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Samaritan Hosts 3rd Annual Educational Workshop on End-of-Life Issues from a Catholic Perspective
Now and At the Hour of Our Death 2012, Samaritan’s 6th annual educational workshop on end-of-life issues from a Catholic perspective, will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Resurrection Parish in Delran, N.J. from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Treading on Sacred Ground: Ministry of Compassionate Relating is presented by Via Lucis - The Samaritan Ministry for Catholic Patients and Families and is in collaboration with The Diocese of Camden and The Diocese of Trenton – Department of Pastoral Care.
This workshop will focus on the privilege of relating to seriously ill patients and their families, discuss the concept and significance of “presence” as a healing modality, and provide insight, sources and tips on coping with compassion fatigue.
Keynote speaker Beverly Musgrave, Ph.D. is a former assistant professor and co-director of pastoral counseling and spiritual care at the Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education (GSRRE). She will speak on “Treading on Sacred Ground – Ministry of Compassionate Relating.”
Dr. Musgrave brings rich experience as a counselor, hospital chaplain, author and educator. She is the founder and director of Partners in Healing, Inc., a training program for Christian pastoral volunteers who visit the sick and elderly and their caregivers. She has co-edited two books, Spiritual and Psychological Aspects of Illness and Partners in Healing – Bringing Compassion to People with Illness and Loss.
Workshop attendees will also choose one of two breakout sessions presented by Samaritan experts: Compassion Fatigue: Caring for the Caregiver or Presence: Compassion “In the Moment.”
Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information or to register, please contact Christine Alston at 856-552-3258 or christine.alston@SamaritanHealthcareNJ.org.
Though Samaritan is a non-sectarian organization serving people of all beliefs, the Via Lucis program was created to address the moral and sacramental needs of the more than 800 Catholic patients and families Samaritan serves each year.