Clergy Education Series Addresses Ethics, Disability and Spirituality

The Shore Health System lunch and learn series for area clergy and lay ministers continued at The Memorial Hospital at Easton on November 19 with a presentation on ethics, disabilities and spiritual wholeness.

The guest speaker was Anita Tarzian, RN, PhD, from the University of Maryland School of Law. A nurse, ethicist and researcher, Tarzian is a national leader in ethics research, including palliative care and pain control. Her most recent work addresses the complex issues of ethics as it relates to disabilities, the rights of the disabled, and spirituality.

These lunch and learn sessions are offered as part of the Shore Health System Chaplain Associates Program. They are held quarterly and are open to clergy from Talbot, Dorchester, Caroline and Queen Anne’s Counties.

The next clergy lunch and learn session is scheduled for Wednesday, January 21 at 11:55 a.m. in the Memorial Hospital Health Education Center. Guests will preview the documentary film “Health, Money, and Fear” produced by Paul Hochfield, MD. The film, which includes material from some of American’s leading healthcare economists, practitioners and policy makers, looks at the healthcare system and offers suggestions for improving the quality and equality of delivering medical services.

Shore Health System also offers Clinical Pastoral Education, an advanced clinical and pastoral training program that prepares clergy and lay caregivers for ministry with the sick and their families.

For more information about the Chaplain Associates Program and Clinical Pastoral Education, contact Brian Childs, PhD, at 410-822-1000, ext. 5259.

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