Mission in FocusThe CHA Mission in Focus series features the reflections of senior leaders, academics and other experts in Catholic health and aged care in response to key questions about Catholic mission, identity, leadership and associated ministry challenges. The series aims to provide accessible input and stimulus material to assist leader formation in the local setting.

New episodes will be released each Thursday. The webcast series will be reviewed and evaluated with a view to developing further sessions if required.

To access all the videos in the series, please visit Catholic Health Australia's Vimeo page.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 September 2012 12:24

In this webcast, Bishop Eugene Hurley of Darwin completes his two-part discussion, reminding people that the Church is in the world to be the "living presence of God leaning to every human weakness". That challenge ultimately guides the work of Catholic services.

In this episode of the Mission in Focus series, Darwin Bishop Eugene Hurley encourages leaders of Catholic health and aged care services to foster an approach to care that enable the eyes, ears and touch of Jesus to be experienced by those who are vulnerable.

In this episode, Julie Morgan, group manager, social justice policy and practice at St Vincent's Health Australia, suggests the need for two "lenses" of Catholic Social Teaching to be brought to bear on decision-making. One enables people to see the immediate situation of people experiencing disadvantage; the other allows reflection on the causes of their disadvantage that need to be addressed.

In this webcast, Kris Botha, executive director human resources at Cabrini Health, reflects on fostering an organisational culture that reflects the Catholic vision and mission. She addresses specific approaches to organisational development including recruitment, orientation, performance management, reward and recognition.

In the second part of his two-part webcast, Fr Michael Whelan continues his reflections on creating a genuinely healing environment in the context of diverse approaches to religion, spirituality, life and its meaning.

In this webcast, Fr Michael Whelan, SM, offers a way of embracing the diversity and complexity of human life and experiences encountered by Catholic services as they care for all they encounter -- staff, patients and residents. He offers a four-fold focus on relationships as a means of remaining true to the Catholic vision while respecting differing ways of seeing and living life.

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