Spiritual care fellowship in palliative care to be offered

The Spiritual Care Association will start offering a Spiritual Care Fellowship in Palliative Care for board-certified chaplains currently working in a hospice or palliative care setting.

The yearlong fellowship is an online program based on an academic, practice-informed curriculum. The program is designed to prepare chaplains for specialty certification in palliative/hospice care by certifying bodies.

The program was developed by HealthCare Chaplaincy Network and is being made available through SCA, an HCCN affiliate. It will be offered twice each year, in September and January.

“This new spiritual care fellowship in palliative care holds great promise for raising the bar on this critical component of whole-person care, while also offering professional chaplains the opportunity to gain a career edge in the rapidly growing field of palliative care,” said Rev. Eric J. Hall, president and CEO of HCCN and SCA. “The more that chaplains gain competencies in evidence-based spiritual care, the more that patients and their families ultimately will benefit.”

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