Conference 75-Minute Workshop SU7
Sunday, April 30, 2017 – 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Workshop Level: Intermediate
Rabbi H. Rafael Goldstein, DMin, BCC
Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains
This interactive workshop is based on an understanding of Dr. Jerome Groopman’s book, The Anatomy of Hope. The workshop presents five qualities of hope, describes them in terms of patient experience, and encourages participants to share their experiences of each quality of hope. The workshop includes a chaplain’s understanding of Kubler-Ross’s stages of grief, noting that the stages with which we are familiar are incomplete in a way that only a chaplain could see. The workshop participants will have a better understanding how to talk about hope both with patients and hospital staff, especially when there is a sense that hope is “lost.”
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
- Be able to define hope, and apply the concept of hope to situations which others see as “hopeless.”
- Be able to talk about hope in every possible situation.
- Be able to assist medical staff, social workers, and related hospital/institutional professionals understand hope better and find hope when it is elusive.
Educational Materials (recommended books, articles, or websites for participants to review prior to the workshop)
– Groopman, J. The Anatomy of Hope
Presentation Materials (items to be brought to the workshop and/or presentation materials)