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Metrowest MH SIG meeting

  • 29 Sep 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC-04:00)
  • ZOOM


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The MetroWest and Worcester MH SIG’s are again joining together for the 2022-2023  SIG season and for the present time will continue to hold meetings via zoom  

All are welcome to join

The first Mental Health Special Interest Group of the 2022-2023 season is

THIS Thursday September 29, 2021

From 6-7 pm

As we Discuss

 More than a Prayer: The Role of a Hospital Chaplain

With speaker Tara Deonauth, M.Div., PBCC 

Speaker: Tara Deonauth, M.Div., PBCC 

Learning Objectives:

1.    to gain a better understanding of what Chaplaincy is in a hospital setting

2.    to have a better understanding of how to attune to the spiritual care needs of our patients

3.    to have a better understanding of how todiscuss spiritual needs with our patients

4.    to discuss and improve how we can collaborate with spiritual care providers

Also please sign up through MAOT event calendar for CEU’s

Tara oversees spiritual care services at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. In this role, she manages a team of three staff chaplains and over 30 volunteers, provides clinical chaplaincy support to the Intensive Care Unit and the Psychiatry Unit, and serves as an ethics consultant throughout the hospital. She received her master’s degree at Harvard Divinity School, and she completed her clinical training at Boston Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Beverly Hospital and UNC Health Care. She has specialized training in supporting palliative care, psychiatric, pediatric and oncology patients and is certified in dementia care through the Alzheimer’s Association. She has served as a mediator in Massachusetts courts through the Harvard Mediation Program and as a crisis service volunteer for Samaritans Inc. Previously, Tara worked as a high school teacher in Lawrence, MA and later as a director of data analytics for an education nonprofit. This mélange of interest and experience, combined with her insatiable love for storytelling, draw her to the field of chaplaincy.

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