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Assessment of Spiritual Suffering is organized by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and will be held on Oct 11, 2018. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Webinar Description :
Just as physical pain signals an injury to the physical body, spiritual suffering can be seen as an indication that one or more spiritual needs is threatened or going unmet. Spiritual suffering is often found clearly in hospice and palliative care when individuals are unable to find sources of meaning, hope, love, peace, comfort, strength and connection in life. This Webinar will explore the components of spiritual distress, ways in which to assess for its presence, identify interventions to be incorporated into the work of the chaplain and other members of the interdisciplinary team, and suggest appropriate documentation in the patient plan of care.

Webinar Objectives :
At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Describe ways in which spiritual suffering can be experienced including the impact of variation in religious, spiritual, and cultural background and experience
• Articulate a method by which a spiritual assessment can include the elements of identifying and measuring spiritual suffering
• Discuss interventions for spiritual suffering that can be employed by the spiritual care provider, documented in the patient chart, and addressed collaboratively with other members of the interdisciplinary team

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

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Hospice and Palliative Medicine

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National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

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