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Professional Issues in Pastoral Ministry

This unit will explore a broad range of personal, professional and ethical issues common in pastoral ministry, offering students an opportunity to engage in a reflexive process on pastoral practice. The unit will emphasise the interrelatedness of theory and practice in ministry, and the intersection of the personal and the professional. It will focus on issues such as: personal calling and discernment; personal virtues and professional skills as foundations to ethical practice; professional ethics; ethical decision making; confidentiality; professional boundaries, power and trust; and potential areas of professional misconduct. The unit will also focus on the significance of reflection, professional consultation and supervision in the maintenance of a compassionate and just ministry, and ministerial and spiritual health and wellbeing.

Prerequisites: DP1001Y Foundations of Pastoral Practice

Lecturer Barry Rogers
Level Level 3 & 9
Study Mode Face to Face
Unit Code DP3006Y

DP9006Y

Timetable Thursday morning at 9.30am
Barry Rogers

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