Spiritual Health Awareness Week (SHAW) provides an opportunity to recognize the value and dedication of spiritual and religious service providers of all faiths who work in specialized settings such as, hospitals, long-term care facilities, mental health centres and correctional facilities.
While the world grapples with the unfolding Covid-19 crisis, we as faith communities need to begin by acknowledging the tremendous work of frontline workers, by having compassionate empathy for the hardship that our communities are facing, and by looking forward to advice and wisdom of leaders and planners thinking of post Covid-19.
Below are a few links to interesting podcasts and articles to view and read.
David Freudberg The Spiritual Podcast
Follow the Evidence – Spiritual Care in Health Care
Summary: Spiritual Care is increasingly integral within the provision of healthcare. As with every other aspect of health care, spiritual care providers have growing, evidence-based support for their work. This paper presents the evidence as it relates to spiritual care terminology, structure, paradigm, scope of practice and outcomes, specifically within the context of healthcare within the USA.