Registration is due Thursday, March 1, for the day-long “Spirituality of Being a Health Care Professional” scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Chiara Center on the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Motherhouse campus in Springfield.
Open to all, the seminar will be of special interest to healthcare professionals, physicians, nurses, Pastoral Care staff, ancillary care providers, social workers and students.
The program is sponsored by the Chiara Center and Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS); St. Joseph’s in Breese is sponsored by HSHS and the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis.
Presenters include David P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD, FACP, a Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics in the Department of Medicine and Divinity School and associate director with the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago; Kathy J. Booker, PhD, RN, a School of Nursing professor at Millikin University in Decatur; and Rhea Emmer, CSA, DMin., RN, director of RISEN (Re-Investing Spirituality and Ethics in Our Networks), a program in applied spirituality for health care professionals in Fond du Lac, Wis.
The goal of the program is to increase understanding about the importance of health care providers maintaining spiritual centeredness so they can deliver compassionate care. Contact hours will be available.
Cost is $75 and pre-registration is required as space is limited. An e-mail confirmation will be sent when registration and payment are received.
To register, mail form (available under Featured Events at www.chiaracenter.org), with payment by March 1 to Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, c/o Accounting, PO Box 19431, Springfield, IL 62794-9431.