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Engaging the Religious Aspects of End of Life Decision Making

Presented by Rev. Rebekah Wagner, MA, BCC


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Program Summary
In this presentation we will explore and engage various religious belief systems, their views on death and dying, and how those beliefs influence medical decision making at end of life. We will also discuss strategies to sensitively engage in conversation about these issues when conflict between medical providers and patients/families occur.

Program Objectives
  1. The participant will be able to identify the concepts of shared decision making and how religious preferences may enter into that conversation
  2. The participant will be able to identify common themes in basic religious groups that may emerge in discussions of end of life care
  3. The participant will be able to verbalize strategies to use when conflict about religious beliefs and end of life interventions occurs between the medical team and patients/families.

About the Presenter Chaplain Rebekah Wagner, MA, BCC, APBCC is the Manager of Spiritual Services at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. She previously worked as the Palliative Care Chaplain at Froedtert and has many years working in Hospice and Palliative Care. Prior to becoming a chaplain, she was a physical therapist specializing in Home Health and Hospice for 26 years. She has a special interest in physician communication related to religious beliefs and values especially at end of life.

NACC Certification Competencies Covered by the Webinar: PIC4, PIC6, PPS2, PPS3, PPS9, OL1, OL2, OL2.1, OL2.2, OL4, OL4.1, OL5


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August 15, 2019