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 Providing Spiritual Care for Families and Children at the End of Life
presented by Elizabeth A. Keene MA FT ACC

90 minutes (1.5 CE hours)

This is an AUDIO ONLY recording
$35/member; $65/nonmember
Item Number: 1409WebAR
Shipping Weight: 0lbs. 0oz.
Price: $65.00
Caring for seriously ill children can present special challenges for chaplains. This session will explore the unique aspects of spiritual care for children facing serious illness, as well as suggested interventions to support patients and their families. This session will also discuss the impact of this sacred work on chaplains and other health care professionals.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this educational opportunity, participants will:
1. Understand spiritual concerns for children with life-threatening conditions
2. Identify the psychological, social and spiritual impact of the death of a child on bereaved parents
3. Be equipped with recommended spiritual care interventions to support children and families
Who should attend: chaplains, palliative care teams

Content level: Basic - introduction to


Elizabeth A. Keene MA FT ACC is the vice president of Mission Integration at St. Mary's Health System in Lewiston, ME. She is an associate certified chaplain with the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc., and a fellow in thanatology: death, dying and bereavement, with the Association for Death Education and Counseling. In 2003, she received the Shirley Alford Award for Compassionate Care from Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Her papers on pediatric palliative care and bereavement have been published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Nursing, Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and other journals.

How it Works

When you purchase this audio recording, you will receive a PDF file with links to listen to the recording and access supplemental materials directly from our website. You'll be able to hear the complete presentation, including Q&A with the audience. To participate, all that is needed is a computer with Internet access and speakers, as the presentation audio is "webcast."