Faith in healthcare:
Prayer First, Then Action
August 25, 2018
Early Bird Price: $15/person
*Extended thru August 15
Regular Price: $20/person
(Aug 15- Aug 23)
Students & residents are FREE
(*still need to register)
Camp Hickory HIll
2970 Kohler Rd
Varysburg, NY 14167
(southeast of Buffalo
This is a one-day retreat geared toward any and all healthcare professionals (retirees welcome!) and those immersed in the medical fields (MDs, DDS, NPs, nurses, Pharmacists, PAs, counselors, therapists, admin/support staff, hospital chaplains, etc.) seeking to refresh, renew or explore faith and how it relates to their role as healthcare provider/advocate.
That being said, family, friends, non-health professionals and people of all faiths or no particular faith are welcome to attend! All who are interested are invited.
Help healthcare professionals and others grow in their connection with God (through prayer) and with one another (through fellowship, networking and friendship building).
Enjoy some inspiration and learn about practical ways to incorporate faith into healthcare for the purpose of enhancing patient care.
Prayer First: It’s Life-Giving
Is your prayer life anemic or life-giving? God is more concerned with your personal walk with Him than what you do for Him.
Speaker: Christopher Baldwin, DMin
Join a morning breakout session to learn about and practice various styles of prayer.
Putting Faith into Practice
How can faith be an asset in overcoming challenges you may face in the medical field? Optimizing patient care by putting faith into practice.
Speaker: David Holmes, MD
Faith in Healthcare - What does evidence-based medicine say about it?*
Identify the role that spirituality plays in the health and well-being of people according to evidence-based medicine.
Develop practical skills in knowing how and when to take a spiritual history.
Identify ways of improving health and well-being and preventing or treating burn-out.
*CME Credit Available
The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
(subject to change)
Burn Out & Rejuvenation
Faith-Based Addiction Recovery
Rebuilding Broken Walls (Healthcare Justice)
Faith Community Nursing
Burn-Out & Rejuvination
Stress - Opportunity for Spiritual Growth
Pursuing Your Passion
Medical Missions at Home and Abroad
Human Trafficking/Trauma-Informed Care
Mental Health Therapy that is Faith-Based
We are honored to have eight passionate healthcare professionals coming to share their wisdom and experience with us on how they incorporate faith into practice.
Rev. Dr. Christopher Baldwin is the executive director of ReAwaken ministries which serves believers and churches in the areas of prayer, church planting, and church revitalization. He is the former lead pastor of The Vine in Lancaster, NY and pastor of Spiritual Formation at Eastern Hills Wesleyan. He is a Beeson Pastor Scholar from Asbury Theological Seminary. Christopher is also a certified executive coach through the On Purpose Firm and ministry coach through New Church Specialties.
David Holmes, MD, is a family physician who enjoys working in medically underserved communities locally in Buffalo’s east side and globally in Haiti and other countries. He does his best to practice high quality, patient centered, whole person health care by addressing the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Holmes is a Clinical Associate Professor in the UB Dept. of Family Medicine where he directs the Global Health Education Program and teaches at the medical school. Dr. Holmes and the UB Dept. of Family Medicine received a Templeton Foundation grant which assisted in developing spirituality in healthcare curriculum for several required courses and one elective at the medical school. He is currently engaged in research looking at the role faith plays in addiction recovery. To review his faculty profile, click here.
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David Holmes at 716-697-1884, firstname.lastname@example.org
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