Granger Westberg Keynote Address:
Presenting: Tracking the Perennial Tradition Creates an Alternative Orthodoxy
When we look at the history of spiritual care and healing, the same themes keep emerging across religions and cultures. They are issues of how to move from doctrinal belief into actual practice. One primary theological application method is the practice of cultivating a contemplative mind.
- Consider the concept of praxis commonalities across religions and cultures
- Describe the practice of cultivating a contemplative mind
- List options for integrating a contemplative mind into personal and professional practice
Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Presenting: Exploring the Edge State of Engagement and Burnout
Consultant, Educator and Facilitator, Henri Nouwen Society
Presenting: The Essence of Providing Spiritual Care
Reflecting on the works of Henri Nouwen and others, this session explores the concepts of care, compassion, spirituality, spiritual care, and spiritual distress. Highlights include a review of Shane Sinclair’s work on compassion and the health care provider model of compassion, the work of Tervalon and Garcia regarding cultural humility vs. cultural competency, and Henri’s Nouwen’s work on being a wounded healer and other supporting information. It also looks at the work of Dr. Christina Puchalski and the FICA tool, other assessment tools available for spiritual care, and resources available including the Health Care Chaplaincy Cultural and Spiritual Sensitivity Module.
Director, Duke Center for Healthcare Safety & Quality Duke University Health System
Presenting: Thriving vs. Surviving During Times of Change: The Science of Enhancing Resilience
Chaplain, Thomas Palliative Care Unit at VCU Massey Cancer Center
Presenting: Bridging the Divide: Chaplaincy in the Secular Age
The profession of chaplaincy is entering a new chapter, but divisions among us challenge the legitimacy of our field by preventing us from meeting the needs of many care recipients that could be served. As the population gets more secular, a new identity must emerge to reflect that. This session will address those divides and explore the impact within the walls of the profession and in the community.