Monday, 30th April 2012Seminar Thursday 3rd May 2012:
Positive Spirituality in Health Care: Practical Approaches for Clinicians, Patients, and Health Care Organizations
Professor Frederic C. Craigie, Psychologist, Maine-Dartmouth Family Residency, and Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, USA
Fred is also Visiting Associate Professor, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine.
This seminar was held 4pm–5.30 pm, Abbey House, Seminar Room B and Professor Craigie spoke on the following themes:
Heart, Soul and a few Techniques: A Conversation about Spirituality in Health Care
A very substantial body of literature attests to the significance of various spiritual perspectives and practices for health and well-being. Increasingly, the conversation has turned to the specifics of how the resources of spirituality may be incorporated in person-centered medicine. Drawing upon empirical research and collected field observations, this paper describes a three-fold model in which the personal centeredness and groundedness of clinicians, the clinical encouragement of patients’ spiritual resources, and the organizational cultivation of spirited leadership and “soul” work in concert to support healing and wholeness for patients and clinicians alike. We will pay particular attention to themes of transcendence (helping people to let go of uncontrollable life experiences) and purpose (helping people to identify and give expression to personal life values).
Frederic C. Craigie, PhD