Soothing the Spirit
Providing spiritual care to palliative care patients
Chaplains trained in palliative care add tremendous value to the health care team by addressing the spiritual needs faced by patients dealing with a serious illness. In this webinar, you'll learn about the spiritual issues commonly faced by palliative care patients and their families.
Learn to examine spirituality as a key dimension in palliative care, identify spiritual issues commonly faced by palliative care patients and their families, and clarify the role and work of the chaplain on the interdisciplinary team.
Rev. Susan Cosio, MDiv, BCC, is a board certified chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains and is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Fuller Seminary with additional training at North Park Seminary. Susan completed two years of Clinical Pastoral Education with SMCS, and has additional training in Palliative Care. Her primary clinical responsibility is for the adult and pediatric ICU patients, pediatric oncology, and palliative care patients at Sutter Memorial Hospital. Susan is a member of the medical center's Central Partnership Council, Evidence-Based Council, Family-Centered Care Committee, Fetal Therapy Board and the Palliative Care Team. She also supports the inter-faith needs of hospital staff, and is a frequent presenter within the hospital and in the larger community. Susan currently serves as the Continuing Education Chair for the Association of Professional Chaplains in Northern California.