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 WJC7 Session 2 -Advancing Spiritual Care with a Spiritual Legacy Intervention for Patients with Brain Cancer
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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Progressive brain cancer and other neuro-degenerative disorders are accompanied by diminished mental abilities. These changes frequently compromise a patient?s ability to engage in important interpersonal and spiritual tasks associated with the end of life. The article for this webinar reports qualitative findings from a spiritual legacy intervention for use with these patients and their family caregivers. The webinar will describe the intervention and the research being conducted to test its effectiveness for patients and their support person.

Aims for reading this article through the Webinar journal club:
1. Become familiar with the procedures for the Hear My Voice intervention for patients with brain cancer and other neuro-degenerative disorders and their support persons.
2. Become familiar with evidence that persons with brain cancer can have a spiritual perspective about their experience characterized by resilience and a desire to share new found wisdom.
3. To critically examine the developing research about the effectiveness of the Hear My Voice intervention.
4. 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:Piderman, K. M., Egginton, J. S., Ingram, C., Dose, A. M., Yoder, T. J., Lovejoy, L. A., Swanson, S. W., Hogg, J. T., Lapid, M. I., Jatoi, A., Remtema, M. S., Tata, B., S., & Breitkopf, C. R. (2017). I'm still me: Inspiration and instruction from individuals with brain cancer. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 23, 15-33.


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.

When you purchase this webinar recording, you will receive a PDF file with links to watch the recording and access supplemental materials directly from our web page. You'll be able to hear and see the complete presentation, including Q&A with audience (if available).