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Psychological, Social and Spiritual Care Research Special Interest Group

Group Chair:

Dr Barry Quinn, Queens University Belfast

Group Vice Chair:

Dr Niall Galligan, Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services

The Psychological, Social and Spiritual Care Research Special Interest Group held its first meeting online on 15 February 2024, and were delighted to have so many people from different backgrounds and places coming together to focus on this theme.  There was particularly strong representation from Voices4Care members, and the discussion highlighted the applied health research expertise amongst the group members.  Potential research ideas, resources and relevant events were shared – with the group emphasising approaches which were inclusive, and which supported integration of spiritual, psychological and social domains into clinical care.

The group will hold meetings of the wider membership every 6 weeks, with a smaller steering group meeting more frequently to advance the wider group’s objectives. Dates for these meetings will be publicised in AIIHPC newsletters, as well as being notified to group members. 

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