Describe the essential qualities of a pastoral caregiver. Outline literature used to support your assumptions. Discuss the qualities you believe that you have already and what you recognise you need to develop. Include how you intend to do this. “The shepherd was with his flock day and night, often in remote places far from home, and he had to be skilled in keeping the flock together, in finding wanderers and stragglers, in recognising the ailments of his sheep and knowing how to cure them, and in ensuring the safety of the vulnerable members of the flock.” This definition of the role of a pastoral caregiver highlights the necessity for certain fundamental qualities within an individual in this role. These qualities include integrity, relevant response to issues of the time, deep knowledge of the heart of God, humility, and love. Deep knowledge of the heart of God, is the most important quality for someone in a pastoral role. “Do you know the incarnate God? In our world of loneliness and despair, there is an enormous need for men and women who know the heart of god, a heart that forgives, that cares, that reaches out and wants to heal…The knowledge of Jesus’ heart is a knowledge of the heart. And when we live in the world with that knowledge, we cannot do other than bring healing, reconciliation, new life, and hope wherever we go.” Spiritual maturity is essential as the above quote of Henri Nouwen explains and is further defined by St Gregory the Great where he wrote, “That man, therefore, ought by all means to be drawn with cords to be an example of good living…who studies so to live that he may be able to water even dry hearts with the streams of doctrine…” , for a rounded and biblically sound approach as a carer. However the relationship between the individual and Christ is inevitably ever changing. The pastoral caregiver has to have an open mind to this spiritual development in such
Shakespeare’s death, literary luminaries such as Ben Jonson hailed his works as timeless.
The pastoral idealized with cardinals of simplicity, purity, love and honesty and the invocation of the paradisal Golden Age was a common literary device in the fifteenth and sixteenth century. Rapin urges in 1659, in his “Disertatio de carmine pastorah” that pastoral poetry “is a product of the Golden Age.” To Rapin, pastoral itself is a perfect image of the state of Innocence of that Golden Age, that Blessed Time….
individual should be supported and enable to live in a safe environment which is free from predududice and abuse, as a carer we should make this happen as best as we can.
1.2 – In your work place you have a duty of care to raise any concerns you may have, these can range from poor working conditions, poor environment and poor practice by other staff. If you don’t raise any concerns you the carer could be considered neglignet or incompetent. It is your duty of care to safeguard the individuals from harm.….
The informal carer and service user group this assignment will be focusing on is young carers supporting their disabled parent. More specifically, the young carers are based on the ages from five to eighteen; and the service user group are based on a single parent that has a disability.
Young carers have many needs that need to be met; one of them being education. It has been reported that young carers miss around ten weeks of school a year; in order to help care for their service user (Bennett….
I. Overview of Pastoral Care
( A ministry of our personal human presence
( A visible reminder of the unseen presence of God
Genuine, personal, ministry to a variety of people, taking into
consideration multiple elements of cultural and ethnic diversity, social,
spiritual, emotional, and physical conditions; justice issues; and without
imposing one’s own perspective.
American Pastoral is a Philip Roth novel published in 1997 concerning Seymour "Swede" Levov, a successful Jewish American businessman and former high school star athlete from Newark, New Jersey. Levov's happy and conventional upper middle class life is ruined by the domestic social and political turmoil of the 1960s during the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, which in the novel is described as a manifestation of the "indigenous American berserk." The novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998….
Young Carers and the psychosocial impact on their well-being: and the wider social impact of the role of young carers.
To explore the complexities of young carers a definition must be offered. However, endeavours to find a clear definition of the term ‘Young Carer’ is difficult, due to the complexity and diversity surrounding the function. An encompassing definition of a young carer is
‘_ children and young persons under 18 who provide, or intend_
_ to provide, care….
Identify the reasons for partnerships with carers
Working with carers is an essential aspect of work with children and young people because:
• Gives the children a sense of security
• Helps families to feel comfortable with sharing the child’s care
• Encourages the sharing of information
• Promotes discussion of issues affecting the child
• Encourages the family to become involved in the settings activities
• Contributes to a positive atmosphere in the setting
• Fosters opportunities….
It is important for the carer to be relaxed when speaking with the service user. If the carer is rushing and fidgeting this shows that they are not listening and taking in the views or worries of the client. This could lead to the client feeling more anxious and as thought their concerns are irrelevant. This is why it is important to keep relaxed as this will show that the carer is listening attentively and is in no hurry with the appointment. This will….
be difficult to decide whether or not a person is a carer, and does it matter???
There are between six and seven million people in the u.k who provide extra help to family, friends or neighbours that are elderly or suffering from mental or physical illness. It is very important to recognise these carers, as they need support which could include financial help, mental support or even training.
It can be difficult to decide if a person is a carer or not, there seems to be clear cut answers. However….
Called to the People of God
Called to Service/Mission
Breadth of calling (you want people to discover the fullness of their calling)
To work (vocation)
To marriage (or singleness)
To community (Church)
Call to Pastoral ministry
It is like the calls to other ministries
Different realm in the church
Churches are different creatures than other humanitarian/non-profit organizations
Different rhythms (weekends – evenings)
Work on day no one works, work stuff at nights….