Workshop: Understanding spiritual assessments of patients (CME available)

November 3, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

With the Joint Commission’s requirement that all patients admitted to an acute hospital have a spiritual assessment, it is important for faculty to understand how to address the spiritual needs and practices of patients. Additionally, incorporating spirituality into your development as a clinician can help to mitigate burnout and be a vital aspect of self-care.

Target audience for this workshop: Any faculty who are interested in learning about spirituality and medicine. 

Attending this workshop can accomplish the following objectives:

  • Outline how a patient's religion and or spirituality can intersect with their health care.
  • Describe techniques to teach learners how to use standardized assessments to understand the role their spirituality plays in their lives.
  • Define the role of the interdisciplinary team in the spiritual care of patients and their families.
  • Explain how to apply knowledge about spirituality, faith, and religion in patient-centered care.
  • Incorporate spirituality into professional and personal development as a tool against burnout.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 5

Time: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Breakfast provided)

Location: BSRB Seminar Rooms, first floor

Register online

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development, and is open to faculty only. Questions? Contact Jordan Wright at  If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop, or have questions about accessibility, please contact Jordan Wright. Please also let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange so letting us know at least 2 weeks in advance is much appreciated.

CME Credits
The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.