Conference 2018 Presentations

Caring for the Human Spirit Video Presentations


Monday April 23, 2018


Spirituality and Meaning in the Context of Relationship-Centered Care

Michael W. Rabow, M.D., FAAHPM
Director, Symptom Management Service, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center; Director, Symptom Management & Palliative Care Consultation Service, UCSF/Bakar Hospital; Helen Diller Family Chair in Palliative Care; Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology, University of California, San Francisco

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Advocacy Update

Todd Tuten, Senior Policy Advisor

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I Hear You Saying You Need Leaders

Robert Kidd, BCC
System Director, Spiritual Care and Values Integration, The Methodist Hospital

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The Feasibility of Clinical Assessment Tools in Professional Health Care by Clinical Chaplains

Bethany Turner, MA, MC, Ed.D.
Regional Co-Lead Spiritual Care, Kaiser Permanente

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The Impact of Faith and Culture on Medical Decision-Making: Barriers to Advance Care Planning

Jim Kraft, MTh,
Director of Advance Care Planning, Henry Ford Health System Spiritual Care Generalist-N/SW

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Tuesday April 24, 2018


Spiritual Care in Palliative Care: An Overview of Recent Evidence and Directions for Future Research

The Rev. George Handzo, BCC, CSSBB,
Director Health Services and Research & Quality, HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

The Rev. Brian Hughes, BCC
Director of Programs and Services, HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

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Gaining Hope, Finding Purpose: The Power of a Chaplain in Improving Quality of Life for Patients and Families

Torrie Fields, MPH,
Senior Program Manager, Palliative Care, Blue Shields of California

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Promoting Staff Well-Being and Success: A Work-Life Balance Team Initiative

Bill Cooper, MDiv,
Staff Chaplain, Spiritual Care Services

Jill DeVries, RN-BC
Spiritual Care Generalist-N

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Sustainable Caregiving: clinician resilience in palliative care

Rev. Judy Long, MA/MS, UCSF, Palliative Care Chaplain
Spiritual Care Generalist-N/SW

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Balancing Hope in Miracles with Biomedical Decision-Making at the End of Life

Kelly Arora, Ph.D.,
Co-Director, Master of Sciences in Palliative Care, Allied Health Professionals, John Wesely Iliff Senior Adjunct Lecturer in Spiritual Care, University of Colorado Scholl of Medicine Iliff School of Theology
Spiritual Care Generalist-N/SW

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Panel Discussion: "Prove It"- Developing True Measures of Chaplains Outcomes

Kevin Massey, MDiv, BCC,
Vice President, Mission & Spiritual Care, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Vansh Sharma, M.D.,
Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Director, Research, Mount Sinai Health System

Rev. Paul Nash, MA,
Senior Chaplain, Birmingham Children's Hospital

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Caring for the Human Spirit PowerPoint Presentations


Sunday, April 22, 2018


Building a Successful Chaplaincy Department: Growing a Spiritual Care in Times of Scarcity:

Rev. George Handzo, BCC, CSSBB
Director, Health Services Research & Quality
Rev, Susan Wintz, BCC
Director, Professional & Community Education
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network
New York, NY

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Board Certification Preparatory Course: What Do I Have To Do To Get Certified?

Rev. George Handzo, BCC, CSSBB
Director, Health Services Research & Quality
Rev. Susan K. Wintz
Director, Professional & Community Education
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network
New York, NY

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Monday April 23, 2018


Chaplain Led Family Meetings

Anson Pham, M.D.
Rev. Charles Blankenship, M.Div.

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Creating Connection

Linda S Golding, MA, BCC
Patricia Punzalan, MA, RN, NE-BC
New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York

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Developing a Taxonomy for Pediatric Chaplaincy The Advocate Health Care Model

Rev Paul Nash
Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Lead
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s hospital NHSFT, England
Director, Centre For Paediatric Spiritual Care

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Developing an Objective Religious and Spiritual Assessment Tool

Ahmend Aboabat, Ph.D.,
Rehabilitation Consultant,
King Fahad Medical City Spiritual Care Generalist-N/SW

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Our Veterans: Spiritual Issues at the End of life

Penny V. Phillips, MA, MDiv, BCC
Palo Alto VA Hospice & Palliative Care Center

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Ambiguous Loss
A Spiritual Assessment Tool 1.0

Prepared by Linda S. Golding MA, BCC
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Gaining Hope, Finding Purpose: The Power of a Chaplain in Improving Quality of Life for Patients and Families

Torrie Fields, MPH
Senior Program Manager, Advanced Illness & Palliative Care

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Technology on the Religious and Spiritual Counselling (Tahoor Application)

Anas AlShedokhi
Chairperson, Religious & Spiritual Counseling Department

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Faith Community Nurses and Chaplains: Partners in Providing Spiritual Care

Sharon T. Hinton D. Min, MSN, BSN, RN-BC

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Advanced Cancer Patients: Understanding their Spiritual Strengths and Distress through Lived experience

Saneta Maiko, PhD., BCC.,
Ann Cottingham, MAR, MA.,
Alexia M. Torke, MD. MS.

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Promoting Staff Well-Being and Success A Spiritual Care / Work Life Balance Team Initiative

Rev. Bill Cooper, M.Div., Spiritual Care Services
Jill DeVries, RN-BC, Chair, Work Life Balance Council
Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD

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From What’s Wrong With You? To What’s Happening to You? Re-Framing Spiritual Care Through a Trauma-Informed Lens

David Hottinger, M.Div
Manager, Spiritual Care Department
Hennepin Healthcare System Minneapolis, MN

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Integrity Formation™
An Integrative Protocol Addressing Moral Distress for Interdisciplinary Professionals

Nancy Markham Bugbee, PsyD-c, MA, MBA, BCC
Kate Hoffmann, MRE, MSW, LCSW

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Labyrinth Walks: Meeting Spiritual Needs in a Changing Culture

Libby Conley, MDiv
Noelle Andrew, MDiv, BCC

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Spiritual Care in the Face of Medical Assistance in Dying – Are the Two Mutually Exclusive?

Presented by:
Roshene Lawson, Clinical Chaplain,
St. Vincent Hospital,
Ottawa, Ontario CANADA

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Ministering to the Orthodox/Hassidic Jewish Population in the Hospital Setting

Rabbi Ralph Kreger, BCC
New York-Presbyterian
Columbia Univ. MC

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Caring Choices
Advance Care Planning For Family Residents And Across a Health System

Mike Johnston, MA, MDiv, DMin
Valerie Johnston, PhD, FACHE

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