The Department of Spiritual Care of Salmon Creek Legacy Hospital invited me to present their in-service continuing education this month. The topic was the scientific study of prayer. The results of different types of prayerful interactions with other humans is a fascinating examination of behavior and its ramifications in healthcare. The very positive influence of meditative and relational prayer was clear. What is less clear is the value of intercessory prayer. We had a lively exchange of information that was done with good humor. I believe we all left with practical ideas that we can put to work immediately. The ultimate purpose is to relieve suffering and be more compassionate human beings. Thank you Chaplain Gwen Morgan and Chaplain Barbara Harris for inviting me to share this program.
The last meeting before summer break, it was outstanding. Jim was marvelous and we were able to complement each others information. It is rare to speak with someone that possesses the integrity and insight of Jim Hutt, PhD.
The consensus was to have a sequel. I know I left smarter than when I arrived.
Dr. Jim Hutt
1. Empathy in Times of Stress
2. Empathy, Grief, and Judgement
3. One Event, Endless Narratives
4. The ACE Studies and Sensitivity to Patients
Dr. Dave Carsten
1. The Behavior Framework: Empathy to Compassionate Action
2. Generational Behavior
3. The Cult of Anti Intellectualism
4. New Science to Spark Your Neurons
Don't miss the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics in Coeur d'Alene at the end of June.