The groundbreaking gathering encourages researchers, physicians, spiritual care providers, and patient advocates to learn from each other and grow as healers. Participants will share contemplative best practices and experiential teachings, while collectively beginning work toward common standards of practice.
The symposium takes place in Garrison, NY from November 6th thru 9th.
Neuroscience research has demonstrated the effectiveness of meditation and mindfulness-based techniques for both patient healing and caregiver self-care. Mindfulness practices are increasingly being explored and used, particularly by palliative and end-of-life care teams.
Doctors, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers are encouraged to attend.
For more information view the Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium Website.
By Victoria Brewster, MSW