Description: This webinar explores the broad topic of addressing spirituality in patient care, describes the rationale and research that justifies doing so, and examines a “spiritual care team” model that seeks to do this in outpatient and inpatient settings. Of particular focus will be the members of the spiritual care team and their roles (physician, spiritual care coordinator, chaplain, social worker, and office or ward staff). Special attention will be given to the role of the chaplain on the spiritual care team, what the chaplain needs from other team members, and what the chaplain provides to the team.
Presenter: Harold G. Koenig, MD, MHSc is board certified in general psychiatry, and formerly in family medicine, geriatric medicine, and geriatric psychiatry. He is Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University, and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and in the School of Public Health at Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan, China. He has published extensively in the fields of religion and health, with nearly 500 scientific peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and more than 40 books.