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 WJC7 Session 1, Advancing Spiritual Care with Mechanically Ventilated Patients
Presented by George Fitchett PhD BCC and Sr. Patricia Murphy PhD BCC

1 CE hours, plus reading/study hours - Methodology 8, Research

$63/member; $96/nonmember
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Many chaplains have felt the frustration of trying to communicate with patients in the ICU who are alert but intubated and unable to communicate. The article for this webinar tells the story of how Chaplain Joel Berning developed picture guides to assist his care for these patients. It also describes how he and his colleagues conducted quantitative and qualitative research that examined the effectiveness of this new approach to spiritual care for patients in this situation.

Aims for reading this article through the Webinar journal club:
1. Become familiar with the picture guides developed for spiritual care for mechanically ventilated adults in the ICU.
2. Critically examine the quantitative and qualitative evidence for the effectiveness of picture-guided spiritual care for these patients.
3. To help chaplains develop and maintain research literacy, including the ability to critically read research and, where appropriate, apply the findings in their professional practice.

Reading: Berning, J. N., Poor, A. D., Buckley, S. M., Patel, K. R., Lederer, D. J., Goldstein, N. E., Brodie, D, & Baldwin, M. R. (2016). A novel picture guide to improve spiritual care and reduce anxiety in mechanically ventilated adults in the intensive care unit. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 13, 1333-1342.


George Fitchett PhD BCC is an associate professor and the director of research in the Department of Religion, Health, and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL. He has been a board certified chaplain (Association of Professional Chaplains) and pastoral supervisor (Association for Clinical Pastoral Education) for over 25 years. His book, Assessing Spiritual Needs (Academic Renewal Press, 2002), is a widely used text in clinical and academic training programs. Since 1990, Fitchett has been involved in research examining the relationship between religion and health in a variety of community and clinical populations. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, and published in pastoral, medical, and psychological journals. In 2006, he received the Anton Boisen Professional Service Award from APC

Sr. Patricia Murphy PhD BCC has a doctorate degree in pastoral counseling from Loyola University in Baltimore, MD, and a master's in Christian spirituality from St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO. She is an associate professor, and has taught research and statistics, as well as counseling, for many years at Rush University Medical Center, College of Health Sciences, Chicago, IL. She also is the chaplain for the inpatient psychiatry units at Rush. Murphy's research has examined the role of religious beliefs in adults diagnosed with depression. To learn more about her own work and her work with George Fitchett, go to Research in Religion, Health & Human Values on the Rush Web site.

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