Spiritual Care by the Numbers: Measuring Productivity and Outcomes in Spiritual Care

Friday, May 1, 2015: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Chesapeake 7-9 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 2nd Level
Primary Presenter:
C. Brandon Brewer, MDiv , Hospice of the Chesapeake, Pasadena, MD
The future of Chaplaincy/Spiritual Care holds significant opportunities to develop and embrace innovative strategies for measuring productivity of spiritual caregivers that aid in the improvement of patient satisfaction; increase visibility and effectiveness; identify and eliminate wasteful practices and assists leaders to gain a more comprehensive grasp of spiritual care services chaplains provide. This session will highlight best practices in evidence based spiritual care. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary team process and productivity, it is crucial that measurable areas of the spiritual care discipline be identified and utilized as evaluative tools for spiritual care staffing models, industry standards, education and the provision of spiritual care to patients and their loved ones.

Learning Objectives:
1. List several benchmarks used to develop a system of data collection and reporting of productivity and outcomes in spiritual care
2. Discuss opportunities and challenges associated with tracking productivity in spiritual care
3. Integrate a variety of tools and practical strategies for implementing a spiritual care productivity analysis

CE/CME: Counselor and Social Worker
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