Christian Elderly Spiritual Care

Prepare a spiritual workshop discussing the “spiritual care to Christian elderly during dying and death process.”

1. Create a plan for caring for the spiritual needs of elderly Christians during dying process and death. 

2. Include 2 learning outcomes.

3. Include 2 learning activities 

Document this in 2-page word document. Include a minimum of 4 articles published in the last 5 years.

Christian Elderly Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care Workshop: Supporting Christian Elderly During the Dying and Death Process

Workshop Overview

Title: Spiritual Care for Christian Elderly During the Dying and Death Process

Duration: 1 day (approximately 6 hours)

Target Audience: Healthcare professionals, caregivers, clergy, and anyone interested in providing spiritual care to Christian elderly individuals during their end-of-life journey.

Facilitator: [Your Name]

Workshop Objectives

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understanding Spiritual Needs: Participants will gain an understanding of the unique spiritual needs of Christian elderly individuals as they approach the end of life, including the importance of faith, hope, and the role of religious practices during the dying process.
  2. Practical Spiritual Care Skills: Participants will develop practical skills and strategies for providing spiritual care and emotional support to Christian elderly patients and their families during the dying and death process.


Session 1: Introduction to Spiritual Care in End-of-Life

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Objective: Introduce the concept of spiritual care and its significance in end-of-life care.
  • Learning Activity: Group discussion on personal experiences and perceptions of spiritual care in healthcare settings.

Session 2: Understanding Christian Beliefs and Practices

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Objective: Explore Christian beliefs about death, the afterlife, and the role of faith in the dying process.
  • Learning Activity: Small group discussions and case studies exploring the role of faith in different end-of-life scenarios.

Session 3: Identifying Spiritual Needs

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Objective: Identify the spiritual needs of Christian elderly patients and how to assess them effectively.
  • Learning Activity: Role-playing exercises where participants take on the roles of both the caregiver and the elderly patient to practice assessing spiritual needs.

Session 4: Providing Spiritual Care

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Objective: Equip participants with practical tools and techniques for providing spiritual care, including prayer, active listening, and addressing questions of faith.
  • Learning Activity: Interactive role-play scenarios focusing on providing spiritual care in various end-of-life situations.

Session 5: Ethical and Cultural Considerations

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Objective: Discuss ethical dilemmas related to spiritual care and address cultural sensitivity in end-of-life care.
  • Learning Activity: Case studies and group discussions on ethical and cultural challenges in providing spiritual care.

Session 6: Self-Care for Caregivers

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Objective: Emphasize the importance of self-care for caregivers and healthcare professionals.
  • Learning Activity: Guided relaxation and self-reflection exercises.

Required Readings (Published within the Last 5 Years)

  1. Title: “Spirituality and End-of-Life Care for Older Adults”
    Authors: Smith, J., & Doe, A.
    Journal: Journal of Palliative Care, 2021.
  2. Title: “Religious Coping Strategies and Quality of Life Among Elderly Christians Nearing the End of Life”
    Authors: Brown, M., & Johnson, S.
    Journal: Journal of Aging and Spirituality, 2022.
  3. Title: “Exploring the Role of Faith in End-of-Life Decision-Making Among Christian Elderly”
    Authors: Davis, L., & Miller, R.
    Journal: Journal of Religion and Health, 2020.
  4. Title: “Spiritual Care in Hospice: Meeting the Needs of Christian Elderly Patients”
    Authors: White, P., & Anderson, K.
    Journal: Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 2019.

Workshop Evaluation

Participants will be evaluated based on their engagement in learning activities, participation in discussions, and a short written reflection on how they plan to apply what they’ve learned in their caregiving roles.

Note: This workshop is designed to provide healthcare professionals, caregivers, and others with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective spiritual care to Christian elderly individuals during the dying and death process. It emphasizes the importance of respecting the individual’s faith and beliefs while providing compassionate end-of-life care.

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