These days I describe myself as Spiritually Independent. Although ordained an Anglican priest I now have no formal ties to any church or religion. Even so, I live a soulful life embracing wisdom from the sciences, religions, arts, humanities and popular culture.
I am the Spiritual Care Coordinator at MidCentral DHB in Palmerston North, New Zealand. My role is to ensure that compassionate spiritual care is embedded into the health system and that we develop a vibrant, professional service that meets the needs of a changing market.
It's a diverse role moving from offering one on one compassionate listening to patients, families whanau and staff, through working on health task groups, to teaching courses about spirituality and compassion. Alongside that I write, speak and advise about spirituality, the art of how we make meaning.
My previous experience in health promotion, public health and change management, along with school, military and hospital chaplaincy offer rich background for this challenging task.
This all contributes to the rich challenge of how to live compassionately into the vulnerability of mortality.
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