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Wednesday June 7, 2017

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Gordon D. Ritchie, BCC, D Min, retired U.S. Navy Chaplain who served in Iraq and is also a chaplain at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical center outside Washington D.C. Gordon also creates very artful birdhouses from reclaimed wood and other materials that are shown in galleries and shops in the D.C. area.

Exiles in America: An Odyssey of Trauma, Recovery, and Wholeness

Great strides are being made to incorporate spirituality into the healing process, but for those who have experienced trauma there is a continued reluctance within the military and our society to aggressively engage the moral “woundedness” of warriors from a spiritual dimension. This webinar will draw on the developmental, behavioral and spiritual paradigms of the moral and spiritual concussion of the soul.

Price: $35

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Thursday May 25, 2017

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Rev. Valeri Briggs, Lead Chaplain, Kaiser Permanenti’s Irvine Medical Center

Taking a Seat at the Interdisciplinary Table

Chaplains bring a new voice to the health care table; a voice of collaboration, courage and competence. While we continue to advocate for and empower hope in patients and families, that same voice can encourage, guide and enhance the team dynamic toward a more holistic and authentic process.

Price: $35

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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Rich Behers, D.Min, BCC, CFHPC, Spiritual Care Program Manager at Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. in Central Florida

Providing Spiritual Care According to Disease Process

Cancer, dementia, heart disease or other illnesses create different kinds of spiritual distress. Understanding how the disease process effects the patient, allows the chaplain to provide the most effective spiritual care for each individual.

Price: $35

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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Al-Hajii Imam Yusuf H. Hasan, BCC, director of HCCN’s Muslim Institute for Chaplaincy Care

Providing for the Needs of the Muslim Patient and Family

Muslims are one of the fastest-growing populations in the U.S. health care system. This webinar will enable the medical staff and other caregivers, especially the chaplain, to engage patients and families around health care issues such as palliative care treatment, DNR orders, hospice care, end-of-life support, and procedures following death. Learn how the Muslim Halal diet can be accommodated in the health care setting and how to work with patient during Ramadan, a month of fasting and forgiveness when Muslims avoid drinking and eating during the daylight hours.

Price: $35

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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Linda Golding, MA, BCC, a staff chaplain and coordinator of pastoral services at New York Presbyterian Hospital

 

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Nomita Sonty, PhD, MPhil, professor in the department of anesthesiology at Columbia University Medical Center

A Transdisciplinary Approach to Chronic Pain

Individuals with chronic pain express their pain as life-limiting and researchers have identified spirituality as an active coping process that can affect various health outcomes. Yet spirituality has not been included as an active treatment component within psychotherapy groups for chronic pain patients. Learn to identify strands of spiritual and psychological aspects of chronic pain, examine and practice a transdisciplinary methodology for support and healing.

Price: $35

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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

 

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The Rev. Sue Wintz, BCC, Director for Professional and Community Education, HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

Moving Towards Excellence in Spiritual Care in a Value-Added World

The performance of health care chaplains is increasingly measured against yardsticks like “excellence” and “value added.” But what do these concepts look like for spiritual care? How do we get our department’s practice to this standard? This webinar presents evidence-based strategies for identifying excellence and value added in our individual setting and moving our department to this standard.

Price: $35

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

 

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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.

Price: $35

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

 

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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.

Price: $35

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

 

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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.

Price: $35

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

 

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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)

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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.

Price: $35

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