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Spirituality and Health Care Institute
Do you long for healing waters of compassion in hospitals, clinics, and health centers? Are you looking for new ways to collaborate with heath care providers and those who tend the soul? Join us! The Spirituality and Health Care Institute is your opportunity to explore the confluence of clinical and spiritual care. All are welcome to participate.
Spirituality and Health Care Institute:
Compassionate Person-Centered Care: Strengthening Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Thursday, April 11, 2013
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Interdisciplinary collaboration is vital to integrated clinical care
which maximizes clinical outcomes, therapeutic goals,
and promotes health in mind, body, and spirit.
You are invited to join spiritual directors, chaplains and spiritual care providers, clergy, educators, health care providers, and others interested in holistic care to the fifth annual one-day educational and networking institute on spirituality and health care.
Henry Emmons, MD, integrative psychiatrist, will be the morning presenter. Experienced in the area of interdisciplinary collaboration, Dr. Emmons is a psychiatrist whose career has been animated by the desire to develop a more holistic approach to health care. He integrates mind-body and natural therapies, mindfulness and Buddhist teachings, and compassion and insight practices into his work.
Join in the afternoon dialogue among participants, presenters, and a panel moderated by David Moen, MD, physician and health care consultant, as we bring our varied disciplinary perspectives and experience to bear on a number of thought-provoking and challenging questions:
• Why is spiritual accompaniment, such as chaplaincy, pastoral care, and spiritual direction, vital to integrated clinical care?
• What are the goals shared by clinicians and spiritual care providers for compassionate person-centered care?
• What contextual factors enhance or constrain interdisciplinary collaboration for quality compassionate person-centered care?
• How might health care reform influence the need and opportunities for collaboration between clinicians and spiritual care providers?
Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits:
The University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Office of Practice, Partnerships, and Professional Development, is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA).
This activity will be awarded 6.0 ANCC contact hours.
Other Continuing Education Credit Hours:
6.0 continuing education credit hours have been approved by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy for licensed professional counselors and licensed professional clinical counselors (LPC/LPCC). The following number has been assigned to this activity: 2013.CE.020.
6.0 continuing education credit hours have been approved by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy for licensed alcohol and drug counselors (LADC). The following number has been assigned to this activity: 2013.CE.ADC.008.
6.0 continuing education credit hours have been approved by the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy for licensed marriage and family therapy counselors (MFT). The following number has been assigned to this activity: CE: 2013-038.
Social Work continuing education credits approval is pending.
9:00 a.m. Welcome
Small Group: Introductions and Sharing Concerns and Hopes
Morning Presentation: Henry Emmons, MD
Responses, Questions, and Discussion
12:00 noon Midday Meal (meal included)
Panel: Moderated by David Moen, MD, with Clinicians and
Spiritual Care Providers
Responses, Questions, and Discussion
Interest Group Conversation: New Directions in Collaboration
5:00 p.m. Program Evaluation
You are welcome to bring educational resources to share as we develop supportive materials for the integration of spirituality into health care (e.g., in-service curricula). Your challenges and success stories are also welcome.
View, print, and share the downloadable detailed schedule.
Henry Emmons, MD, is a psychiatrist who integrates mind-body and natural therapies, mindfulness, and Buddhist therapeutics in his clinical work. He practices general and holistic psychiatry and consults to several colleges and organizations nationally. He serves as a consulting psychiatrist at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing in Minneapolis and lives in Northfield, Minnesota, USA.
David Moen, MD, is principle in a health care strategy and physician leadership consultancy based in Stillwater, Minnesota, USA. Dr. Moen worked within the Fairview Health System in Minneapolis for twenty-five years as an emergency physician and physician leader. Over the last four years he led development of the Fairview Health Network as president and CEO of Fairview Physician Associates and led care model innovation as executive medical director of innovation. He has presented widely on patient-centered care, including a TEDx talk at the University of Minnesota.
Rev. Scott McRae, MDiv, ACPE, Director of Spiritual Care and CPE Supervisor, Park Nicollet Health Services and Methodist Hospital
Susan O’Connor-Von, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing
Colleen Sharka, MA, LMHC, Program Manager and Spiritual Director at Still Harbor: Center for Discernment and Action
Paul Sevett, MA, BC-DMT, LICSW, Board Certified Dance and Movement Therapist, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Before January 15, 2013 - USD $125 (includes midday meal)
After January 15, 2013 - USD $150 (includes midday meal)
2013 Planning Team:
Jenny Bakke, MA, LICSW, Spiritual Director, Medical and Psychiatric Specialty Care Manager, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Mary Hogan, MPS, Executive Director, Claret Center Chicago, Illinois, USA
Lori Mathiowetz, MA, Spiritual Director, Riverbend Spiritual Care, New Ulm, Minnesota, USA
Carolyn Nickerson, MA, MSN, EdD, RN, CNE, Associate Professor, Duquesne University School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Colleen Sharka, MA, LMHC, Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director; Still Harbor, South Boston, MA, USA
Rev. Kevin F. Tripp, MDiv, MA, Lead Chaplain, Sutter Care at Home, Santa Rosa, California, USA
Jan Zeller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, North Park University School of Nursing, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Cultivating Compassion on the River
April 11: Leadership Institute
April 11: Spirituality and Health Care Institute
April 11: Free Community Event
April 12-14: Conference
April 13, 14: Field Trip
April 15: Pilgrimage
April 16-18: Contemplative Retreat