Calvary Hospital to Host Ninth Annual Spiritual Care Day

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Keynote speaker Christina Puchalski will talk about spirituality and care, and Calvary experts will present various workshops.

Multicultural competencies and spirituality in end-of-life care will be the theme of this year’s Spiritual Care Day, presented by Calvary Hospital.

The ninth annual event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at 630 Second Conference Center, located on Second Avenue at 34th Street in Manhattan. This location was chosen to conveniently accommodate the potential large number of attendees previous events have drawn.

Christina Puchalski, MD, MS, FACP, FAAHPM, director of the George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health, will deliver the keynote speech entitled “Whole Person Care: Integrating Spirituality into Care.” Calvary Hospital and Calvary Hospice experts will also present various workshops, including the following topics:

  •     Cultural Humility in a Multicultural World
  •     Caring for Culturally Diverse Patients and Families in the Hospital and at Home
  •     What Cultural Competency Training Should Look Like in End-of-Life Care
  •     Giving Meaning to Suffering at the End-of-Life
  •     Case Studies and Clinical Vignettes

All health care providers are welcome to attend. There is no fee involved, and those who do come will receive four Continuing Education Unit credits from ACPE, NACC, NAJC, and CPSP. Both breakfast and lunch will be served, and kosher meals are available upon request.

To learn more or to register online, visit:, call (718) 518-2173 or email spiritualcareday(at)calvaryhospital(dot)org.

About the Company:
For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully-accredited acute care specialty hospital devote exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 5,800 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home care, hospice, and wound care services. Inpatient car is offered at our 200-bed facility in the Bronx and our 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to

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