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Spirituality and Healthcare Conference: Healing Our Fractured Healthcare

October 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - October 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Free – $105.89

October 11th | Reception and Dr. Zitter Keynote 6:30 pm  (This evening lecture is free)

October 12th | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Lectures & Workshops (There is a charge for the all-day conference: REGISTER HERE)

Dr. Zitter will provide a screening of her Academy Award nominated film, Extremis, and keynote presentation and Q&A with attendees. Copies of her book, Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life will be signed and available to attendees.

Dr. Jessica Nutik-Zitter is a national advocate for improving the way people die in America. She practices the unique combination of Critical and Palliative Care medicine at Highland Hospital, a public hospital in Oakland, California.    “Required reading for every young medical student and every family member wondering how to help the people they love live well to the end.” – Ellen Goodman

Here are the workshops we are offering at this year’s conference.

When purchasing your tickets, you will select one Workshop from each Breakout Session.

1 B R E A K O U T S E S S I O N
Workshop 1: End-of-Life Conversations in 2017: Are We Making Progress? – Margaret Overton, M.D., Craig Hurwitz, M.D., Deborah J. Kaercher, MPH, PhD
Workshop 2: The Effects of Psychological Trauma on Spiritual Development – Gerry Grace, Ph.D, M.Div, Melissa Ramirez, LCSW
Workshop 3: The Spiritual Dynamics of Sickness & Wellness: Exploring Beliefs Through Dialogue – Linda Mockeridge, LCSW
Workshop 4: Spiritual Metrics – Ann Helmke, M.Div

2 B R E A K O U T S E S S I O N
Workshop 1: Moral Injury -Chaplain Kerry Haynes. D.Min., M.Div., BCC/MH. Mental Health Chaplain. San Antonio VA.
Workshop 2: How to Integrate Spirituality into Healthcare Systems -Ann Helmke, M.Div
Workshop 3: Nature Based Soul Care and Healing -Steven Chase, Ph.D
Workshop 4: Collaborations for Children with Chronic Illnesses: Advocating for the Difficult Conversation – M. Danielle Gunter, PhD, RN, CPN

3 B R E A K O U T S E S S I O N
Workshop 1: Healers Need Healing Too- The Neglected Dimension -Peter V. Kuhl, M.Div.,M.D.,FACOG.
Workshop 2: Issues of Faith and Diversity in Healthcare -Rajam Ramamurthy, MD Professor Emeritus. Department of Pediatrics UT Health
Workshop 3: Have You Had the Talk?  -Dr. Phillip D. Williams, Rev. Judith Rhodes – The Church of Reconciliation, Rabbi Mara Nathan – Temple-Bethel, Chaplain Phillip Williams – Community Bible Church, Darwin Huartson- Community Education -Porter Loring
Workshop 4: Cultural Perspectives on End-of-Life and Palliative Care Conversations -Dr. Mark Clark, Ana P. Bendana MST, RN, CHPN, Anil T. Mangla, MS, PhD, MPH, FRSPH, Danielle Gunter, PhD, RN, C, Lubna Naeem, M.D.


8:30 Medical Education as an Agent of Change -Robyn L. Phillips-Madson, Founding Dean of UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine

1:30 Integrating Art, Spirituality and Health -Maripat Munley RN, MPH, MA, ATR-BC

Each class offered will count for 1 CME, CNU, CEU for LMSW, LCSW, LPC or LMFT Credit



October 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
October 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Free – $105.89
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The Final Acts Project
Oblate School of Theology
UT Health San Antonio


Whitley Center, Oblate School of Theology
285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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