Calvary Hospital to Host 10th Annual Spiritual Care Day

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This year's theme is “Sacred Encounters: Bridging Hope and Faith.”

Calvary Hospital will host its 10th annual Spiritual Care Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 in Fordham Lincoln Center's Pope Auditorium located at 113 West 60th St., New York, NY.

The Hospital will be collaborating for the first time with the Fordham University Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center and the Collaborative for Palliative Care. The theme for Calvary’s event will be: “Sacred Encounters: Bridging Hope and Faith.”

Speakers will include, but are not limited to: Michael J. Brescia, MD, Calvary Hospital; Sr. Kathleen Deignan, CND, Ph.D., Iona College; and Mark P. Freeman, Ph.D., College of the Holy Cross.

Experts will lead workshops on topics such as Mindfulness/Complementary Clinical Modalities, Sacred Space/Concept of Home for Patients near the End of Life, Research Concepts: Spirituality and Healthcare Outcomes, Psychological Suffering and Delirium at the End of Life, and A National and Theological Dilemma: Medical Aid-in-Dying.

Doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains/pastoral care providers in all settings and other health care professionals are welcome. There is no fee to attend. Kosher and halal meals are available upon advance request.

Registration is strongly recommended by Friday, Oct. 14. To register online, visit: http://www.calvaryhospital.org/scd2016. Email spiritualcareday(at)calvaryhospital(dot)org with any questions about the event.

About the Company:
For more than a century, Calvary Hospital has been the nation’s only fully-accredited, acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home care, hospice, and wound care services. Inpatient care is offered at their 200-bed facility in the Bronx and 25-bed Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran. 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 http://www.calvaryhospital.org.

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