Popular lecture series comes to Stafford

"We're really proud of our specialist health education facilities here in Stafford and see this as a great way of connecting with the Stafford community on a topic which touches all of our lives to some degree."

Dr Ann Ewens, Dean of the School of Health and Social Care

Staffordshire University is bringing its popular series of free talks to Stafford this month.

Wilf McSherry, Professor in Nursing, will share his research into spirituality and spiritual care at the University's Centre of Excellence in Healthcare Education at Blackheath Lane on Thursday 22 February.

“I have worked in nursing and healthcare for more than 30 years and will draw on my experience to reflect on our understanding of the word 'spirituality'.” Professor McSherry explained.

“There is a lot of debate about what spirituality means - is it just relevant to those who have religious beliefs or can anyone be spiritual? What else differentiates us from other matter and animal species?

“This event is for anyone wants to learn more about what it means to be spiritual and better understand how spirituality is relevant to their own lives.”

The interactive talk 'Understanding the Human Spirit' will also touch on Professor McSherry's EU project research which looks at incorporating spirituality into nurse training and development.

Dean of the School of Health and Social Care Dr Ann Ewens added: “We're really proud of our specialist health education facilities here in Stafford and see this as a great way of connecting with the Stafford community on a topic which touches all of our lives to some degree.

“We hope this will be the first of many public facing events and encourage anyone interested to come and join us for complimentary refreshments and stimulating conversation.”

'Understanding the Human Spirit' takes place at 5.30pm on Thursday 22 February 2018 at Dudley's Café at the Centre of Excellence in Healthcare Education, ST18 0YB.

Email comms@staffs.ac.uk or call 01782 295860 for more information or to book your free place. Free parking available.

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