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  • Wentworth-Douglass to host virtual Spiritual Care Conference, Oct. 20 - Nov. 10

    The 12th Annual Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Spiritual Care Conference will be held virtually, beginning Tuesday, October 20, with a keynote address exploring how the uncertainty of COVID-19 has impacted the way we interact with one another. This keynote event be followed by three virtual workshops on Oct. 27 and 29 and Nov. 10.
    The event kick-off Oct. 20, at noon will feature a keynote address by Thomas Laue, Ph.D., about the intersection of science and spirituality. Dr. Laue will explore how spiritual reflection impacts the interpretation of scientific discoveries. The 2020 Bob Ervin Spiritual Care Award will go to a member or group in the community whose actions have distinguished themselves in the area of spiritual care.
    To further discuss spiritual care in the age of COVID-19, virtual workshops will follow: 
    • Tuesday, Oct. 27, noon
    Rev. Deborah Davis, MDiv, former professor at Princeton Theological Seminary, will present “COVID-19: Disruptive Change - A Time of Loss, a Time for Hope.”
    • Thursday, Oct. 29, noon 
    Dr. Fuad Khan, Medical Director of Behavioral Services at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, will discuss “Staying Sane - Spirituality and Mental Health in Covid-19.”
    • Tuesday, Nov. 10, noon
    Rev. Shawn La France, MS, Vice President, Population Health and Health System Integration at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock, will lead the reflection “Daring to Think about Life and Death: Advance Care Planning in Covid-19.”
    Registration for the 2020 Spiritual Care Conference and Workshops is free at wdhospital.org/events. For information call 603-740-2823.
    About Wentworth-Douglass Hospital 
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (wdhospital.org) is a not-for-profit charitable health care organization located in Dover, New Hampshire, with a 113-year history of compassionate care and innovation. Serving the Seacoast communities since 1906, it is a family of 3,000 employees including 500+ registered nurses and a medical staff of over 480 physicians and advanced practitioners dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of residents and visitors to the Seacoast area of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital was awarded Magnet® designation in 2016, joined the Massachusetts General Hospital family in 2017 and includes a 178-bed hospital, several urgent care and walk-in facilities, multiple testing centers, Wentworth Health Partners (primary and specialty provider practices), The Works Family Health and Fitness Center and the Wentworth-Douglass Foundation.