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Faith in Health and Social Care Conference

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Faith in Health and Social Care Conference

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Location: Heythrop College

On the 1 November 2014, the Network of Catholics in Health and Social Care is holding a one-day conference for healthcare professionals. The conference asks the question: Health and Social Care Staff: Good Samaritans for the 21st century?  The two keynote speakers are Rev Dr Gerry Arbuckle SM and Rev Dr James Hanvey SJ.

Who should attend?

We'd encourage the following to attend:
Doctors, nurses, professions allied to medicine, Social Care Directors, Registered Managers, practitioners and regulators for all fields along with Healthcare Chaplains and interested clergy.

Keynote speakers

Rev Dr Gerry Arbuckle SM
Gerald Arbuckle, SM, Ph.D., is a Cambridge University graduate in social anthropology and an award-winning author in applying anthropology to pastoral issues. A former member of the Independent Panel to oversee the reform of the public health system in NSW, Australia, he is a consultant to Catholic healthcare systems in USA, Canada, and Australia, on ways to maintain Catholic values. Following research into the UK National Health Service, he delivered the Martin D'Arcy, SJ, and Lectures at Oxford University in 2011 on the crisis of values in health services. Among his books are ‘Humanizing Healthcare Reforms’ and ‘Catholic Identity or Identities? Refounding Ministries in Chaotic Times’.

Rev Dr James Hanvey SJ
Dr Hanvey is Master of Campion Hall, Oxford and a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion. His particular research and teaching interests are in the areas of Trinitarian Theology, Pneumatology, Ecclesiology and Catholic Social Thought as well as Ignatian Spirituality. Two recent publications to which he has contributed are Understanding Human Dignity, ed. Prof. Christopher McCrudden, OUP (2013) and The Second Vatican Council: Celebrating its Achievements and its Future, ed. Gavin D’Costa, T & T Clark (2013). He is currently writing on Catholic Social Thought, a theology of Healthcare (collected essays) and Pneumatology. Cf. essays in America

Bookings and costs

The cost for attending is £35 (student rate £5 with student ID).  To make your booking, please visit: to download a registration form.

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