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Feelings in Spiritual Care

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This course will be starting Tuesday, September 10th. Overview: Spiritual caregivers are presented with all forms of spiritual distress. Each spiritual caregiver has developed techniques or ways of relating to persons suffering from various spiritual issues such as grief, loss, loneliness, guilt, shame, any much more. Ways of relating and providing care differ from one…

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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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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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Spirituality in Palliative Care Seminar Open

View this email in your browser © 2014 M Purintun Lifelong Learning @ In this issue: June seminars are now open for registration Memorial Day Membership Special Nominations are open for Oates Award Congregational Care Network Training Program Oates Institute at APC June Seminars now open for registration Breaking the Silence: Spirituality in Palliative…

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June 2017 Pastoral Care Seminar Alert

View this email in your browser June Seminar Alert @ We just have three quick items: Seminar Registration, Memorial Day Membership Special, and Oates Institute at APC Convention. June Seminars now open for registration Registration is easy. Members just send an email to, and we will sign you up. Non-members may join for…

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Oates Institute Announces Online Spiritual Care Skills Training Program for Lay Persons

Oates Institute Announces an On-line Spiritual Care Skills Training Program for Lay Persons  The Oates Institute is very excited to launch our new Congregational Care Network featuring an on-line training program for increasing the spiritual caregiving skills of lay persons (non-professionals). We researched, tested, and validated the program, and it is ready to go. Convenient,…

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