Oates Institute

End of Life Issues: Ethical and Spiritual


Facilitator: Brandon Cook

12.0 contact hours

In the care of persons dealing with end of life issues spiritual care givers / chaplains are often sought out to help patients, family members, and colleagues understand the spiritual and ethical values related to:

  • Hope when there is no cure
  • Personal autonomy and human dignity at the end of life
  • Management of pain and suffering

Through interdisciplinary, peer reflective dialogue participants will explore theological and ethical dimensions of health care related to the end of life.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Articulate some of the ethical issues facing persons and families at the end of life
  2. Describe some spiritual values and practices involved in helping patients and families face tough decisions
  3. Identify one’s own hesitation in offering assistance to patients, families, and staff concerning these issues

This is a three-week seminar and participation in readings and class discussion is required. The seminar is worth 12 CEUs. If you are already a member and wish to join this seminar, just send an email to registration@oates.org. If you are not a member, the seminar is $95 for non-members. Go to the membership page and you will see that as an option. Or, you can join as a regular member for just $195 and access our courses and learning opportunities anytime.

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