This presentation will provide attendees with the ability to honor ethical boundaries while performing competent screening for religious/spiritual/existential needs and preferences, as well as engaging in appropriate interventions and referrals in a way that feels comfortable and honors the needs of patients and families from all backgrounds.
Recognize the importance of including religious, spiritual, and existential care in practice.
Develop comfortable methods of screening for spiritual distress.
Apply appropriate ethical boundaries that neither spiritually neglect nor abuse patients and families.
Identify appropriate responses and referrals in response to spiritual distress.