Spirituality, religion, and culture play an important role in health and healing. Health care systems and health care professionals must recognize and understand a variety of spiritual and religious values, beliefs, and practices and their impact on health and healing.
To meet the needs of a spiritually and culturally diverse client population, today’s health care system is evolving in its approach. Knowledgeable providers who can deliver compassionate, effective care and meet their clients’ and patients’ spiritual needs are in dramatically increasing demand. To gain a broad understanding of spirituality, health, and healing and to stay current with emerging trends, health professionals who work with diverse religious and spiritual populations will need continuing professional education.
The Spirituality, Health, and Healing certificate program offers a multidisciplinary educational experience. Your certificate in Spirituality, Health, and Healing will distinguish you as a knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional. This program will:
- enhance your professional marketability;
- build your skills and competencies;
- fulfill continuing education requirements for many professionals; and
- introduce you to a spiritual and multicultural perspective on health care.
The Spirituality, Health, and Healing certificate program provides health care professionals in a wide range of careers with the knowledge and skills to effectively meet the needs of a spiritually, religiously, and culturally diverse patient and client population. Today, opportunities exist in the fields of nursing, parish nursing, teaching, hospice care, service, administration, and research. Opportunities also exist within government programs and agencies; public and private institutions that provide health, education, and social services; research centers; special interest groups; colleges and universities; and corporate human resources divisions. more info...
Instructor: Cyndie Koopsen and Caroline Young