On 20 April, Hospivision and CATHCA collaborated in conducting a training workshop on “Spiritual Care and Counselling for the Sick and Hospital Ministry” for the Catholic Health facility members of the kingdom of Eswatini where 29 participants were in attendance. Participants found the training very enriching and empowering. Some of the topics covered in the workshop were:
  • The goal of pastoral care according to the Bible
  • Exploring illness, its impact and reactions to it
  • Basic counselling, listening and empathy skills
  • What is spirituality in health care?
  • A  Biblical model for understanding a person in crisis
  • Spiritual needs of people with terminal illnesses
  • God, illness and healing
  • The uses of scripture and prayer in pastoral care
  • Focussed pastoral care