Conference 75-Minute Workshop SU4
Sunday, April 30, 2017 – 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Workshop Level: All levels
Karen Pugliese, MA, BCC
Advanced Practice Chaplain
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
George Fitchett, DMin, PhD
Professor and Director of Research
Department of Religion, Health, and Human Values
Aoife C Lee DMin BCC
Director of Spiritual Care & Mission
Rush Oak Park Hospital
Oak Park, IL
Recognizing the limitations of one-size-fits-all narrative assessment models, Chaplains participating in the Coleman Palliative Medicine Training Program, developed a quantifiable model for assessing and reporting unmet spiritual needs. The model’s conceptual foundations and development will be described. Participants will use the model to assess spiritual needs in a patient receiving palliative care. Strengths and weaknesses of the model, and areas for future research in spiritual assessment in palliative care, will be discussed.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
- Learn the limitations of current approaches to spiritual assessment.
- Utilize a new model to quantitatively assess the unmet spiritual needs of a palliative care patient.
- Evaluate the strengths and limitations of a quantifiable model for assessing unmet spiritual needs in patients receiving palliative care.
Educational Materials (recommended books, articles, or websites for participants to review prior to the workshop)
– Bull, A. W., Fitchett, G., Nolan, S., Puchalski, C., Grossoehme, D. Spiritual Care in Practice: Case Studies in Healthcare Chaplaincy. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015
Presentation Materials (items to be brought to the workshop and/or presentation materials)
SU4 Case Study
SU4 Chaplain Assessment
SU4 Spiritual Assessment In Palliative Medicine And End Of Life Care
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The NACC categorizes workshops on three levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. The definitions of each level are provided below.
Beginner: Basic information on the topic for those with little background in the area.
Intermediate: Basic plus additional information on the topic for those with some background in the area.
Advanced: Specialized information on the topic for those with extensive experience and/or knowledge in the area.