Published on February 18, 2014
Allentown, PA – The 2014 Phoebe Institute on Aging Spring Conference will center on understanding the “Cultural and Faith Implications in Caregiving” from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on March 26 at Temple Beth El, 1305 Springhouse Road, Allentown. Rev. Eric J. Hall and Rev. George Handzo, both from HealthCare Chaplaincy, will deliver keynote sessions on the importance of understanding spiritual differences and accurate cultural and spiritual assessments in health care settings.
“It is important as caregivers to have general knowledge of a variety of spiritual traditions in order to competently care for diverse clients,” says Eric J. Hall, President and CEO of HealthCare Chaplaincy and founder and former president of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
Break-out sessions at the conference will center on understanding Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Latino traditions. An interactive presentation on international interpersonal communication will aim to bridge the communication gap across a variety of cultures.
There is no cost for this conference but registration fills early and is required by March 17. To register for or receive more information about the Spring Phoebe Institute on Aging Conference visit phoebe.org/piaconference or call 610-794-5135.