Volunteer Interfaith Spiritual Caregiver Training Offered at Asante
Would you like to volunteer to help patients and families with spiritual support in a hospital setting? Or do you already visit at the hospital for your church or organization, but would like to improve your spiritual care skills? The Spiritual Care Department at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center is offering an interactive, experiential, two-day Interfaith Spiritual Caregiver training on March 20 and 21.
The training is designed for:
- People who are interested in volunteering as interfaith spiritual caregivers for Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
- Clergy who want to improve their pastoral skills
- Lay church members who visit sick, dying, and shut-in patients
- Students needing additional class hours
Participants will learn about the skills needed to provide spiritual care to all people regardless of their faith or beliefs, and they will explore their own spiritual capacity to provide that care.
The training will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Smullin Health Education Center on the Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center campus in Medford, Oregon. There is no fee.
Thursday, March 20 Topics
- Spirituality, Faith, and Healthcare
- Spiritual Assessment
- Healing Presence
- Spiritual and Cultural Diversity
- Theories and Concepts of Grief
Friday﹐March 21 Topics
- What is Patient and Family Centered Care?
- The Spiritual Psychology of the Dying Patient
- The Do’s and Don’ts of Hospital Chaplaincy
- Being With Patients
- Spiritual Care in the Hospital Setting
Additional workshops will be available for those who decide to continue learning about interfaith spiritual care.
Class size is limited to 20 people, and the registration deadline is March 14.
Contact instructor Larry Blight, lead chaplain at Asante Rogue Regional at 541-789-3780 or by e-mail at email@example.com to register.