Integrating Reflective and Evidence-Based Practice: How Research Supports Our Chaplaincy Practice
Presented by Caterina Mako BCC, ThM, DMin & Csaba Szilagyi
August 31, 2023~ 12pm – 1:30pm Central Time
(CANCELLED due to illness & will be rescheduled)
Overview and Objectives: Integrating Reflective and Evidence-Based Practice: How Research Supports Our Chaplaincy Practice
As chaplains, we embrace critical reflection on our practice. We are often curious about what happens in spiritual care encounters and what our impact is. We are committed to discerning and providing the best care possible. The webinar invites us to explore and strengthen the connection between research and reflective practice. Research offers a valuable body of knowledge to critically engage as a conversation and consultation partner to support our practice.
As a result of this webinar, participants will:
- Understand what research is and its usefulness and limitations in spiritual care practice
- Recognize the role of evidence-based practice (EBP) in spiritual care
- Review how research and evidence-based practice are integral to the chaplaincy profession and culture of inquiry and reflection
- Explore ways to integrate reflective and evidence-based practice to support one’s chaplaincy practice.
NACC Certification Competencies Addressed in this Webinar
ITP2, ITP6, PPS10, OL1, OL2
Caterina Mako BCC, ThM, DMin
My professional experience is spiritual care and mission integration. I focus on creating programs, managing organizational structures and leading change. The goal is always to improve processes that support performance that leads to better service. My work with spiritual care professionals is geared toward improving inter-professional communication, directly and indirectly support medical staff and well as hospital leadership. Healthy communication improves professional morale and perpetuates improved quality of life. I am intentional about my work, support individual human flourishing and organizational success. My strength is forward momentum, and in partnership with other stakeholders across branches and departments of a corporate environment, the ability to drive projects to fruition.
For over 10 years I have provided vision, planning and leadership that shaped numerous services that define Catholic Health. While remaining true to the religious identity of the organization always advancing organizational goal that seeks to be a healing presence in the world.
Currently leading the restructuring and culture change of the Spiritual Care Department of Penn Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Csaba Szilagyi, MDiv, MLA, MS, ACPE, FACHE
Director, Transforming Chaplaincy Assistant Professor and Director of Research Department of Religion, Health and Human ValuesRush University Medical Center
Committed to developing people, programs and systems through integration, learning, innovation, and partnering with others strategically.
Broadly educated in management and organizational behavior (MLA, Harvard University), educational and developmental sciences (MS, Johns Hopkins University), and theology and ministry (MDiv, Karoli Gaspar University).