Embracing the Broken Souls of Patients Living with Life Threatening Illness

Thursday, May 11th @ 2:00PM (EST) / 1:00PM (CST) 

Caring for the well-being of seriously ill patients and their inner circle is the impulse that pulsates for professionals within palliative care. Sometimes, though, the distress experienced amid the rigors of serious illness can have a religious or spiritual component. Join us for a webinar featuring our presenter, Dr. Marvin Delgado Guay, palliative care physician and researcher, on the subject of spiritual pain. He will be joined by respondents, Dr. Christina Puchalski, palliative care physician and researcher, as well as Dr. Edward Peñate, palliative care chaplain.



Dr. Marvin Omar Delgado Guay, Associate Professor of the Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Christina Puchalski, MD, MS, OCDS, FACP, FAAHPM, Founder and Executive Director of the George Washington University’s Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) and Professor of Medicine at The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Dr. Edward Peñate, DMin, BCC, Palliative Care Chaplain, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL


Patient Religiosity and Desire for Chaplain Services in an Outpatient Primacy Care Clinic

Wednesday, May 17th @ 2:00PM (EST) / 1:00PM (CST) 

Healthcare chaplains often wonder how to use the limited number of chaplains in their department to meet the most critical needs. An interdisciplinary team at a Duke Outpatient Clinic sought to understand this within their outpatient primary care clinic through a series of surveys that assessed patients’ perceptions and understanding of chaplains, desire for chaplain services, and patient characteristics. Surprisingly, they found that it was not just the more religious patients who desired chaplain support. Join us in this webinar where researchers Rev. Katherine K Henderson, Rev. John P. Oliver, and Dr. Patrick Hemming, present their findings on their recently published paper that addresses these topics.

Rev. Katherine K. Henderson, MRP, M.Div., Senior Clinical Chaplain for Outpatient Spiritual Care in the Duke University Health system

Rev. John P. Oliver, D.Min, Director of Chaplain Services and Education at Duke University Hospital

Patrick Hemming, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor at Duke University and Director of Residency Education at the Duke Outpatient Clinic

Standardized spiritual screening increases chaplain referrals through the EMR: a nurse-chaplain collaboration for holistic acute healthcare.”

We’re proud to feature the Article of the Month from ACPE Research. We’re grateful to editor John Ehman for sharing his work here and encourage you to take advantage of this valuable resource.