Why does spirituality matter in person-centred care?

The EPICC Network (Enhancing Nurses' and Midwives' Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovation Education and Compassionate Care) Conference is scheduled to take place on 7th-9th May 2025 at the Ƶ of Worcester, UK.

 

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The chosen theme is "why does spirituality matter in person-centred care? Evolving expertise through research and discussion". The aim of this conference is to support the delivery of holistic person-centred care, using a multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach to enhance the person's experience.

Join us for what promises to be a conference full of new insights and stimulating discussions.

Please see the conference flyer for more information.

Speakers to be announced soon.

To book or express interest, please contact Jo Fleet by emailing j.fleet@worc.ac.uk.

Check if you need a UK visa on the .

 

Target audience

7th May 2025

For individuals with a research background/ interest, there is a Pre-conference workshop for researchers.

8-9th May 2025

The main conference is open to all student/ non-student healthcare providers at both undergraduate and post graduate levels interested in focusing upon Why does spirituality matter in person-centred care?

Submit an abstract

As part of person-centred care, nurses and midwives are required to address personal and spiritual beliefs. The EPICC Network welcomes proposals for submissions from all people who are interested in spiritual care. We want to hear the perspectives of students, service users and carers, professionals, researchers and educators. We hope through sharing these perspectives, we can improve experiences of person-centred spiritual care.

What to include in your abstract:

Content

Does the abstract demonstrate a coherent objective and demonstrate a clear presentation idea? Share your experiences and evidence of spiritual care in clinical practice or education.

Interest

Is the abstract relevant to the conference and will it be of interest to the conference audience?

  • Word limit: Maximum length is 300 words.
  • Language: English.
  • Deadline for submission: 6th December 2024

Your abstract will be considered by the committee reviewers.

  • Acceptance notification date: 13st January 2025
  • Contact for enquiries: Joanne Fleet. Email: j.fleet@worc.ac.uk
  • Please submit your abstract via our .

Posters will be published on the EPICC website and the Ƶ of Worcester EPICC conference website.

All abstract presenters will be required to book a conference place at the early bird rate.

Poster presenters are requested to be present during the poster walk at the conference.

Accommodation

There are various places to stay in Worcester. Some options are listed below:

Registration and fees

Pre Conference – 7 May 2025

  • Standard Rate (Early bird): £75.00
  • Student Rate (Early bird): £37.50
  • Standard Rate: £90.00
  • Student Rate: £60.00
  • Speakers: £63.75

2 day conference – 8 & 9 May 2025

  • Standard Rate (Early bird): £187.50
  • Student Rate (Early bird): £75.00
  • Standard Rate: £225.00
  • Student Rate: £120.00
  • Speakers: £135

Evening Meal – 8 May 2025: £15

The early bird rate will end at 4pm on 31 January 2025.

Booking link to follow.

Terms and conditions/Cancellation policy for conferences and events

  1. If a delegate is unable to attend an event for any reason they may substitute, by arrangement with the event administrator, someone else from the same institute/organisation.
  2. If a delegate is unable to attend, and is not in a position to transfer his/her place to another person, the following refund arrangements apply:
    • Bookings cancelled more than 30 days before the event will receive a full refund.
    • Bookings cancelled less than 30 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund.
  3. Cancellations made by delegates after a failed visa application will be refunded in full upon receipt of evidence of the visa refusal.

 

Refunds will be made in the following ways:   

  • For payments received by credit or debit cards, the same credit/debit card will be refunded.
  • For all other payments, a bank transfer will be made to the payee nominated account. 

Event cancellation   

We will do our best to ensure that the event goes ahead, but we reserve the right to cancel at any time. If we do so (other than for reasons outside of our control), we will refund your event fee in full but will have no further liabilities to you. In particular we will not meet the costs of any pre-booked travel or external accommodation. Therefore, we would advise against booking nonrefundable travel or accommodation.

EPICC Conference dinner

  • Date: 8 May 2025
  • Time: 17.30 – 19.30
  • Venue: Campus Canteen

Menu

Main course

Choice of one of the following:

  • Freshly battered fish, chips and peas
  • Homemade vegan ‘chicken’ and mushroom pie, chips and peas
Dessert
  • Eton mess

Travelling to the Ƶ of Worcester

View the address for: Ƶ of Worcester, St John's Campus.

EPICC Network

If you'd like to know more about EPICC, please look at the .

 

Visiting Worcester

Worcester has a wide range of things to do and see, from historical sites such as the Cathedral and Commandary, to walks along the River Severn or up the Malvern Hills.

Find out more about what you can do in Worcester.