Chances are that every day in your community, your religious leadership is challenged and inspired by people in your community who are struggling with their health. On the most local and personal levels and on the national and even international, health care is at the heart of the work of religious leaders - lay and ordained.
Over the years, Auburn has trained leaders - from Muslim chaplains to pastors learning to meet the needs of people with Alzheimer's - to do their work as creatively and carefully as possible. The following are a few of those programs and resources:
• Supporting the Alzheimer's Community: The Theological Mandate to Welcome All God's Children: this symposium was designed to help communities of faith and their leaders increase awareness and meet the needs of the growing numbers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. Co-sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association, NYC Chapter, The HealthCare Chaplaincy and A Partnership of Faith.
• Embracing Life, Death, and Beyond: This four-part series explored a multifaith and multicultural training model for professionals and volunteers who give care to patients and loved ones at life's end. Facilitated by Jane Hughes Gignoux, author of Some Folks Say: Stories of Life, Death and Beyond and a leader in the movement to change the way Americans deal with death.
• Cultivating Wholeness from a Muslim Perspective: A Course in Pastoral Care: This course was designed for members of the Muslim community who wanted to develop their skills in and understanding of pastoral care. Topics included: mental health issues in Muslim communities, introduction to pastoral care, including listening skills and solution-based therapy; and health and healing from a Muslim perspective.
The three links that will change how you live and lead on health care: