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Meaning in Life for the Spiritual/Religious and Those Who are Neither

  • 02/18/2015
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Online

IIn some ways, suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning..." Victor Frankl. Religion/spirituality provides meaning for many patients, and our role is to listen and witness. For some, illness challenges past religious/spiritual beliefs and, as chaplains, we accompany and guide this struggle. Research finds that some people in this country do not identify with religion/spirituality. How do we provide care that might help them on the way to making their own meaning when loss of health or impending death interfere with their past sense of meaning? This workshop will include an exploration of clinical interventions in helping patients find meaning.

The contents will include:

  • A framework for understanding the role of meaning in life
  • Theory and research on the role religion plays in providing meaning
  • Theory and research on responding to struggle when meaning is challenged
  • Research and thoughts about meaning making that includes those who are not spiritual or religious
Learning Objectives

As a result of this educational opportunity, participants will be able to:

1. Describe aspects of religion/spirituality that provide meaning in life.
2. Identify possible ways of meaning making for those who do not identify themselves as religious or spiritual.
3. Articulate evidence from at least two diagnostic groups that meaning is related to quality of life.

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