Westberg Symposium


The Westberg Institute, in partnership with the Nursing Division of the Spiritual Care Association is proud to present the 2022 Westberg Symposium at the Caring for the Human Spirit ® Conference. Save the Date!


Westberg Symposium 2022


The International Westberg Symposium is the premier gathering of faith community nurses (FCNs) that provides an international platform for nurses who are serving as FCNs or parish nurses in communities around the world.

2022 Westberg Symposium at the Caring for the Human Spirit Conference

For over 36 years, the International Westberg Symposium has brought together the expertise of professionals to provide attendees with an environment that builds knowledge, creates interdisciplinary connections, and inspires innovative delivery of spiritual care. In an increasingly diverse world, the future of faith community nursing is bright and full of hope and color as FCNs embrace the differences in humanity that make each individual important and special as they provide customized wholistic healthcare.

The annual Westberg Symposium is the premier gathering of faith community nurses providing a platform to facilitate the exchange of nursing and spiritual care information, ideas, insights from research, and practical tools for those serving in communities around the world. The purpose of the 2022 symposium is to embrace diversity and emphasize the arts in healthcare. As the world continues to recover from the COVID pandemic it is important to embrace and encourage the bright and colorful future of the specialty practice as faith community nurses provide wholistic care to diverse populations in diverse settings and unique situations. Faith community nurses and those who work with faith community nurses are encouraged to submit a proposal.


Theme: Embracing a Bright Future: Diversity in Faith Community Nursing Practice

Diversity is multifaceted. Culture, race, religion, and practice setting are only a few of the influences faith community nurses combine to provide wholistic care. Along with diversity, the multifaceted aspects of healthcare also influence the future of our specialty practice.


Call for Proposals: Presentations should clearly relate to one of the following focus points:

  1. Positive aspects of addressing diversity that encourage acceptance and mutual support for both the caregiver and the care recipient.
  2. Utilizing the arts in health promotion and healing (art, music, movement, dance, etc.)
  3. Practice settings serving unique populations or providing unique services to promote health equity.
  4. Ideas, examples, and research to move the specialty practice forward to appropriately serve diverse populations.


Outcome: Participants will self-report at least one aspect of diversity and the arts in health promotion and healing that they intend to incorporate into current practice.

Workshops include a 60-minute presentation and a 30-minute question and answer section, for a total of 90 minutes. Posters are visual displays an electronic format.

Deadline for submissions: August 6, 2021

Presenters accepted for the symposium are fully responsible for all registration fees, travel, and hotel expenses.


**You will be taken to the Caring for the Human Spirit ® Conference “submit proposal” webpage. You will be asked to create a login & password before accessing the proposal application form. If you have any questions, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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