Resource for Spiritual Care: Healthcare Chaplaincy Network

Introducing…Healthcare Chaplaincy Network

Thank you to Susan Erlewine, MSN, RN-BC (Yes, the “RN-BC” means she’s Faith Community Nurse certified by the ANCC!…Can I hear a Congratulations!?) for sharing this wonderful resource for us to further develop our provision of spiritual care.

Susan shared with us the Healthcare Chaplaincy Network‘s upcoming 2015 conference, Caring for the Human Spirit: Integrating Spiritual Care in Health Care, “designed for physicians, nurses, chaplains, social workers, and other professionals interested in the integration of spiritual care in healthcare.”

Held in Orlando, Florida from April 20-22, 2015, this conference is also available real-time via webcast for organizations wishing to educate their staff and disseminate knowledge on spiritual care in health care.

Keynote and plenary speakers include renowned experts in the fields of palliative care, spiritual care and nursing research: Liliana De Lima, Betty Ferrell, George Handzo, Christina Puchalski, Karen Steinhauser and John Swinton.

Photo courtesy Lynn Price

Photo courtesy Lynn Price

I decided to investigate their website as well, to see what this organization has to offer besides what looks to be a stellar conference.

On their About page, you’ll find…

HealthCare Chaplaincy Network is a national health care organization that helps people faced with illness, suffering and grief find comfort and meaning regardless of religion or beliefs.

HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN) is a 501(c)3 national health care organization that helps people faced with illness, suffering and grief find comfort and meaning in hospitals, online, and elsewhere — whoever they are, whatever they believe, wherever they are. Our mission is to advance the integration of spiritual care in health care through clinical practice, research, and education in order to improve patient experience and satisfaction.

HCCN has been caring for the human spirit since 1961. Today, we are a leader in providing compassionate spiritual care in hospitals, online, and elsewhere and a catalyst for education and research.

Interesting and useful offerings include:

Photo courtesy Lynn Price

Photo courtesy Lynn Price

 One unique service of special mention is Chaplains On Hand, offered free of charge to anyone in need.

ChaplainsOnHandTM is the first-ever professional quality online service to provide spiritual comfort for people who are seriously ill and their caregivers – whoever they are, whatever they believe, wherever they are. It includes ChatWithAChaplain, which lets people in spiritual distress connect with a professional chaplain.

I look forward to seeing what will be in their upcoming Spiritual Tools section…

HealthCare Chaplaincy Network is thrilled to offer spiritual tools and resources relevant to your chaplaincy practice. Over the course of the coming weeks, we will roll-out these products and hope you will visit soon!

These are downloadable flyers from their website for you to share with your faith community or others that you think may be interested…

This organization has much to offer the faith community nurse and health ministry community!

If you have experienced any of their educational courses, conferences, publications, or services, please let us know what you think in the comments below (where it says “What are your thoughts on this?”).

 

photo from public domain

photo from public domain

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About courtholmes

Nurse Practitioner, Faith Community Nurse, Parish Nurse, Certified Wound Specialist, DNP Student at Quinnipiac University, Social Media Enthusiast... Passionate about integrating faith and health! CT Faith Community Nurses on Twitter @CTFCN

Posted on November 12, 2014, in Continuing Education, Current Events, Education, For You, Professional Development, Resources, Spiritual and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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