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“Respecting Diverse Religious Traditions at End of Life” Conference to be held at Holy Spirit Hospital

Posted: 18 May 2011

Holy Spirit Hospital and the National Association of Catholic Chaplains are hosting a professional enrichment conference entitled "Respecting Diverse Religious Traditions at End of Life" in June. The conference will be held on Friday, June 3, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pa. The speaker will be David A. Lichter, D.Min., executive director of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains and current chair of the Spiritual Care Collaborative's Steering Committee. Lichter also teaches business ethics and non-western religions at Cardinal Stritch University's College of Business and Management in Milwaukee, WI.

            Attendees will gain perspectives on the major religious traditions' understandings of the end of human life, including Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity/Catholicism. They will learn about diverse religious practices and traditions that support end of life beliefs. And, they will be able to exchange with one another their own experiences and practices in accompanying families and the loved ones of different religious traditions at the end of life.

            The cost to attend the full-day conference is $45. Morning refreshments, lunch, and an afternoon snack are included. 5.0 CEHs are offered. Nurses can receive CEUs.

Please visit the NACC website at http://www.nacc.org/resources/edops.asp#3jun2011 to learn more about the program and to download a registration form. Please contact Sister Margaret Washington, ASC, Holy Spirit Hospital Pastoral Care, at 717-972-4255 or SWashington@hsh.org or Jeanine Annunziato at 414-483-4898 or jannunziato@nacc.org to let them know you are registering. Registration and payment must be received by May 25.