The Soul and Science of Caregiving

Friday, April 22, 2016: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Chesapeake 7-9 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 2nd Level
Richard Groves, MA, MDiv, JCL, Sacred Art of Living Education and Retreat Center, Bend, OR and Kevin Dieter, Summa Health System, Akron, OH
There is unprecedented research on the intersection of science, technology and the humanities (healing arts) at the end of life. Hospices of the future will be distinguished by how well they are able to offer new models of care that better address how psycho-social wellness and suffering contribute to illness, healing and well-being -- both for care providers and those they care for. This session offers research highlighting some remarkable best practices that will define the cutting-edge health care institutions of the future. These practices include organizational/management paradigms as well as patient plans of care.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the key factors that are influencing the future of end-of-life caregiving organizations
2. Relate three examples of where the intersection of the soul and science of end-of-life care is being impacted by fresh scientific research
3. Demonstrate how the soul and science of caregiving benefits both caregiver employees and those they serve

CE/CME: Counselor, Nurse, Physician and Social Worker