2015 Annual Conference – Caring for the Human Spirit®
Monday, April 20

Integrating Spiritual Care in Healthcare—A Global Imperative
Christina M. Puchalski, MD, FACP
Founder and Director
George Washington Institute for Spirituality & Health (GWish)

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Integration of Spirituality in Palliative Care Education and Research
Betty Ferrell, PhD, RN, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN
Director and Professor, Nursing Research and Education
City of Hope, Duate, CA

Workshop A1: Make Your Chatter Matter: Structured Communication for Healthcare Chaplains

Karen E. Steinhauser, PhD
The Rev. George Grant, PhD
Jason A. Nieuwsma, PhD
Amy M. Pastva, PT, MA, PhD

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Workshop A2: Demonstrating the Value of Integrating Spiritual Care in Healthcare Through Increased Patient Satisfaction

David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP
Stacy Doumas, MD
David Cotton, MA, MDiv

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Workshop A3: TeleChaplaincy: The Online Practice of Professional Chaplaincy

The Rev. David Fleenor, BCC, ACPE Supervisor
The Rev. Amy Strano, MDiv

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Workshop A4: The Impact of Cognitively-Based Compassion Training on the Perceived Incidence of Workplace Incivility Among Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses

The Rev. Brenda Presha, MDiv, BCC, CT
Myra Rolfes, MN, BSN, RNC-NIC
Brendon Ozawa-de Silva, DPhil, MTS

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Workshop B1: Keeping Watch: A Chaplain’s Perspective of Personal Crisis

Timothy James Ledbetter, DMin, BCC

Workshop B2: Chaplain Visits and Patient Satisfaction

Deborah B. Marin, MD
Vanshdeep Sharma, MD
Rabbi H. Rafael Goldstein, DMin, BCC

Workshop B3: The Distinctiveness of Pediatric Chaplaincy and Related Developmental and Training Implications for Spiritual Care

The Rev. Paul Nash, MA, MA
Chaplain Mark Bartel, MDiv, BCC

Workshop B4: Increasing Spiritual Care Awareness in Oncology Nursing Staff to Provide Quality Holistic Patient Care

The Rev. Christina Shu, MDiv


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Tuesday, April 21

Spiritual Care in Palliative Care—The State of the Science
Karen E. Steinhauser, PhD
The Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care
VA Medical Center, Durham, NC

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Making Spiritual Care a Part of Healthcare Worldwide
Liliana De Lima, MHA
Executive Director
International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care
Houston, TX

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Workshop C1: Spiritual AIM: Articulation, Evolution and Evidence

Allison Kestenbaum, MA, MPA, BCC
The Rev. Will Hocker, MDiv, MSW, BCC
Jennifer James, MSW, MSSP
Laura B. Dunn, MD

Workshop C2: From Soloist to Symphony: Healthcare Team Formation

Glen Komatsu, MD
The Rev. Denise Hess, MA, MDiv, BCC-HPCC, MFTI

Workshop C3: Spiritually Integrated Therapy: A Curriculum for Mental Health Providers

Kelly Arora, PhD

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Workshop C4: Educating Healthcare Practitioners in Spiritual Care-A Tradecraft Workshop

Chaplain Bruce Feldstein, MD
Marita Grudzen, MHA

Workshop D1: Can Trusting God Be Bad for Health?: A Look at the Research

George Fitchett, DMin, PhD, BCC
Blase Polite, MD, MPP
Fay Hlubocky, PhD, MA
Toni Cipriano-Steffens, MA

Workshop D2: Addressing Cumulative Grief as an Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Team

Howard Tuch, MD
The Rev. Amy Santamaria, MDiv
The Rev. Jakob Hero, MDiv, MA
Jennifer Cacioppo, LCSW

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Workshop D3: Implementation of a Mental Health Certification Program for Chaplains

Jason A. Nieuwsma, PhD
The Rev. William C. Cantrell, MDiv, BCC
Shelia O’Mara, MDiv
Keith G. Meador, MD, ThM, MPH

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Workshop D4: The Role of the Chaplain in Medical Education: Fostering Inner Personal Growth as Part of Professional Formation of the Students

Christina M. Puchalski, MD, FACP
Susan Donham, PBCC

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Wednesday, April 22


Finding Room For God?: A Practical Theology For Spiritual Care In Healthcare
The Rev. John Swinton, BD, PhD, RMN, RNMD
Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care
School of Divinity, Religious Studies and Philosophy
University of Aberdeen, King’s College, Aberdeen, Scotland

The Professional Chaplain: Taking the Lead in Integrating Spiritual Care through Clinical Practice, Education and Research
George Handzo, BCC, CSSBB
Director of Health Services, Research and Quality
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network
New York, NY

Intensive 1

Helen B. McNeal, BBA, Executive Director, Institute for Palliative Care at California State University San Marcos

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Intensive 2

Marvin Omar Delgado-Guay, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

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Intensive 3
Benjamin Corn, MD, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Life’s Door-Tishkofet