Virtual via Zoom
1100h – 1600h EST
Rise Up and Reach Out: The Pandemic Calls Forth the Compassionate Healing Ministry of Jesus
While the term “unprecedented” might be overused, no one will argue that the onslaught of COVID-19 and the global pandemic have disrupted everyone’s lives worldwide. It has dominated the media, changed our lives, refocused government policy, devastated certain businesses and become an advantage to others, redefined how we educate our children, and has catapulted the experiment of “working at home” into becoming the norm.
Vulnerable populations in the world are the people that have been most affected, and hospitals and long term care have become the flashpoints of the crisis. Not only a crisis, however, but also a great reminder! Not only a reminder, but also an opportunity! Catholic health care is based on a values response to the Gospel mandate to care for people and heal the sick in a compassionate way. The pandemic has called us to think about how we value “essential workers.” It has prompted us to re-examine the social determinants of health.
This conference will seek to examine the response to the pandemic within our organizations, the way we have delivered care and cared for those who deliver it. How have we fared? Are there things to celebrate and lessons to learn?
This virtual format provides our organization with a golden opportunity to have more people participate and benefit from the excellent content and speakers the national conference has consistently provided in the past.