providing it ? to older people receiving it? And for organisations funding it? All those questions are answered in this 30 min program Introduction.

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About the speakers

Broadcaster and Aged Care Presenter, Leigh Hatcher is the host and facilitator of the series. Prof John Swinton has been the expert advisor for the project.

ROSS WAKELEY

ROSS WAKELEY

SPECIAL GUEST

Ross has worked as a school teacher, pastor, parachurch leader and during the past 15 years, he’s led teams of people to Mexico, Philippines and Cambodia, where they’ve done practical projects to assist the poor.Ross moved into full-time chaplaincy in 2009 with BaptistCare. He was the Chaplain in Kariong Juvenile Correctional Centre; the only NSW maximum-security prison for teen guys aged 16-20. Ross spent further years as a Chaplain with BaptistCare’s Home Services – supporting young carers, their families and seniors across western Sydney. Since May 2015, Ross has been the leader of the Volunteer Pastoral Care program for BaptistCare. Ross & his colleague Marcelle Zikmann developed the Volunteer Pastoral Care course that has been rolled out in twelve locations around NSW. At the request of the Aged Care Channel and following agreement with BaptistCare, Ross & Marcelle partnered to develop the written materials for the new national Spiritual Care Series, to be launched in late June 2017. Ross Wakeley is married to Jan (42 years) and has two adult daughters, now in their mid-30’s. Ross and Jan have a 16-year-old granddaughter.
LEIGH HATCHER

LEIGH HATCHER

HOST

Leigh Hatcher is one of Australia’s most respected and experienced broadcast journalists.He’s had a career of 40+ years in radio and television.Leigh has a deep and intimate knowledge of Australian politics, having worked in the Canberra press gallery. He worked at the Seven Network in a range of capacities, including Canberra correspondent, Chief Olympic correspondent and European correspondent, based in London.Leigh was also a senior presenter at Sky News for 13 years, as it led the whole emergence of ‘the 24-hour news cycle’.For the last three years he has worked on ‘the other side’ of media as Director of Public Affairs, and senior consultant for HammondCare.He has authored 3 books including the Australian best-seller, ‘I’m Not Crazy, I’m Just a Little Unwell’.
REV PROF JOHN SWINTON

REV PROF JOHN SWINTON

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT

Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care. (Personal chair). Honorary Professor of Nursing, Centre for Advanced Studies in Nursing, University of Aberdeen. Professor John Swinton is a world-renowned expert in dementia and meaningful ageing, and the founder of the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Spirituality, Health And Disability. Professor John Swinton is also a registered nurse for people with learning disabilities and a registered mental health nurse.
ILSA HAMPTON

ILSA HAMPTON

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT

Ilsa Hampton, MPH, BA, BTheol, GradCertMgt, GradDipEd, is CEO of Meaningful Ageing Australia, the lead agency on the National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care. Ilsa has extensive experience in the strategic integration of pastoral and spiritual care in aged care. Prior to joining Meaningful Ageing Australia Ilsa served on the board from its inauguration in 2013; and on the board of Spiritual Care Australia from 2010-2011. Ilsa worked for eight years at aged and community services organisation Baptcare (Victoria and Tasmania) in a number of senior roles including general management and strategic projects; and held various sector positions such as Chair of the multi-faith Diploma of Pastoral Care and Ageing Committee, and Chair of Spiritual Health Victoria’s Aged Care Advisory Group. From 2002, Ilsa has also worked as an accredited supervisor in Clinical Pastoral Education in various locations around Melbourne; building on ten years of experience as a spiritual care practitioner in a wide range of settings including acute health, education, disability and housing services. Ilsa had a parallel career in teaching prior to moving into management positions. With a long-standing interest in everyday spirituality, Ilsa is overseeing a significant increase in profile for the place of spiritual care in aged care in Australia.