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The purpose of this course is to examine how the healthcare professional’s spiritual and religious makeup influences the role he or she plays in the field of hospice. In studying the fabric of knowledge that transcends science, the course neither labels one religion or practice as good or bad, nor does it deny any claims of spiritual experiences or awakenings. The primary objective of this course is to lay credence to the psychological and cultural factors on spiritual and religious development, and to understand its strengths and limitations as it interacts with the prioritizing value hospice takes in serving a religiously diverse community. Questions the study will entertain here are as follows:
While the subject of spirituality or religion is often handed down in hospice to the chaplain, every discipline is still at the forefront of the tugs and pulls fueled by one’s set of beliefs. Thus while this course can benefit all the disciplines, including the chaplain, the audience here is primarily the licensed nurse.
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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Spiritual and Religion: Shades of Meaning
Chapter 3: Cultural and Psychological Constructs of a Belief System
Chapter 4: The Role of Absolutes and Their Impact on Relationships
Chapter 5: Examples of Beliefs Interfering with Hospice Care
Chapter 6: How to Maintain Spiritual Beliefs in Check without Compromise
Chapter 7: Resources
Kevin Quiles, M.Div, M.A., LPC, NCC has 15 years of hospice experience and over a decade of training in community service. He attained a Masters of Divinity Degree in 1995 and his Master of Arts Degree in Community Counseling in 2011. Having provided spiritual care to a religiously and culturally diverse audience, Kevin specializes on spirituality, spiritual growth and development, and spiritual counseling.Read Full Bio