Implementing Spiritual Care With-in the Interdisciplinary Clinical Team.”
Keynote Lecture Theme: “Collaboration”
by Bonnie Weaver Battey, Ph.D., R.N.
Texas Chaplains’ Workshop, October 22-25, 2012 Hunt, Texas
While Gallup Poll reports the U.S. has most overtly religious population of any country in the western world and that people want their spirituality to be addressed in the context of receiving health care, research by Balboni et al report only 10% of patients dying of cancer in seven major cancer hospitals in the U.S. reported receiving spiritual care. Sixty percent reported receiving none or minimal care. The purpose of this workshop was to identify barriers to providing spiritual care by the interdisciplinary clinical team, i.e. chaplains, nurses, doctors, and other professional health care providers.
Lecture Objectives Are:
To Define for Holistic Health, Spirit, Spirituality, Spiritual Care, Consumers Opinions, and Collaboration.
Review Historical Influences and Current Status
Consider Diverse Perspectives of Spiritual Care of Research, Medical, Allied Health & Nursing Education & Practices, Hospital Administrators & Care-Giver Managers, Chaplains, and other disciplines supporting patients and their families .
To analyze equations for Holistic Health:
Holistic Health = Environment x (Mind x Body x Spirit)
To analyze equations for collaboration:
Collaboration = ? Diversity + ?Fellowship Environment.
To relate to a variety of theories, including Principle of Relativity, Belief systems,
Communication, Situational Leadership, and many others.
To share pre-publication findings of surveys of RNs regarding spiritual care practices
To recommend potential interventions to improve spiritual care of patients and
The five lecture series are available as a conference recording on a CD for use on computers only; this conference recording is designed to be projected on screens for classroom use. A second CD provides a handout consisting of an outline of the lectures and list of references cited. The power point files of the slides accompanying the lectures may be printed as an additional handout for professional audiences and/or for educational contexts.
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