Monday, April 20, 2009

Register now for Project Interfaith's May 6, 2009 Religious Diversity Issues in Professional Care Giving Training

From accommodating dietary and modesty needs to performing a spiritual needs assessment, the ways in which religious diversity impacts professional care giving and health care today are extensive. So where can professionals go to get the resources, information, and tools they need to successfully serve and work with religiously and culturally diverse populations?

Enter Project Interfaith's "Religious Diversity Issues in Professional Care Giving: A Training for Professional Care Givers, Medical Personnel, and Social Service Providers in Facilities and In-Home Care." We at Project Interfaith have developed a full-day training designed to provide participants with the information, contacts, and resources to:
  • Explore your views about religion and identity amd understand how these views may impact your interactions with clients and their families
  • Learn about when and how religion and religious materials can be used in a care giving facility
  • Find out how to assess the religious, spiritual, and cultural needs of your client religious and to determine what accommodations are needed and reasonable
  • Receive information about the basic beliefs, demographics and organization of various religious communities
  • Get connected with helpful, credible print and web-based resources and contacts
All this, plus meals and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to boot. Register now to join us at our next training on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 from 7:45 am- 4:00 pm. This training will be held at the Visiting Nurse Association Offices at 12565 West Center Road in Omaha, Nebraska. Thanks to funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, the cost of this training has been greatly reduced to just $40 per participant. Four full scholarships are available for CNAs, home health aides, and student. Scholarships are first come, first serve.

To register or for more information, contact us at Project Interfaith by calling (402) 933-4647 or email Space is limited, so don't delay!

This program is held in partnership with the Respite Resource Center of Nebraska, the Creighton University Health Sciences Library, and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

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