Spiritual Care in Women's Reproductive Health Conference
Each individual human being has a spiritual nature, a part of life particularly important during times of suffering. This makes spiritual care an integral component of comprehensive healthcare. Certain dramatic complications in women's reproductive health (cancer, maternal death, stillbirth, miscarriage, birth anomalies, and infertility) have tremendous emotional impact on women and their families. Spiritual care involves paying attention to patients' values and beliefs, which requires specific skills and specialized training and experience. A deep emotional relationship founded on trust and confidence is required. Persons attending this conference will learn about the benefits of spiritual care and the important role hospital chaplains play as critical members of the healthcare team.
Nursing and Social Workers
Participants will be able to state how spiritual care augments the biomedical model
Participants will be able to define the relationship between the words spirit and breath
Participants will understand the correlation between breath and how our bodies function
Participants will be able to identify how care of spirt and breath impacts biomedical components
Participants will be able to articulate the value of spiritual care in women's reproductive health
Participants will understand the relationship between stress and human reproduction
Participants will gain sight into the relationship between spiritual well being and functional well being
Participants will appreciate the important role the chaplain plays as a member of the healthcare team
Lawrence M. Nelson MD, MBA
Dianna S. Wentz B.C.C.
Joanne R. Arroyo MA, LPC, CCTP
Rabbi Doris Dyen
Marguerite Duane MD, MHA, FAAFP
Natalie O'Loughlin B.C.C.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Nursing (ANCC) - The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6 contact hours.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 6 continuing education credits.
- 6.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 6.00 Attendance