Helen Dick
Helen Dick

Project Title: A qualitative study of the religious and spiritual beliefs of direct care workers in a Residential Aged Care Facility in the face of death dying and suffering in the workplace

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Neil Pembroke

Bio: Rev. Helen Dick is currently Director of Mission for UnitingCare Health, following 5 years with BlueCare (the aged care arm of UnitingCare Queensland) on the Gold Coast. An ordained minister for 20 years Helen has worked in Presbyterian congregations in New Zealand, as well with Mission Australia Counselling Services in Sydney and the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Helen completed her MA in Aging and Pastoral Care in 2011 and her research into the effects of resident deaths on aged care staff has been published internationally. She has presented at conferences in Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

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