The TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery’s Spirituality Research and Innovation Group(SRIG) are pleased to announce a public lecture.


Spiritual care in the health service: still relevant and realistic?

Presented by Dr Linda Ross, Reader in Spirituality & Healthcare at the University of South Wales

This paper will question whether spiritual care, which has historically been an integral part of healthcare, is still relevant today. This will be achieved by looking at what consumers want and by looking at what the healthcare policies which shape our health services and the ethical codes/educational guidelines which shape the people delivering these services, have to say about that.


Dr Linda Ross is a Reader in Spirituality & Healthcare at the University of South Wales. Her PhD in 1992 was the first 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’ (Cobb, Rumbold & Puchalski, 2012) and ‘Spiritual Assessment in Healthcare Practice (McSherry & Ross, 2010). For the last 30 years such has led numerous research studies on spiritual care in both nursing practice and nurse education, as well as leading training workshops and seminars for healthcare staff internationally.


Date: Thursday 22 March 2018
Time:  2pm-4pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 2.57,  School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin


This lecture is offered free of charge however pre-booking is advisable:


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