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Loneliness: A Spiritual Journey

Members of the MGH Spiritual Care Department explore how loneliness can be a source of spiritual distress and spiritual transformation.

Featured Speakers: Rabbi Shulamit Izen, MAHL, BCC; Rev. Donna Blagdan, BCC; Rev. Erica Rose Long, BCC

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Spiritually Informed Care: Spiritual Care in the Context of Whole Person Care

Panelists share about how spirituality informs their practice, patient care, and personal identity. They discuss the practice of and barriers to providing whole person care.

Moderator: Donna Blagdan, MGH Spiritual Care Provider, Oncology and Sickle Cell

Panelists: Marie Borgella, RN, Nurse Director, MGH Bigelow 7; Sharl Azar, MD, Director, MGH Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Center; Erica Wilson, MD Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine Physician MGH; Rev. Erica Rose Long, BCC, MGH Spiritual Care Provider, Psychiatry.

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Whole Person Care: The Latest in Spiritual Care Research

Palliative Care Spiritual Care Provider Sarah Byrne-Martelli presents 10 points on how the evolving profession of Spiritual Care responds to the total pain and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones.

Speaker: Sarah Byrne-Martelli, DMin, MDiv, BCC; Palliative Care Spiritual Care Provider and Bereavement Coordinator.

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