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MAY 2018

Responding To Research: Matching Expressed Learning Needs With What Chaplains Do Best

Presented by Robert Mundle, MDiv, ThM, STM, RP


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Program Summary
This webinar will demonstrate how chaplains can apply current research literature to their clinical practice and broaden their professional profiles as educators, qualitative interviewers, and authors. Responding to specific expressed learning needs of hospice palliative care volunteers for more communication skills training in end of life care, the presenter will share details from his latest research project on listening and listeners that will be published in a forthcoming journal article and book. The webinar will also address creative approaches to spiritual health assessment and intervention, including topics of narrative identity and expression, symbols and metaphors, poetry, and personal objects.

Program Objectives
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  1. Read research articles for actionable next steps.
  2. Apply chaplaincy skills beyond direct clinical practice.
  3. Expand inter-professional relationships and networks.

About the Presenter
Robert Mundle is a certified Spiritual Care Practitioner with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care, and a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. He completed his theological studies at Yale Divinity School and the University of Toronto. He completed a residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, CT, which is now part of the Yale-New Haven Hospital system. Robert currently works at Providence Care in Kingston, Ontario in clinical areas of palliative care, seniors’ rehab, and complex medical care. Robert is a volunteer peer reviewer for Qualitative Health Research and other journals, and he has published a number of his own original research studies in a variety of scholarly health care journals. His most recent study is called "Learning from experiences of feeling heard: A qualitative study of hospice volunteers", forthcoming in the journal Illness, Crisis, and Loss. This study is the basis for his book forthcoming from Jessica Kingsley Publishers called “On becoming a better listener: A practical spiritual guide for hospice and palliative care volunteers”.


May 17 2018 Webinar Fact Sheet (participants) (The Fact Sheet contains call-in instructions and numbers)
Responding to research
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Bibliography(for May 17 2018 webinar)

CEH certificate

CEH certificate (all 2018 webinars) (PDF)

Webinar recordings

May 18 2018 recording