Cultural Humility and Native American Culture will be the theme of this summer in the Big Sky Country of Billings, Montana at St. Vincent Healthcare, where I will teach Clinical Pastoral Education to chaplains, seminarians and clergy of various faith traditions. For three months, we will care for patients/families and visit different Native American reservations to learn from “the living human document,” as the founder of CPE Anton Boisen described. For me, this will be a Spiritual DNA trip to return to the Crow reservation, where my father was raised. If you are interested, consider applying to the Rev. Wes Montgomery at TriCities Chaplaincy. Phone: 509-783-7416, ext. 2018
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I will be speaking at Caring for the Human Spirit Conference, sponsored by HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, in San Diego on Monday, April 11th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. My co-researchers Dr. Laura Dunn and Chaplain Allison Kestenbaum, who also studied Spiritual AIM with advanced stage cancer patients in palliative care, will be co-presenting. Participants will be able to:
1. Understand Spiritual AIM, which includes outcomes’ and utilize the new manual to learn this model in a fresh way
2. Understand the process of creating a manual to teach Spiritual AIM
3. Develop an awareness of previous qualitative and quantitative research findings from a mixed-methods study of Spiritual AIM and current/future research, including manualizing the model and teaching it to professional chaplains
4. Learn about next steps in research
For more information, go to: http://www.healthcarechaplaincy.org
I will teach at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Standard time on WebX. If you would like a primer on the Spiritual Assessment and Intervention Model, email: [email protected] to sign up. Participants in the webinar can ask questions via live chat and will receive a certificate of completion and a copy of our first research paper in advance. This is the second in a three-part Grand Rounds series on Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy.
You will receive the article “Spiritual AIM and the Work of the Chaplain: A Model for Assessing Spiritual Needs and Outcomes in Relationships.” Spiritual AIM is a well articulated model of chaplain-patient relationships, which includes assessments, several matching pathways of interventions and outcomes indicating healthy spirituality. George Fitchett has called this model “a masterpiece.” I am so pleased and truly grateful for his remark.
The meeting of the ICPCC occurs from October 15 – 21, 2015 at:
The Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA. 94101
Laura Dunn, M.D., Chaplain and ACPE Supervisor Allison Kestenbaum and I will be giving a workshop twice – on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 17th, and on Monday afternoon, Oct. 19th. The topic is “Spiritual Care in Outpatient Palliative Care: Comparison of Patients of Various Faith and Cultural Backgrounds with Advanced Cancer.” Please go to www.icpcc2015.org for more information.
I will be speaking about Spiritual Care Research and the Spiritual Assessment and Intervention Model (AIM) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be an informal discussion over lunch following that.
Institute for Buddhist Studies
2140 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA. 94704
I will be speaking at the Center for the Advancement of Palliative Care Annual Meeting on Spiritual Care Research with Palliative Care patients.
The conference is called: “Pathways to Quality Palliative Care.”
November 13 – 15, 2014
Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819