Fifth Annual Interprofessional Forum on Ethics and Religion in Health Care:

Nov. 8: Interprofessional Forum on Ethics and Religion in Health Care

The Fifth Annual Interprofessional Forum on Ethics and Religion in Health Care: Exploring Mental Health from a Trauma-Informed Care Lens, will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at the SMC Campus Center.

Trauma-informed care (TIC) involves an approach to health care delivery that recognizes the destructive and long-term impact of violent experiences, abuse, and neglect on a person’s lifelong physical, mental, emotional, and economic well-being. The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) identifies the following components of a TIC approach:

  • Realizing the widespread impact of trauma and understanding potential paths for recovery
  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of trauma in patients, families, staff, and others involved with the system
  • Responding by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices, and seeking to actively resist retraumatization.

A focus on resilience (among both clients and caregivers) is central.

In this conference, we present an evolving case study highlighting key concepts of a TIC approach from an interprofessional, interfaith perspective, examining common ethical issues that arise. Attendees will have opportunities to interact in applying skills and knowledge relevant to TIC.

This educational program is designed to facilitate interprofessional learning. We welcome all health care professionals as well as laypersons interested in exploring these questions from the lens of ethics, religion, and spirituality, with an emphasis on how different health care professions contribute.

Registration is required, and the fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, continuing education, and materials.

  • Full-time students and medical residents: $55
  • Individuals: $100
  • Maryland Healthcare Ethics Committee Network (MHECN) members: $80

FOr more information, go to this School of Nursing webpage.

Emily ParksClinical Care, Collaboration, EducationOctober 2, 20180 comments

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