Masterclass: What really matters at end of life?

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Spirituality & Wellbeing

The day is designed for health professionals, community and social care workers.

Cost: $190 (gst incl.)

What really matters at end of life? Spirituality & Wellbeing. Thursday 24 Oct 0830-1630 Home of Compassion, Rhine St, Island Bay, Wellington



A sense of belonging gives us strength and meaning.

Concept and consideration of how people want support at the end of life.

New Zealand is often called a ‘secular’ society where formal religion is not practiced, although people may see themselves as ‘spiritual’.

There is a growing body of evidence that explores this within a New Zealand context.  The Centre for Ageing and Spirituality in Auckland has led many symposia on this topic and research has been done through Richard Egan at the University of Otago, Dunedin.

This day explores the continuum of spiritual and secular beliefs; from formalised religion across cultures; Māori, Pasifika, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu and Christian traditions to the secular: atheists, agnostics, and explorers of mystery through other realms, such as mindfulness and meditation.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the day you should be able to:

  • Appreciate the diverse spectrum of spirituality and its changing meaning throughout life
  • Understand the difference between religion and spirituality
  • Have increased knowledge of Maori Spirituality
  • Consider how spirituality might be important at the end of life
  • Take a basic spiritual assessment