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Published April 13, 2013, 12:00 PM

Serious illness, spiritual care topic of panel

MOORHEAD – The Center for Interfaith Projects will present “Serious Illness and Spiritual Care: Meeting the Diverse Needs of People with Life-Changing Illnesses,” at 2 p.m. on April 21 in the Oak Room of the Hjemkomst Center.

By: Forum staff reports , INFORUM

MOORHEAD – The Center for Interfaith Projects will present “Serious Illness and Spiritual Care: Meeting the Diverse Needs of People with Life-Changing Illnesses,” at 2 p.m. on April 21 in the Oak Room of the Hjemkomst Center.

The panel will discuss how caregivers – professional and nonprofessional – can be more sensitive to the diverse spiritual needs of those who are seriously ill. They will also talk about the role of spiritual care in the process of healing and helping those with life-changing illnesses.

Panelists include: Dr. Ann Sandgren, psychologist at the Roger Maris Cancer Center; the Rev. Jack Stanek, director of spiritual care services at the Sanford Medical Center; Willard Yellow Bird Jr., cultural planner for the City of Fargo and Native American shaman; Beth Anderson, cancer patient and a professor of education at Minnesota State University Moorhead; and David B. Myers, cancer patient and the executive director of the Center for Interfaith Projects.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (701) 388-7368.

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