OCSW Annual Lecture 2019
The latest OCSW Annual Lecture was held on 
Thursday 13 June
Warneford Hospital, Headington, Oxford
‘The inner, the outer and everything in between’ –
Spirituality and the trouble with being human
Nigel Hartley
CEO, Mountbatten, Isle of Wight and Countess Mountbatten Hospice, Southampton

The slides of Nigel's presentation are here (pdf file, 1.5MB).


Nigel Hartley has worked in End-of-Life Care for almost 30 years. Between 2003 and 2015 he was Director of Supportive Care at the St Christopher’s Group, London where he was responsible for transforming day and outpatient services, developing volunteers and also leading on Community Engagement. He held posts at London Lighthouse, a Centre for those living with HIV/AIDS, and also at Sir Michael Sobell House Hospice in Oxford. 

Nigel has written numerous articles, chapters and books, including ‘End of Life Care – a guide for therapists, artists and arts therapists’ (2014), and the latest edited publication, ‘Spirituality in Hospice Care’ (2017) all published by Jessica Kingsley Publications. He is a visiting Academic at the University of Southampton and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

The OCSW is grateful to Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust for hosting the 2019 lecture.

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