Upstate News

April 28, 2005
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Spiritual care seminars will update area clergy on medical and end-of-life issues May 11 and 12.

SYRACUSE, N.Y.- The spiritual care needs of ill children and end-of-life care issues in the wake of the Terry Schiavo case will be among the those addressed at SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Spiritual Care Days seminar May 11 and 12 at HealthLink in Shoppingtown Mall, Dewitt.

The two-day seminar will offer clergy an intensive examination of an array of medical issues so members can be more aware of medical issues and dilemmas that may affect their congregations.

The Pediatric Intensive Care Seminar, set for May 11, will include presentations from University Hospital’s pediatric chaplain and an overview of common medical issues surrounding pediatric care. The afternoon portion of the seminar will feature tours of the Ronald McDonald House.

The May 12 session will feature health screenings and presentations from SUNY Upstate faculty on the latest advances in stroke care and organ donation. A key presentation will address end-of-life care issues in the wake of the Terry Schiavo case. An intensive program on new treatment options for cancer is set for the afternoon.

Spiritual Care Days is sponsored by the Wilbert Foundation and the SUNY Upstate’s President’s Office. There is no fee to attend, however registration is required. To register, call 1-800-464-8668.

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