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 16J2 - Truth Be Told: Informant Reliability in Spiritual Assessment and Survey
presented by Timothy Mayhall MDiv BCC and Charles Benjamin Gibson MA

90 minutes (1.5 CE Hours - Methodology 8, Research)
Item Number: WebR160331
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Price: $95.00
Professional chaplains have long assumed that cultures of origin play a significant role in allowing individuals to order and assign meaning to lived experience. In the field of sociology, recent studies in the field of Informant Reliability suggest that individuals in moments of psychosocial stress are apt to structure verbal information and to present self in a way that consistently reflects their cultural identity and ethical archetypes.

In this webinar, a clinical chaplain and a graduate sociologist will discuss Informant Reliability and review a shared survey that suggests that individuals in the outpatient setting are more likely to reveal experiences of spiritual distress to nurses and medical staff than they are to chaplains and pastoral care staff.

This webinar will discuss the implications of Informant Reliability on clinical chaplaincy in the areas of spiritual assessment and survey research, and present tools and strategies intended to compensate for cultural restraints on memory and honesty. These are intended to improve the chaplain's ability to conduct meaningful spiritual assessments and to gather actionable data.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this educational opportunity, participants will be able to:

1. Identify the basic issues surrounding the statistical analysis of Informant/Respondent Reliability and the influence of cultural bias in the context of clinical spiritual assessment and research survey.

2. Discuss the findings of a shared research initiative between sociologists and clinical chaplains focusing upon Informant Reliability in spiritual distress assessments of outpatients recently diagnosed with chronic illness.

3. Utilize tools and strategies intended to increase informant reliability in spiritual assessment and research surveys.

Content Level: Advanced - Research-based


Timothy Mayhall MDiv BCC is a staff chaplain at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, AL. He was instrumental in developing their outpatient pastoral care through IMPACT program for persons with chronic, life-altering illness. Ordained in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, he is a BCCI(TM) board certified chaplain and an APC(TM) member.

Charles Benjamin Gibson MA is a graduate student researcher at the University of California, Irvine. He holds a master of demographic and social analysis degree from UCI and a master of sociology degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

How It Works

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 website. You'll be able to hear and see 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 and visuals are "webcast.