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Identifying & Addressing Spiritual Distress & Suffering
Thursday, January 26, 2023, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Category: Workshop

Spiritual distress and suffering are a clear indication of the need for immediate, skillful intervention. The spiritual caregiver's expertise is vital in alleviating distress quickly. Learn how to address spiritual distress and suffering as part of ongoing, high-quality hospice care.

Live Webinar - January 26, 2023 at 3:00 PM Eastern
On-Demand recording also available

Webinar Details:

Distress is defined as 'extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain' according to Oxford Languages. It is critical to respond skillfully and directly when people are suffering or in distress. Medicare is clear that we are to provide spiritual counseling, and spiritual anguish is an example where supportive interventions are generally not an adequate response. This is the third webinar in a three-part series. It will explore methods to assess both spiritual distress and suffering. It will utilize and apply counseling techniques and interventions from the previous webinar Counseling Techniques & Interventions for Spiritual Caregivers to common hospice scenarios and potentially challenging situations. Key concepts from trauma-informed care to address trauma-related distress will also be incorporated.

After This Webinar, You'll Be Able To:

  • Define spiritual distress as it relates to terminal illness
  • Define suffering as it applies to the work of spiritual caregivers
  • Discuss how suffering and distress can influence pain and symptom management outcomes
  • Examine two methods used to assess distress and suffering
  • Translate assessment results into spiritual acuity ratings
  • Apply trauma-informed care interventions to case examples

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