Patients, Families, and Medical Decision Making, June 22, 2017

  • How do religious beliefs influence major decisions, especially at the beginning and end of life?
  • How to chaplains and others provide spiritual support and/or guidance to patients and families in the healthcare setting?

Guest Speaker: Beth Newton Watson, MDiv, BCC, is Director of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Services at IU Health and an educator in Clinical Pastoral Education.

 Example Readings

1 Balboni T, Balboni M, Paulk ME, et al. Support of cancer patients' spiritual needs and associations with medical care costs at the end of life. Cancer 2011; 117:5383-5391

2 Phelps AC, Maciejewski PK, Nilsson M, et al. Religious coping and use of intensive life-prolonging care near death in patients with advanced cancer. JAMA 2009; 301:1140-1147

*Dinner and books provided; *Please rsvp to

Location: Woody's Library Restaurant 40 E. Main Street Carmel, IN

June 22, 2017 | 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

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