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This seminar will review some of the few research articles and explore the issues that need to be addressed in order to build a solid foundation for spiritual care in long term care settings.

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1 Lessons
Free

Spiritual caregivers are presented with all forms of spiritual distress. Each spiritual caregiver has developed techniques or ways of relating to persons suffering from various spiritual issues such as grief, loss, loneliness, guilt, shame, any much more. This seminar will explore the use of feelings as a means to enable persons to move to deeper levels of meaning and transformation.

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0 Lessons
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While better understanding and some acceptance of LGBTQ persons has occurred in society, there is still much to be learned in order to extend respectful spiritual care. Spiritual caregivers have a responsibility to educate and advocate for persons of all walks of life and provide leadership in healthcare teams and faith communities in specific needs […]

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3 Lessons
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Diversity is not just a new word in our vocabulary, it is a new way of life. Spiritual caregivers are faced every day with persons from different cultural backgrounds, which includes different faith orientations and “Nones”. Jose Albovias brings rich experience as a chaplain, pastor, and educator and his education in world religions in addressing cross cultural issues.

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3 Lessons
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A special introductory interview with Judith R. Ragsdale, M. Div., Ph.D, Sr. Director of Pastoral Care, Associate Professor, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati, OH, Facilitator, Rick Underwood, M. Div., D. Min., M.S.

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3 Lessons
Free

Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others, a book written by New York Times Best Selling Author, Barbara Brown Taylor will be discussed during our three-week collaborative learning seminar. Taylor tackles the questions, worries, and concerns that arise when we encounter “difference” and “others.”  She explores what is opened and what is revealed when we accept the invitation to investigate all the wonder before us.

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1 Lessons
Free

The Caring Presence Program is a special program divided into two Modules, presented as Lessons, that are designed to educate people to help others through a mind, body and spirit perspective. The CPP, formerly known as the Congregational Care Network is the Oates Institute's online training that provides lay spiritual caregivers with better skills to extend spiritual care to communities of faith and beyond.

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15 Lessons