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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

On Demand Spiritual Care with Oncology Patients
Event Details
Date(s): May 11, 2021
Time: 1:30 PM  CT - 3:00 PM  CT
Organization Details
Organization: Association of Professional Chaplains
Contact Phone: 8472401014
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On Demand Spiritual Care with Oncology Patients
presented by Beth Muehlhausen PhD MDiv BCC and Christa Chappelle MDiv BCC
Date & Time
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  Central 
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Mountain
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Pacific
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Alaska
8:30 am - 10:00 am Hawaii
90 minutes (1.5 CE hours
Ascension Health (AH) has developed "On Demand Spiritual Care" which uses technologies and methods that connect people across physical distances in order to provide spiritual care in all settings across the continuum of care. This workshop will share findings from an AH system-wide spiritual care research project (5 states/8 hospitals) designed to learn how chaplain interventions using on demand technologies affected the religious/spiritual well being of patients with some form of cancer. Findings will be shared regarding the level of religious/spiritual well being identified by the patients at the beginning and end of the study. Common patterns and themes that emerged from interviews with patients will be discussed. Implications for addressing the religious/spiritual needs of outpatient oncology patients will be discussed.
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss "On Demand Spiritual Care" as an innovative means for reaching patients outside the acute care setting.
  • Discuss findings from a research project designed to provide spiritual care to oncology patients outside of the traditional hospital setting
  • Discuss the implications for chaplains providing spiritual care to oncology patients outside of the inpatient setting.
Please Register by Friday, May 9, 2021

Registration by the published deadline is required to ensure that participants receive handouts, login information and pre-reading materials, if any, in sufficient time before the webinar.

Rev. Beth Muehlhausen PhD MDiv BCC LCSW, is a full time spiritual care researcher with Ascension. She has clinical experience as a chaplain and social worker. She is an ordained minister with the Christian Church Disciples of Christ. She received her M.Div. from Christian Theological Seminary and her Ph.D. in social work from Indiana University. She has been leading research projects for the past five years, including two system wide Ascension projects spanning several states. She (representing Ascension) is currently collaborating with Transforming Chaplaincy on two COVID-19 pandemic research projects. She is on the faculty of Transforming Chaplaincy, teaching qualitative methods at summer camp. She is primarily a qualitative researcher specializing in hermeneutic phenomenology methodology. She is a published author having recently had her manuscript "Patients' and Loved Ones' Expectations of Chaplain Services" accepted by the Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy.
Rev. Christa Chappelle MDiv BCC, works as a full-time chaplain for Ascension Providence in Waco, TX. She has been at Ascension Providence for 7 years. She currently covers Neurology, MedSurg, the CHF Clinic, and represents spiritual care on several committees. Endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, she currently holds a Bachelor of Arts from UNC Asheville and a Master of Divinity from Wake Forest University School of Divinity. She has participated in a number of research projects with Ascension; two related to On Demand Spiritual Care and two related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to participating in projects, she helped design and lead on projects as well as analyze data. Her current focus is hermeneutic phenomenological qualitative research.

How It Works
To participate, all that is needed is a computer with Internet access and speakers, as the presentation audio and visuals are "webcast." Our webinars are priced per computer terminal, not per participant. That means you can invite as many colleagues to join you as can fit in your conference room or cluster around your computer. As a participant, you will be able to interact with the presenters, who will ask questions of the audience and answer questions posed by participants.
System Requirements
As a Best Practice, we highly recommend;

  • An Ethernet connected computer for best connectivity and listening experience. You may experience some buffering of audio on lower bandwidth wireless connections.
  • Chrome v50 or higher (recommended for best performance), Safari 12.1 or higher, Firefox 49.x or higher.
  • A stable Internet connection, DSL or above: 500kbps or higher to ensure fluidity of all services.
  • Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OS X v10.8 or higher, Linux, Solaris.
  • Computer Speakers (for participants listening over the computer)

The link below will test your system to make sure it is compatible with the current version of the TelSpan viewer and to make sure it is not being blocked by your network. Please make sure you complete the system check before accessing the webinar.

Please click the following System Test link: 

All the lines should have a green check mark, with the exception of the webcam line, which can be red or green. If any lines except the webcam line are red, please contact your network administrator to allow TelSpanWeb access the following ports:

  • WEB SERVER: https traffic on port 443.
  • SIGNALING SERVER: https traffic on port 443 (recently changed from port 80).
  • MEDIA SERVER API: https traffic on port 443.
This will allow TelSpan to work properly.

"Webcam Access" applies only to presenters, so if you see a red "X," that's OK.

If you have any further questions or concerns, or if you do not have computer speakers, please contact APC at for assistance.
You will receive an e-mail confirmation upon completion of the online registration and payment process. Instructions for logging into the webinar will be e-mailed to all participants two business days before the event.
Cancellation Policy
The registration fee (minus a $20 nonrefundable processing charge) will be refunded up to five (5) business days of the scheduled event. APC® reserves the right to cancel the program within five (5) business days of the scheduled event, if an insufficient number of people register. In case of APC cancellation, all registration fees will be refunded.

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