Cork CPE supervisor contributes chapter to new book on Paediatric Chaplaincy

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Cork CPE supervisor contributes chapter to new book on Paediatric Chaplaincy

On Thursday 7 June at Birmingham Children’s Hospital a new paediatric chaplaincy book “Paediatric Chaplaincy: principles, practices and skills” was formally launched as part of the annual conference of the Paediatric Chaplaincy Network of Great Britain and Ireland. This exciting new book edited by Paul Nash, Mark Bartel and Sally Nash draws the expertise of healthcare chaplains from around the world and different faith traditions to highlight best practice and skills for chaplains working with neonates, infants, children, young people and their families.

Daniel Nuzum who is a CPE supervisor at the Cork University Hospital CPE Centre contributed a chapter to this new volume on ministry amongst neonatal patients and those who cannot speak. Daniel drawing on his experience as a healthcare chaplain at Cork University Maternity Hospital sets out innovative ways to provide meaningful pastoral care for babies and their families in the neonatal period.

The Rev’d George Handzo (Research & Quality, Healthcare Chaplaincy Network, USA) describes this new book as the ‘now go-to teaching text and reference work in the field’.

Speaking at the launch Daniel said “As a CPE supervisor and practising chaplain and researcher involved in the education of future healthcare chaplains it was wonderful to be able to draw on the experiences of pastoral care from a world-class multidisciplinary team at Cork University Hospital and Cork University Maternity Hospital and to contribute to pastoral education and care in an international context.”

The book is available from Jessica Kingsley Publishers https://www.jkp.com/uk/paediatric-chaplaincy-2.html

Mutual Agreemenbt between ACPE(Ireland) and CASC

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ACPE (Ireland) Ltd together with CASC (Canadian Association for Spiritual Care) formally signed an Agreement of Reciprocity at the recent Annual CASC Conference at Deerhurst Resort, Ontario on 25th April. President of CASC Rev Elaine Nagy and Chairperson of ACPE(Ireland) Rev Bruce Pierce signed this innovative agreement on behalf of their respective bodies. The agreement acknowledges the full mutual recognition of CPE Programmes and CPE Supervisory status. The journey to this important event took four years and it was celebrated with delight by both bodies. Gratitude is due Rev Dr Neil Elford and Kim Bustard (CASC) together with Aileen Walsh and Rev Pierce ACPE (Ireland)

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ACPE(Ireland) joins a number of American professional bodies holding similar relationship with CASC and this was acknowledged in the presence of the Chairpersons of the following bodies: Elaine Nagy (CASC), Ron Oliver (Association of Professional Chaplains), Sandra Katz (Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains), Mary T O’Neill (National Association of Catholic Chaplains) as well as Clare Bamberg (AAPC) and Bruce Pierce (ACPE Ireland)

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‘An introduction to Clinical Pastoral Education for Healthcare ‘ at UCC

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‘An introduction to clinical Pastoral Education for Healthcare Professionals’ is a new CPD offering designed by ACPE (Ireland) Ltd and run in conjunction with the College of Medicine and Health at University College Cork and the Department of Clinical Pastoral Education at Cork University Hospital. This 10 week module draws on the principles of adult transformative learning and is designed to introduce multidisciplinary healthcare professionals to spiritual care, communication, self-awareness, reflective practice and self-care.

The first group of participants completed the fully-subscribed course on 28 March and included the disciples of nursing, midwifery, medicine and social care. The programme was delivered by CPE supervisors Dr Daniel Nuzum and the Rev’d Bruce Pierce and was awarded 30 CPD points from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and 30 CUE points from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

Registration for the next programme will be opening soon. Further information is available from the Centre for Continuing Professional Development at UCC cpd@ucc.ie

Graduation Ceremony Northridge House, Cork 21st March

Northridge House Education and Research Centre hosted a Ceremony of Presenting CPE Certificates on Wednesday 21st March following its Annual Programme. Six students completed the programme and travelled widely from Dublin, Waterford, Kerry and Cork. In the unavoidable absence of the President of St Luke’s Charity, Dr Paul Colton (Bishop of Cork Cloyne and Ross) the CEO of the Charity Mr David O’Brien together with CEO of Cork University Hospital Mr Tony McNamara presented the Certificates.
Those in attendance included family members of the students, mentors from placement sites,lecturers and staff from St. Luke’s Home.

Gratitude was expressed by the Supervisor Revd. Bruce Pierce for the on-going support of the Charity to the programme which is viewed as part of the Outreach Programme. Mr O’Brien celebrated the on-going relationship with Cork University Hospital as exemplified by the presence of the CEO Mr McNamara, chaplains and CPE Supervisor Rev. Dr. Daniel Nuzum. Mr Namara closed the ceremony with an inspiring message of the centrality of Hope within the Healthcare Settinga

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Rev. Bruce Pierce (Supervisor), Rev Terry Lilburn (Dublin), Fr. Dick Dowling (Cork)
Rev. Cathy Hallissey (Dublin), Rev. Dr. Christine O’Dowd Smyth (Waterford) , Emer O’Leary (Cork), Liz Counihan (Cork)

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Students with their mentors, lecturers, staff of St. Luke’s Home , CEO David O’Brien and CEO (CUH) MR Tony McNamara

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CEO David O’Brien, St. Luke’s Charity Cork