August 2012 Audio Conference
Presented by Mary Lou O’Gorman, M.Div., BCC and Jane Smith, D.Min., BCC
How does one frame and structure spiritual care work within the context of mission? Spiritual care leaders are required to create, structure, and sustain spiritual care services that integrate with the organization’s mission. This audio series will explore via cases (system, long term care, acute care, hospice) how to think through the process of developing the scope of practice and standards that align with the institution’s mission.
About the Presenters
Mary Lou O’Gorman, M.Div., BCC is Director of Pastoral Care and CPE at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville TN. Experienced in caring for persons who are critically and chronically ill as well as their families, Mary Lou has made numerous presentations on the delivery of effective spiritual care and on improving end of life care.
Jane W. Smith, D.Min, BCC, was Director of Mission Effectiveness and Pastoral Services at Fulton State Hospital, a long term state forensic psychiatric hospital in Fulton, MO for eleven years. Since her retirement in October, 2011, she has been pursuing a “bucket-list” entrepreneurial career as a health coach.
Both Mary Lou and Jane served on the NACC/CHA Care Services Task Force which developed the Essential Functions of the Board Certified Chaplain and both also served on the NACC Standards Commission at the time when the Common Standards were adopted by the NACC and then adapted with our own NACC Standards.