2019 annual conference

Caring for the Human Spirit® Conference
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Monday May 20, 2019


Conference Introduction

Rev. Eric J. Hall, DTh, APBCC

President and CEO of HealthCare Chaplaincy Network™ (HCCN) and its affiliate, Spiritual Care Association

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Dr. Kathleen Foley, M.D.

Attending Neurologist Emeritus
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Presenting: Advancing Spiritual Care through Palliative Care Globally: Opportunities and Challenges

Definition of palliative care is the one definition in health care that has spirituality in it.

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Dr. Betty Ferrell, Ph.D., RN, FAAN. FPCN, CHPN.

Director & Professor Nursing Research & Education
City of Hope

Presenting: NCP Clinical Practice Guidelines - Impact on Care for the Spirit

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Advocacy Update

Todd Tuten - Senior Policy Advisor

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A1: Troops 101: Understanding and Reintegrating Veterans into Your Communities

Dr. Gordon Ritchie, DMin, BCC - Chaplain, Wesleyan Church

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A2: #BlackHealthMatters: A Pastoral Care Approach for African Americans Living With Chronic Illness

Danielle Buhuro, DMin, BCC, ACPE Certified Educator & UCC Ordained Clergy - Advocate Health Care

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A3: Chaplains and EMR Assessments: How to Use the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care to Develop Effective Electronic Medical Record Spiritual Assessment Documentation and Data Collection

Alan Roof, MDiv - Chaplain, Shepherd Center and Benjamin Rose, APBCC - Chaplain, Shepherd Center

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A4: Spiritual Care for People Living with Dementia using Multisensory Interventions

Richard Behers, DMin, BCC, CFHPC - Spiritual Care Program Manager, Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.

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A5: Perinatal Loss: New Perspectives - Psychological & Theological

Maria Teresa Bento Tomas, MA - Psychology in Religion Researcher, Union Theological Seminary

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A6: The Words we Use: Bridging the Gap Between Medical and Spiritual Care with Confidence, Respect, and Compassion.

Priscilla Minkin, MA, MEd, APBCC, and Patsy Fortney, CC
Palliative Care Chaplains - Central Vermont Medical Center
Berlin, Vermont

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B1: The Words we Use: Sustainable Caregiving: finding balance in the presence of serious illness

Rev. Judy Long, MA/MS - Palliative Care Chaplain, UCSF

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B2: Superheroes to the Rescue! Science Fiction and Fantasy as Mythologies of Healing

Rev. Jonna Rachele Garvin, MDiv, MS, BCC - Manager, Chaplaincy Services, Novant Health UVA Health System and Ben Janzen, Dr Theol, PhD, APBCC - Chaplain, Bereavement Services Manager VITAS Healthcare

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B3: Challenging Racial Inequity in Healthcare? Call a Chaplain

Jodi Barry, MDiv, BCC - Lead Chaplain, Woodwinds Hospital and Margaret George, MDiv, BCC - Staff Chaplain, Children’s MN Hospital

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B4: Suicide Prevention in Veteran and Service Member Populations

Gretchen Hulse - Suicide Prevention in Veteran and Service Member Populations, Pittsburgh VA Medical Center and Ryan Parker - Chaplain, Durham VA Medical Center

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B5: Workplace Chaplaincy - Seafarer Missions

Rev. David Reid, MA AFNI - Shackleton Partners LLC

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B6: Creating a Value Based Work Environment That Nourishes the Soul

Brian Jones, DHSc, MS, CHPCA - President/CEO, SHARE Foundation

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