PEDIATRIC SERIES: Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Children Facing Life-Threatening Illness
In times of illness and in health, the role of spirituality can be a
crucial coping mechanism, even in young children. For a child facing a
life-threatening illness, the experience can raise profound spiritual
questions of meaning and connection. Spirituality may influence how they
experience their illness and play a crucial role in decision-making.
In this webinar, Dr. Waldman will explore children's spiritual development and needs, both in terms of theology and practical application for integrating spiritual support for children into your own medical practice.
Elisha Waldman, MD
Associate Chief, Division of Pediatric Care
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago
Elisha Waldman is associate chief, division of pediatric palliative care, at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He was formerly medical director of pediatric palliative care at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. He received his BA from Yale University and his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv.Dr. Waldman trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering
Cancer Center in New York, and at Boston Children’s Hospital. His writing has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, The Hill, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Time. He lives in Chicago.