Spiritual, Religious and Existential Aspects of Care (Live Webinar)

Includes a Live Event on 10/07/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

Webinar Description

In this live 1-hour presentation, Betty Ferrell will discuss the role of spirituality in palliative care. Spirituality is recognized as a fundamental aspect of compassionate, resident and family-centered palliative care. It is a dynamic and intrinsic aspect of humanity through which individuals seek meaning, purpose, and transcendence, and experience relationship to self, family, others, community, society, and the significant or sacred. Spirituality is expressed through beliefs, values, traditions, and practices. Palliative care interdisciplinary teams (IDT) serve each resident and family in a manner that respects their spiritual beliefs and practices. Teams are also respectful when residents and families decline to discuss their beliefs or accept spiritual support.

This webinar will be streamed live from our 2019 long-term care conference, "Integrating Palliative Care in Continuum of Care Operations." The video will feature both footage of the speaker and the presentation slides.


Continuing Education

Registrants seeking continuing education will be asked to watch the live webinar in full, pass a post-test, and submit an evaluation form. 

  • Administrators (NAB): This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.00 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS— Approval #20201006-1.00-A56430-DL.
  • Catholic Chaplains: The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has approved this program for a total of 1.0 Continuing Education Hours.
  • Dietitians (Registered): This educational program has been approved for 11.0 Continuing Professional Education Hours by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Activity #148694. Learning Need Code (s) # 5390 7100 5100 5460 Performance Indictor(s) # 2.1.1, 8.2.3, 12.2.3, 6.1.2
    This webinar is part of the program “Integrating Palliative Care in Continuum of Care Operations.” People who complete this webinar in full will receive 1.0 Contact Hours.
  • Nurses: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approved Contact Hour(s): 11.0 Program Code #: 002-153-070919. This webinar is part of the program “Integrating Palliative Care in Continuum of Care Operations.” People who complete this webinar in full will receive 1.0 contact hours.
  • Recreation Therapists: The American Therapeutic Recreation Association has reviewed and pre-approved this workshop for up to 1.1 CEUs. ATRA awarded Category B CEUs are not automatically accepted for credit by NCTRC or other professional credentialing organizations. Individual CTRS’s may submit the CEUs to NCTRC for consideration in their individual recertification process. Statistically, 85% of pre-approved ATRA CEU credits are also approved by NCTRC. Workshop # 191008NY
    This webinar is part of the program “Integrating Palliative Care in Continuum of Care Operations.” People who complete this webinar in full will receive 0.1 CEUs. 
  • New York State Social Workers:  Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0265.



More Information

If you have any questions or concerns about registering and attending the webinar, or about continuing education, please contact Tricia Misonznick or Erica Balazs at (518) 537-5000.

Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN

Director and Professor, Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences, City of Hope National Medical Center

Betty Ferrell has been in nursing for 42 years and has focused her clinical expertise and research in pain management, quality of life, and palliative care. Dr. Ferrell is the Director of Nursing Research & Education and a Professor at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and she has over 450 publications in peer-reviewed journals and texts. She is Principal Investigator of a Research Project funded by the National Cancer Institute on “Palliative Care for Patients with Solid Tumors on Phase 1 Clinical Trials” and Principal Investigator of the “End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)” project. She directs several other funded projects related to palliative care in cancer centers and QOL issues. Dr. Ferrell is Co-Chairperson of the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care.   

Dr. Ferrell completed a Masters degree in Theology, Ethics and Culture from Claremont Graduate University in 2007. She has authored eleven books including the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing (5th Edition, 2019) published by Oxford University Press. She is co-author of the text, The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing published in 2008 by Oxford University Press and Making Health Care Whole: Integrating Spirituality into Patient Care (Templeton Press, 2010). In 2013 Dr. Ferrell was named one of the 30 Visionaries in the field by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Health Association.

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