By Quinn Lavespere, Special to the Message
[img_assist|nid=5994|title=LC Professor and International Coordinator of Nursing David Sharp spoke on Approaching Spirituality in client care.|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=67]The Louisiana College School of Nursing held a symposium on “Spirituality In Health Care” on Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Granberry Conference Center.
LC Professor of Nursing and Dean of School of Nursing and Allied Health, Kimberly Sharp, said that the main goal of the symposium was to teach nursing students and others working in health care about spirituality and how to address the spiritual needs of clients.Sharp said that a full digest of the symposium’s events will be made available through a weblink on the LC nursing website after the symposium is over.
“We’re hoping this is going to be part of a rolling series,” said Sharp. “We want to be able to do it every year for students and people who are working in health care professions who have an interest in understanding more about spiritual health and how to address spiritual health care needs.”
Presenters at the symposium included distinguished scholar and consultant Irene Alyn, who spoke on “Spirituality and Nursing,” and LC professor and International Coordinator for Nursing David Sharp, who spoke on “Approaching Spirituality in Client Care.”
As the symposium was an interactive workshop, guided group discussions were held for the last part of the symposium, allowing participants to network with each other.
The symposium was free and available to nurses, nursing students, and anyone interested in understanding how to facilitate discussions about spirituality and support spiritual needs in a health care environment.
For more information, call the Division of Nursing at 318-487-7127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.