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Cultural and Spiritual Considerations in ACP

Cultural and Spiritual Considerations in ACP

Cultural and Spiritual Considerations in ACP

David Mitchell
David Mitchell
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 09 Aug 2018
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Last updated: 31 Aug 2018

Reference: 191723

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This session considers individual, cultural and spiritual care influences within the context of advance care planning (ACP).


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Discuss the person-centred approach and its relevance to advance care planning (ACP)
• Describe the role of cultural and spiritual factors within the ACP process
• Reflect upon your own core values and how they may impact on how you might interact with patients who have very different wishes and preferences
• Analyse case studies which illustrate the influence of personal, spiritual and cultural factors in ACP
• Discuss the contribution of the multidisciplinary team in highlighting patients’ personal, cultural and spiritual needs
David Mitchell

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David Mitchell
on behalf of Health Education England

David Mitchell is Programme Leader for Healthcare Chaplaincy and university teacher in Palliative Care in the Department of Nursing & Healthcare of the University of Glasgow.

Following ten years as parish minister with the Church of Scotland he became chaplain at the Marie Curie Hospice, Glasgow, then lecturer in palliative care. Working with NHS Education for Scotland and the University of Glasgow he developed Scotland’s first postgraduate qualification for healthcare chaplaincy and returned to parish ministry and teaching with the University in 2006.

He has a particular interest in multidisciplinary education and in developing spiritual and religious care in healthcare. He has contributed to working parties on clinical standards for palliative care, standards for NHS chaplaincy services, and spiritual and Religious care capabilities and competences for healthcare chaplains: the latter developed as a postgraduate certificate in healthcare chaplaincy and integrated into the University of Glasgow’s MSc. in Healthcare programme.

David is a former editor and now consulting editor of the Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy and is a registered chaplain, board member and honorary treasurer of the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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