July 2018  Issue No. 32

HCCN & SCA Advance Research on the Integration of Spiritual Care Within Health Care with Three Evidence-Based White Papers
"Spiritual Care and Social Work: Integration into Practice"
"Spiritual Care and Physicians: Understanding Spirituality in Medical Practice"
"Spiritual Care and Nursing: A Nurse's Contribution and Practice"

Palliative Care
This Type of Care Can Sharply Reduce Medical Costs, So Why Aren't More Doctors Ordering It?
Doctors can improve the quality of life for their seriously ill patients while also reducing the patients' medical expenses if they make use of one particular care model, so why aren't they using it? (The Sacramento Bee)


Area's Labyrinths are Spiritual Paths 
At St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, the recently completed labyrinth, located near the church's front entry and open to the public, is a conduit to personal reflection and perhaps spiritual insight for anyone who walks the single-path journey to the center and back. (The Toledo Blade)

Health Report

The Rise of the Body Neutrality Movement
Instead of emphasizing the need to love how you look, concepts such as body neutrality, fat acceptance and body respect are allowing women to make peace with their bodies. (The Guardian)

Good Reads

Rabbi Discusses Why Silicon Valley Companies Should Hire Chaplains

Technology companies host gyms, massage therapists, keynote speakers, and meditation spaces to contribute to the well-being of their employees. Why not chaplains too? (Dallas News)

Submissions for workshop proposals for HealthCare Chaplaincy Network's 6th Annual Caring for the Human Spirit Conference in Myrtle Beach, May 20-22, 2019 are open. We invite researchers, chaplains, nurses, social workers, physicians, patient experience officers, and others to apply and present on best practices, latest research, or other topics to a diverse audience of healthcare professionals. Proposals related to community palliative care or pediatric palliative care will be especially welcome. More information about the conference can be found online.
Important dates to remember:
August 17, 2018- Deadline for workshop proposals 
Week of August 27, 2018 - Notification of workshop acceptance