This research is to investigate the inaugural National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care.

Meaningful Ageing Australia partnered with the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) and Spiritual Health Victoria (SHV) in 2016 to develop the
National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care.
These Guidelines are a world first and have the ability to enable aged care providers to better incorporate spiritual care into aged care services across all levels of an organisation.

As such, responses from people working in varying roles throughout the sector are valued.
The entire survey should take less than 10 minutes, including reading through this participant information.

All data collected will be stored securely on a La Trobe University server, in a password controlled file, only accessible by the researcher. Following completion of the study, responses will be destroyed safely.

 Do I have to participate?

Being part of this study is voluntary. If you want to be part of the study we ask that you read the information below carefully.

You can read the information below and decide at the end if you do not want to participate. If you decide not to participate this won’t affect your relationship with La Trobe University or any other listed organisation.

 What will I be asked to do?

If you want to take part in this study, we will ask you to complete an online survey and if you wish, provide your contact details to participate in a focus group or interview to elicit further understanding of your ability to provide spiritual care. It will take 10 minutes of your time to be part of this initial survey.

 What are the risks?

With any study there are (1) risks we know about, (2) risks we don’t know about, and (3) risks we don’t expect. If you experience something that you aren’t sure about, please contact the researchers immediately so we can discuss the best way to manage your concerns.

Participants may encounter some emotional reaction when discussing their work practices with regard to spirituality. It is not anticipated that this will occur in the survey phase of data collection, but some emotional reactions may occur during a focus group or interview situation when more personal experiential information is being sought.

We have included this information to help you decide if you want to be part of the study.

 What will happen to information about me?

By clicking on the ‘I agree, start survey’ button, this tells us you want to take part in the study. We will collect and store information about you in ways that will not reveal who you are. This means you cannot be identified in any type of publication from this study.

We will keep your information for 5 years after the project is completed. After this time we will destroy all of your data.

 What if I have a complaint?

If you have a complaint about any part of this study, please contact:

Senior Research Ethics Officer
+61 3 9479 1443
Ethics Reference Number: HEC18090

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* 1. I am over 18 years of age and consent to participating in this survey