Spiritual care and spiritual poverty in aged care: an investigation into current models of spiritual care in high and low care residential aged care facilities and implications

24 October 2005

By Joanne Hall and Pia Sim, 2005

This report identifies current models and practices of spiritual care in a range of high anfd low-care aged care settings in Melbourne, and considers the implications for best practice in intentional, integrated and wholistic spiritual care.


It seeks to inform practice within the BSL facilities and to share learnings with other participating organisations and the wider aged care sector.

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