Thursday, February 23, 2017
Rev. Nancy Lynch, MDiv, BCC director of spiritual care, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and MacDonald Women's Hospital, Cleveland, OH
Integrating Pet Therapy Into Spiritual Care
Pet therapy can be a valuable addition to the spiritual care tool kit to help patients and their families and staff make the connections they need with themselves and one another.
When seriously ill young patients are unable to communicate with their human caretakers, the opposite often happens when a therapy dog enters the room. Learn how therapy dog Kayla helps Lynch establish the trust and rapport that is so important in spiritual care; and how Kayla helps her connect with pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients—some of whom are not reachable any other way.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Doug Longstaffe, MDiv, STM, CPE Supervisor and Profession Leader Spiritual Care and Multi-faith Services, Vancouver Coast Health, Vancouver, BC
Exploring the Rub between Spirituality and Religion through Metaphor in CPE
To build a profession rooted in human spirituality in a diverse world we need to understand the basis for connecting spiritually with persons of different religions or spiritual expressions. This ability is critical to developing a core belief and understanding of why interfaith spiritual care is uniquely effective with patients/clients.
Discover a tangible means of exploring shared spiritual experience without violating personal religious beliefs by integrating two metaphors in such a way as to stimulate interpersonal exploration of spirituality and reduce the anxiety that can arise when realizing your own spirituality may be quite variant from someone of your own tradition while being surprisingly similar to someone of a different faith. Such understanding of interfaith tradition becomes pivotal for providing contextual spiritual are to patients/clients from various faith backgrounds and spiritual orientations.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Scott Barron, D.Min, BCC, Chaplain, RML Specialty Hospital, a long-term acute care facility in Hinsdale, Illinois.
Is Surrender the Same as Giving Up? Having the Goal of Care Conversation
In the hospital, where people are often described as “battling” their disease, the term “surrender” is seldom encountered but the phrase “giving up” is and it usually carries less than honorable connotations. When the doctor advises the family that aggressive care is pointless, learn how the chaplain can conduct the goal of care conversation. How to help patients and families find some comfort and meaning by journeying with them in the process of reimagining their goals and guiding them towards surrender.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Jim Huth, MDiv, Ph.D., spiritual care provider, Veterans Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto; chair, National Ethics commission, Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC)
Rev. Wes Roberts, BRE, MTS, Associate (CASC) Chaplain, Cognitive Support in the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre
Helping Aging War Veterans Learn How to Say Goodbye
Learn how to work with veterans and their families to help veterans let go of various levels of their independence and to say goodbye not just to their families, but to life. Huth, who provides spiritual care to veterans of World War II and the Korean War, whose average age is 93, will describe steps from a chapter he co-wrote in the book, “Spiritual Care in Practice: Case Studies in Healthcare Chaplaincy,” edited by George Fitchett and Steve Nolan (2015). He uses the story of Andrew, a Canadian veteran at the end of his life and his daughter Lee, to illustrate his points.
Rev. Jill M. Bowden, BCC, MDiv, MPA., Director, Chaplaincy Service., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Implementing a Spiritual Care Tool
- By utilizing current, successful studies
- Learn how to replicate the work to benchmark against them
- Determine how to interpret the data and read the results
Sarah Byrne-Martelli, BCC., Chaplain, Beacon Hospice and Peter F. Martelli, PhD, MSPH., Assistant Professor, Healthcare Administration, Sawyer School of Business
Theory and Practice of Quality Improvement in Chaplaincy
- Describe the basic theory supporting evaluation, quality improvement, and implementation
- Identify opportunities for quality improvement projects within their own organizations
- Advocate for quality improvement within their clinical teams
Sue Wintz, MDiv, BCC
Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy Webinar Learn or Refresh Your Knowledge
Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy Documentation” presented by the Rev. Sue Wintz, MDiv, BCC, Director of Professional and Community Education at HealthCare Chaplaincy Network and past President of the Association of Professional Chaplains.
- Understand the importance of documentation as an essential part of chaplaincy care
- Articulate the components to be included in chaplaincy documentation
- Incorporate best practices in documentation into daily practice to communicate the work of the chaplain to other interdisciplinary professionals
Brent Peery, DMin, BCC
Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy Webinar June 25 – Learn or Refresh Your Knowledge
Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy is chaplaincy best practice. Expert Brent Peery, DMin, BCC, and the Director of Chaplaincy Services at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston, will lead this Spiritual Care Grand Rounds webinar presentation “Intentional Caring: An Introduction to Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy.
- Understand the historical and theoretical development of Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy
- Articulate the components of Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy
- Incorporate Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy into their daily practice
Rev. Michele Shields, D.Min., BCC, ACPE Supervisor
Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy Webinar July 23 – Learn or Refresh Your Knowledge
Spiritual Assessment and Intervention Model (AIM–Outcome Based) presented by Michele Shields, DMin, BCC, ACPE of the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.
- Acquire a basic understanding of the Spiritual Assessment and Intervention Model, including outcomes (Spiritual AIM).
- Understand the evolution of Spiritual AIM over the course of a mixed-methods, interdisciplinary study.
- Develop an awareness of the qualitative and quantitative analyses and finding from a mixed-methods study of Spiritual AIM conducted in the outpatient palliative care setting.
Spiritual Care Symposium Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault: From Crisis to Confidence
The HealthCare Chaplaincy’s July Spiritual Care Symposium addressed social and clinical issues for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. A client-centered approach was presented as an important factor in providing spiritual support, and issues of power and control, faith-based training and interventions were addressed. Aids and other tools were also offered for identifying and properly addressing the mental and emotional aftermath of violence. Key takeaways from the symposium included information on:
- Domestic violence and sexual assault agencies, locally and nationally
- How to partner with provider organizations to create networking opportunities that will lead to better integrated care
- Tools for working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
Presenter: Juanito Vargas, LMSW, Associate Vice President, Community Programs Hotlines, Safe Horizon, Inc.
The Symposium is offered in two parts (two videos):
Part 1: Working with Survivors of Domestic Violence
Part 2: Working with Survivors of Rape & Sexual Assault