INTEGRIS Pastoral Care is pleased to offer a live presentation for clergy and clinical staff on January 14, 2020 from 1-4pm, titled “Moral Injury: Healing the Wounds of Ministry”.
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Time: 1 – 4pm
Where: INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Auditorium
Address: 3300 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112
Presenter: Tommy Goode, D. Min., director, Moral Injury Institute, Springfield, Mo.
No registration required for this free program. This event will be preceded by a dutch treat luncheon in the conference room “L” near the cafeteria and the auditorium. Hope you can join us.
This presentation focuses on professional spiritual caregivers roles (including chaplains, pastors and other clergy). Those who have experienced trauma-based personal and professional life experiences may struggle with the effects of social/emotional/spiritual wounds, which are identified as moral injuries.
This woundedness may result from personal moral failure, experiences in professional ministry resulting from the actions of others, and/or that which is often referred to as secondary trauma. This may sometimes be expressed as wishing for a “do-over.”
Various professional groups (doctors, nurses, therapists, pastors, chaplains, etc.) now identify moral injury wounds. There are few, if any, predictors of when the struggle with moral injury may occur. Accident, injury, loss or critical incident medical treatment may trigger flashbacks and/or other reactions to the trauma-event that resulted in moral injury. This presentation proposes to provide timely and needed knowledge and practice insights for those charged with the spiritual-care and wellness concerns of themselves and those in their care.
Clergy will receive 3 continuing education hours for this event.