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2014 Chaplain Symposium: Aligning Chaplaincy with Emerging Health Care Realities

Hosted by Association of Professional Chaplains

We invite you to join us to view the symposium online at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Complimentary lunch and parking validation will be provided to registered participants.

The symposium will be presented to a live audience at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  Join colleagues for an outstanding program exploring current topics and future trends in health care chaplaincy. 
The Journey to Health Reform and Its Implications for Chaplains looks at the Affordable Care Act and the resultant Accountability Care Organizations, seeking to separate reality and fact from spin and fiction. The second half of this presentation will explore "so what?" for chaplains; how are we impacted directly and indirectly as individuals and a profession?
Kathleen Harrington and Rev. Elizabeth Larson ACPE

HCAHPS 101 for Chaplains: What Is It, Why Is It so Important and How Can Chaplains Make a Positive Impact? Explores the relatively new Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems that impacts acute care settings as a kind of apples-to-apples comparison database available online for all to see. This presentation will describe what it is, how chaplains can have an impact on the scores for their institutions, and other potential implications for chaplaincy care relating to HCAHPS.
Jana Troutman-Miller, M.A., BCC
These Changing Times: Integrating Chaplaincy into Hospital Systems and Culture seeks to give chaplains concrete tools that can help them navigate, or even excel, in times of great change and stress for their institutions and systems. This presentation will help chaplains articulate their role within the ever-changing system of health care, and give them tools to not only survive the changes but also potentially expand their role.
Rev. Ronald Oliver, Ph.D., BCC
Wellness and How Chaplains Can Promote It is about how all of these stressors can impact not only chaplains but also the entire system. An overview of wellness and the neuropsychology of stress will be provided. Then the presentation will explore how chaplains are in a unique role to be able to model, empower and equip those with whom they work to care for themselves while serving the patients and families in their care.
Amit Sood, M.D., MSc, FACP
Register online by clicking below or call 202-537-4084.

Space is very limited and if you are unable to attend, please contact the Pastoral Care office by calling the number above or email


Thursday, March 06, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM


Sibley Memorial Hospital, Ground Floor, Imaging Services Conference Room
5255 Loughboro Rd. NW
Washington, DC

Registration for this event is closed.

If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this event, please contact the Pastoral Care office at 202-537-4084 and you will be notified if another space opens up.  

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