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This year's Selwyn Institute Conferences will be brought to you virtually via Zoom.

The Selwyn Institute Webinar Series


Recorded webinars:

What does the research inform us to do differently in our ‘every day practice’ with frail elders?

10 March 2021

Presented on the 10 March 2021 Professor Martin Connolly, a practicing Geriatrician at Waitemata District Health Board and his colleague Nurse Practitioner Dr Michal Boyd discussed key findings, and summarised the practice implications for Clinicians resulting from their internationally peer reviewed studies about statistically predictable outcomes on admission to age residential care; and the theoretical trajectories of functional decline prior to death. Paid access to this webinar is now available - find out more.

Spiritual strength: does it matter?

10 February 2021

The Selwyn Foundation presented the second in its series of innovative Ageing & Spirituality interactive webinars on 10 February 2021. Entitled ‘Spiritual strength: does it matter?’, it featured Reverend Caroline Leys, The Selwyn Foundation’s Director of Spiritual Care, and Professor Rod MacLeod, Clinical Advisor Hospice New Zealand, who discussed the five spiritual strengths – Meaning, Connection, Agency, Hope and Faith (as identified by Marc Haufe et al) – and how to support and enable older people to pursue and harness these before they die. Paid access to this webinar recording is available now.

The Last Stage of Human Growth is Mortality

14 October 2020

Developed specifically for health and social services professionals and clergy from across Aotearoa New Zealand who work with older people. The topic for our first Webinar was The Last Stage of Human Growth is Mortality. Selwyn Foundation Director of Spiritual Care, Reverend Caroline Leys and Hospice NZ Clinical Advisor, Professor Rod MacLeod, explored the concept that well engaged mortality strengthens growth – the knowledge of negotiating the personal concept of mortality, that is our life as we know it is finite. If you missed this webinar in October, you can now gain paid-access to the webinar recording, learn more.


  • Previous Conferences & Events

    Take a look at our previous conferences and events including our 2020 Ageing and Spirituality webinar, Wellbeing Week, and last year's Gerontology Nursing Conference and Ageing and Spirituality Conference

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