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Friday, May 2 • 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Spiritual Care Special Interest Group Meeting

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Join the members of the Spiritual Care special interest group for a presentation on the search for meaning: its definition and role, discrepancies in the literature, and assessment tools and interventions for nurses who want to help their patients. This discussion will incorporate the need for self-care in nursing and the discovery of your own personal and professional needs. You'll also enjoy speed networking, where you'll discuss clinical pearls of wisdom, problems you've encountered in providing spiritual care, and possible solutions for involving staff in the spiritual care of patients with cancer. 

SIG members will also be in Hall A's special interest group area at several stations for individual reflection. The stations will involve utilizing the senses, purposeful thought, the arts, and will also encourage looking beyond ourselves.


1. Define and discuss what is meant by searching for meaning within the spiritual context.
2. Analyze the differences described in literature regarding the benefits of encouraging patients to search for meaning throughout the disease trajectory. 
3. Explain the ways to assess meaning in life and potential options for addressing a patient's need to journey through the search for meaning.
4. Comprehend our own need to search for meaning within our jobs and generate a plan to actively seek growth through that search.

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Jill Burleson, MSN, ANP-BC, APRN, AOCNP®

Nurse Practitioner, Duke University Medical Center
Jill Burleson is a nurse practitioner with Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, in the adult stem cell and marrow transplant program. She has practiced medicine at Duke since 1992, first as an oncology nurse in hematology/oncology and then as a nurse practitioner with the... Read More →

Friday May 2, 2014 3:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
205A Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92802
  Special Interest Group Meeting
  • CNE Status Offers CNE
  • Contact Hours of CNE: 1.5
  • Content Level: Intermediate

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