Summer Webinars

Summer Webinars

webĀ·iĀ·nar: Ā aĀ Web-based seminarĀ that isĀ transmitted live over theĀ Web.

The Association for Professional ChaplainsĀ offers wonderful opportunities for continuing education through webinars for persons who want to learn more about providing pastoral or spiritual care to persons with healthcare issues.

You are invited to join our UAB Pastoral Care Team as we gather for these live webinars. Ā These learning opportunities are offered atĀ no charge, andĀ noĀ reservations are needed.

Webinars are open to anyone in the hospital or community, professionals or lay persons. Ā We usually have 15-20 people gathering for a webinar, including chaplains from other hospitals.

Read more about each topic by clicking on the title, but do not register if you plan to join us as UAB Pastoral Care has already paid for it on your behalf.

Upcoming Topics:

JulyĀ 25,Ā 2013,Ā 2:00 PMĀ CSTĀ –Ā 3:30 PMĀ CST,Ā Companioning People in the Culture of PovertyĀ (Room W-106)

Persons who live in poverty and live out the culture of poverty in the patient care setting are often labeled as ā€œproblemā€ patients or, more politely, ā€œcomplex.ā€ This webinar will help participants gain insights into the hidden rules, embedded values and cultural disconnects that impact persons in poverty as they interact with middle-class-oriented institutions. Through scenario exercises and case studies, participants will experience the function/perspective gap between poverty and middle class. Understanding the dynamics and influences on the culture experienced by those in poverty will help chaplains better advocate for these personsā€™ respect and support them toward more fully participating in their care.

presented by Barry Stueve MDiv BCC, content level: Basic ā€“ introduction to

Learning Objectives

1. Gain insight into the dynamics of the culture experienced in generational poverty, including environmental influences, shape of language and story, and family relationship patterns.
2. Become more attuned to the tensions and hidden rules experienced when crossing socio-economic boundaries, and gain appreciation for the resourcefulness of those living in poverty.
3. Learn to apply this awareness to specific practices in support of patients and families who live in the culture of poverty to help them engage with the patient care setting.


AugustĀ 21,Ā 2013,Ā 1:30 PMĀ CSTĀ –Ā 3:00 PMĀ CST,Ā Death and Dying: An Islamic PerspectiveĀ (Room W-106)

This presentation will familiarize participants with the Quaranic Scripture on death and dying, and the related culture. It will help chaplains understand the steps to be taken during this process with full participation of family members and/or a local Muslim Imam. Participants will learn what to watch for when death is taking place and how to minister during this period. Cultural differences related to dying among Muslims from different regions, including the Middle East, Africa and Asia, will be examined.

presented by Ashiq Kermalli BCC

Content level: Intermediate (informal research, clinical applications)

Learning Objectives

1. Learn the Islamic philosophy and Scriptural aspects of death
2. Gain greater understanding of the salient and sensitive issues for Muslims while death is taking place
3. Become familiar with the traditional and cultural aspects of death and dying


SeptemberĀ 19,Ā 2013,Ā 1:00 PMĀ CSTĀ –Ā 2:30 PMĀ CST,Ā Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor

Clinical ethics is the identification, analysis and resolution of moral problems as they apply to individual patients. Patients, families and professionals bring to these discussions values and beliefs from their own faith traditions. Chaplains serve in a unique role to elicit these values from patients, families and even from their professionals. Thus they can assist in the ethics consultation process by helping all parties to better understand the value implications of these decisions.

presented by Robert Orr MD CM

Learning Objectives

1. To present a brief overview of the ethics consultation process.
2. To review the basic principles of secular medical ethics.
3. To explore basic principles of faith as they apply to the ethics consultation process.

The room number for the webinar at UAB Hospital will be added closer to the date of the webinar. Ā Call 205-934-4254 a few days ahead if the room number is not posted.

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