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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Bereavement Follow-Up Care and Quality Improvement Research: Chaplains Can Do Both
Event Details
Date(s): August 19, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM  CT - 2:30 PM  CT
Organization Details
Organization: Association of Professional Chaplains
Contact Phone: 8472401014
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Bereavement Follow-Up Care and Quality Improvement Research: Chaplains Can Do Both
presented by Rev. Anita L. Renahan-White MDiv MPH BCC-PCHAC and Chuck Christie MDiv BCC 
Date & Time
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  Central 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Mountain
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Pacific
10:00 am - 11:30 am Alaska
8:00 am - 9:30 am Hawaii
90 minutes (1.5 CE hours
Based on a Chaplain-led bereavement program for the next of kin (NOK) of patients who have died on the Palliative Care Service.  The program has a two-pronged purpose: First, to provide chaplain-led bereavement care to families of the Palliative Care Service.  Second, to retain, gather and sort data gleaned from bereavement care to identify quality improvement opportunities in EOL care by the Palliative Care Team and the Medical Center. The webinar will discuss the steps in designing, implementing, and evaluating a care initiative with a quality research component.  Participants will have the opportunity to imagine their own care/quality initiatives.
Learning Objectives
  • Describe steps in designing and implementing a Quality Improvement Initiative.
  • Imagine the implementation and practical application of a Chaplain-led Bereavement Follow-up Project with a Quality Research Component.
  • Begin planning their own care/quality initiative.
Please Register by Monday, August 17, 2020

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. Anita L. Renahan-White is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She serves as a part-time minister for a local congregation where she teaches, preaches, and nurtures the ongoing life and ministry of the church through pastoral care and outreach. She is a Board-ertified Chaplain and has been granted Palliative Care and Hospice Advanced Certification (BCCI). She is currently working as the primary chaplain on a hospital-based palliative care team, and she serves on healthcare committees including the ethics council, cancer committee, and breast program leadership subcommittee. As part of a transdisciplinary palliative care team, she ensures quality care and addresses the spiritual needs of patients, family members, and hospital staff. Anita is a recipient of the 2019 Northside Hospital Gwinnett/Duluth Ancillary Excellence Award for Excellence in Teamwork. She is also affiliate faculty for the California State University Shiley Institute for Palliative Care. Anita received her BA, MPH, and MDiv from Emory University. She also successfully completed the Essentials of Palliative Care Chaplaincy Certificate, CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care course. Having spent her early career in clinical healthcare, healthcare IT, and public health informatics, Anita is currently committed to ministering in ways that reflect her passion for the holistic health (spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, and social) of the community. Anita lives in Decatur, Georgia, with her husband Jay. She enjoys running, hiking, walking, and watching all sports - especially college football and basketball.

Chuck Christie, has been a caplain with Gwinnett Medical Center (now Northside Hospital Gwinnett) since 1989. In 2016 Chuck became the Director of Chaplaincy.  After seminary and before chaplaincy training Chuck lived in North Georgia building log homes, working as a timber framer and carpenter.  Returning to ministry, Chuck completed a CPE Residency at Georgia Baptist Medical Center, 1988-89. CPE was followed by a residency in pastoral counseling.  Chuck maintained a part-time counseling practice for ten years serving individuals, couples and families in addition to his duties as chaplain. Chuck is most interested in creativity in chaplaincy exploring not only new and novel approaches to bedside and trauma care but also extending chaplaincy into staff care and the community.  Along with Chaplain Bob Duvall, Chuck created a grief workshop for men using timber framing as a metaphor for grief work.  “Working with the Grain” was a work experience for grieving men who gathered to build a pavilion in honor and memory to those they had lost.  Northside Hospital Gwinnett and Northside Hospital Glancy Rehabilitation Campuses both have pavilions as a result of Chaplain Duvall and Christie’s creativity in chaplaincy.  Over the years Chuck has assisted in creating and conducting grief groups in Gwinnett County High Schools and reached out to the community for crisis interventions with businesses and Gwinnett County Fire and Police services.  Chuck serves as liaison with the Gwinnett County Fire Department’s Critical Incident Stress Management team.  A large part of Chuck’s ministry is in the area of staff care where he has helped create a ‘Tea for the Soul’ program of serving fresh tea to staff as a moment of relaxation and reflection.  Other forms of staff care come in the form of Critical Incident Stress Management and the creative use of ritual in associate memorials and the marking of special occasions. Chuck lives in Loganville, GA, with his wife, Darlene, and enjoys weight training, mountain and gravel biking, writing and wood working.  Chuck and Darlene have two adult sons:  Matthew, a Gwinnett County Fire Fighter, married to Holly Becker with daughters, Ryleigh and Blakely.  Andrew is married to Kristen Arp with son, Jacob and is a Football Coach in Gwinnett County Georgia.

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.
• Internet Browsers:  Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or later, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or Windows Edge browser.
• Stable Internet Connection, DSL or above:  100kbps for video transmission, 300kbps for screen sharing and remote control, 500kbps to ensure fluidity of all services.
• Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Mac OS X v10.4 or higher, Linux, Solaris.
• Adobe Flash Player 13.0 or newer:
• Computer Speakers
The link below will test your system to make sure you are running the most recent version of Adobe Flash Player and to make sure it is not being blocked by your network.
The "Connectivity" line should have a green check mark. If it does not please contact your network administrator to allow TelSpanWeb access to port RTMPE 1935. This will allow your Adobe Flash Player to run properly through TelSpanWeb. "Application Sharing" 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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