Centre for Health and Social Research

Jacqueline Taylor

Cabrini Health

Relevant Professional Roles

  • Coordinator, Cabrini Vale – Community Bereavement Program for older people (Jul 2014)
  • Locum Chaplain, Uniting Agewell Kingsville – 68 bed residential aged care facility with secure dementia unit, situated beside 49 independent living units (Jan 2014-July 2014)
  • Manager – Aged Care and Community Services, Spiritual Health Victoria (Jan 2011-Dec 2013)
  • Family Support Worker/Pastoral Carer – Eastern Palliative Care (Aug 2003-December 2010)

Brief Summary of Experience
Jacqueline hold a Masters of Counselling , Advanced Certificate of Gestalt Therapy, Two Units of Clinical Pastoral Education, Graduate Diploma of Theology , and Bachelor of Arts. Jacqueline has a special interest in the spirituality of ageing. She was the inaugural Manager of Aged Care and Community Service at Spiritual Health Victoria where she worked on a number of projects to raise the profile of spiritual and religious care for the aged and community sectors most notably the recently released National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care. Jacqueline has worked as a counsellor, pastoral carer and chaplain in palliative care and aged care organisations for many years. Most recently she established Cabrini Vale; a professional support program for older bereaved people living in the community on behalf of Cabrini Health.

Current pastoral care research projects
Cabrini Vale Impact Study – Impact Evaluation of a specialist bereavement program for older people

Previous research publications

  1. Taylor, J., 2013 – Australian Aged Care Recipients’ Right to Spiritual Care: A Reference Index. Available on the Spiritual Health Victoria website
  2. Taylor, J., 2013 – Spirituality in Aged Care Education Package: Pilot Project Final Report. Available on the Spiritual Health Victoria website