Providing Care to Soldiers Suffering from Moral Injury Seminar Open

From: The Oates Institute
Contact: Rick Underwood
[email protected] / 502-592-9050

For immediate release
May 26, 2015

The Oates Institute announces a timely, informative, provocative collaborative on-line learning experience for those interested in understanding and providing care to soldiers suffering from moral injury.

Moral injury, a recently identified issue with soldiers returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, is described as “the pain that results from damage to a person’s moral foundation” (Wood, D., 2014). Spiritual care givers are uniquely qualified to help these men and women deal with the shame and guilt created by doing things against their moral compass.

The Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, Research Professor of Theology and Culture, and Co-founder of the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School, will present a live Adobe Connect introduction to her book, Soul repair: Recovering from moral injury after war, on June 9th at 3 PM EDT. This presentation will launch a three-week seminar discussion on the topic at the Oates Institute’s online campus. At the end of the three week discussion, Dr. Brock will return at a time TBD for a live Adobe Connect Q & A. If you are not interested in completing the entire seminar for 12 CEUs, you can opt to join for a one-hour or two hour credit just for the presentations.

Oates Institute current members can participate in presentations and discussions free. An annual membership is $165. This includes access to as many as five seminars per month. The student/retirement membership is $85. Purchase membership HERE. The non-member fee for the entire collaborative learning event is $95. The fee for access to the individual one hour presentations by Dr. Brock is $30 per hour.

Contact [email protected] to register or for more information.

The Oates Institute has been providing on-line collaborative learning experiences for 20 years for spiritual care givers interested in the integration of spirituality and psychology, medicine, nursing, ethics and more.

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Brock, R.N. Soul repair: Recovering from moral injury after war. 2012: Beacon Press.

Brock, R.N,. Keizer, H. “Moral injury: The Crucial missing piece in understanding soldier suicides.” 2012: Huffington Post.

Wood, D. “The Grunts: Damned if they kill, damned if they don’t.” 2014: Huffington Post.

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