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Issues in Spirituality and Palliative Care

A palliative care patient stares out his window

As the best practices continue to emerge in the field of Palliative Care, spiritual caregivers have much to offer. This seminar will be an opportunity to examine and discuss some of the latest developments as well as reviewing the tried and true methods. Students will earn continuing education credits discovering and reflecting on Palliative Care…

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Multi-disciplinary Cooperation in Caring for the Whole Person

Hands in a circle celebrating holistic care

Holistic medicine means consideration of the complete person, physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually, in the management and prevention of disease. Spiritual caregivers are expert in bringing their skills and knowledge to address the spiritual issues of a patient in this effort. While medical personnel bring their expertise to the effort, ways to cooperate in caring…

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Dr. E. Glenn Hinson Named 2018 Wayne E. Oates Award Recipient

Dr. E. Glenn Hinson is the 2018 Wayne E. Oates Award Recipient. The Oates Awards Banquet will be held Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6 p.m. (gathering and heavy hors d’oeuvres) with the program following shortly after a 7 p.m., at the Crescent Hill Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 2200 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville. UPDATE:…

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Spirituality and the “Nones”

The Nones come from every part of society

What is it like to do ministry and care for the spiritual needs of people in a post-religious era? This course will look at our ministry in work in light of data about the state of religion and spirituality in the United States. Pew Research Studies on America and Religious Life document the rise of…

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Spiritual Care of the Traumatic Brain Injury Person and Family

Man receiving treatment after a brain injury

This seminar, facilitated by Eddie Reynolds, M. Div., and Executive Director of the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, is an introduction to the world of persons with an Acquired Brain Injury, or ABI. This will acquaint you with definitions, issues, strategies, and resources to help a person and the family cope with brain injury.  As…

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Oates Life Long Newsletter – May 14, 2018

In This Issue … The is Opioid Addiction Crisis: What is it? How did we get here? What can we do about it? There is more than one way to Earn CEU’s at the Oates Institute Schedule for the Summer collaborative learning experiences Online Interracial Dialogue with Yvette Johnson and Myra Williams Ottewell The Association…

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Registration Open for May’s Symposium on the Opioid Crisis

The Oates Institute is proud to announce our May Symposium – “Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Integrative Medicine & Spiritual Care Implications” – a two-week course worth 20 continuing education units that will be taught over 10-13 interactive online webinars, plus discussion forum reflection and interaction. Register as a member on the Oates website for just…

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The New is Live!

Welcome to a new day at the Wayne Oates Institute. Our new online learning experience is live and ready for you to see! Navigate over to and see the improved design and user experience for our online learning community. Be sure to visit the “How to Use This Site” link at the very top…

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The Oates Institute is constantly trying to improve. From our content to our website functionality and from our engagement with our audience member to our self care, we are all focused on getting better as an organization. In an effort to better understand the needs of you, our members, we’d like to ask you to…

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Underwood Updates on Oates Board Meeting and Why to Become a Member

Oates Institute’s executive director Rick Underwood shares an update from our recent Board of Directors meeting as well as answers the question, “Why should I become a member of the Oates Institute.” We’d love to hear your thoughts on the update and any questions you might have for Rick in the comments here or on…

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