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SPIRITUAL CARE AND END OF LIFE

LOCATION: MORNING PANEL DISCUSSION AT WOODFORDS CLUB (179 Woodfords St); AFTERNOON 'BREAKOUTS' AT CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN (across Brighton Ave) BOTH IN PORTLAND, MAINE

DATE: SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018

TIME: 9:30 – 4:30 pm

COST*: $50 per person (scholarships available) or register as a group for discounts:
GROUP RATES = $50 for first registration, $25 for second, free for third guest

REGISTRATION: click here

Spiritual Care, found in all cultures and traditions, asks trained spiritual and pastoral care providers to support people through their pain, loss and anxiety, as well as during their triumphs, joys and victories—all within the context of creating personal meaning and exploring spiritual beliefs. Emphasis will be on exploring traditional, modern and innovative approaches to end of life care and well as care for the bereaved and those left behind. This workshop is for anyone interested in this topic. 6 contact hours available for social workers.

MORNING session panel followed by Q&A:  Topics include caregivers’ need to develop self awareness/clarity of beliefs; best/worst pastoral experiences; and recognizing pastoral care begins long before end-of-life care as well as care for those left behind.

o   Rev. Larry Greer (ChIME ’04) – Pastoral Coordinator at Hospice of Southern Maine

o   Rev. Waite Maclin – Retired Episcopal priest, pastoral counselor and organizational consultant

o   Christine Linnehan – Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor; grief counselor and clinical consultant for the Center for Grieving Children

AFTERNOON session, with emphasis on alternative support to end of life, will include three break-out sessions—45 minutes each—with a provider in a small-group format.

o   Rev. Kate Brown (ChIME ’12)– Facilitator of Death Cafes, trained home funeral guide/midwife

o   Rev. Myra Robinson (ChIME ’16) – Member of a bedside singing group, musician and songwriter

o   Catherine Murray – Author and facilitator of the workshop “Writing to Heal”

 

*Funded in part with a grant from the Maine Community Foundation’s Hospice Fund.