eHeart: A Spiritual Care Digital Platform in Denmark
Presented to the Telechaplaincy Community of Practice (August 2023).
Bereavement support through storytelling
Rev. Deadra B. Ashton and writer/storyteller Marv Klassen-Landis share how they launched a unique online bereavement support group at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to help grieving patients through creative story telling.
PowerPoints slides are available here.
Presented to the Telechaplaincy Community of Practice (April 2023).
Digitale Spiritual Care – Quo Vadis? (University of Zurich, 14.9.23)
Digital technologies are increasingly part of work organizations: they are increasingly used to improve the treatment of patients, to shorten the length of stay in hospital, and to ensure medical care and interdisciplinary support after discharge. Last but not least, digitization is also changing the forms of communication between those receiving spiritual care, who are increasingly looking for meaningful offers on mobile devices.
The aim of this conference is to provide an overview of current developments and their opportunities and risks using exemplary examples, and to show and discuss innovative projects.
- The following questions will be discussed: Which forms of digital spiritual care are particularly promising?
- What are the prerequisites for the development of digital spiritual care
- What can Switzerland learn from international experiences?
Spiritual Care for the 21st Century An International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Telechaplaincy.
The first event of the Telechaplaincy Community of Practice was held onlineon October 19 and 20, 2022. It brought together over 20 healthcare chaplains, spiritual care providers, institutional leaders and managers who shared their experience with telechaplaincy.
This conference gave an overview on current developments in telechaplaincy, and provided an opportunity to acquire and improve practical telechaplaincy competencies, and exchange and network with telechaplains in Europe and North America.
The recording is freely available below as a didactic resource.
The Chaplaincy Innovation Lab is joined by a team of chaplains and researchers to discuss practical tips for implementing telechaplaincy, as well as what growing research says about this significant method of spiritual care.