Course Code: 0cs
While theorists and researchers have yet to agree on a single, universally accepted theory or definition of spirituality, few would deny its existence or impact on health and healing. The goal of this course is to offer health care providers an overview of the characteristics of spirituality. Theories of spirituality, its many definitions, and essential elements will be discussed. The stages of spiritual development and the connection between spirituality and healing will also be described.
The relationship between health care provider and client can provide both with a sense of strength, healing, inner peace, and an interconnectedness that gives meaning to the relationship. The goal of this course is to provide an overview of that relationship and offer health care providers an understanding of the types of spiritual care generalists and specialists, as well their roles in providing spiritual care. The influence of a health care provider's spirituality on their ability to provide spiritual care, as well as the barriers to providing spiritual care to clients will also be discussed. Finally, the course provides a discussion of the moral and ethical issues that should be considered when providing spiritual care.
The goal of this course is to provide health care professionals and spiritual care providers with an understanding of spiritually healing rituals that they can incorporate in the care of their clients and for themselves.
The goal of this course is to introduce the health care professional to the relationship between spirituality, religion, and health.
The goal of this course is to introduce the health care professional to the relationship between spirituality, culture, and health. They are essential components of every individual, and each one influences the other. Health care professionals cannot address them as separate entities. Major health belief systems and major health care systems will be discussed as well as spiritual, cultural, and health care practices of African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Arab Americans.
Spiritual care is an important and necessary part of appropriate patient care, yet many health care professionals feel ill equipped to provide it to their clients. The goal of this course is to help health care professionals understand the elements of spiritual care and a spiritual assessment, understand the importance of providing this aspect of care, and learn strategies that can ensure a successful spiritual assessment. Several models will be discussed, and the various types of alterations in spiritual integrity will be explained. Finally, considerations for the appropriate planning, implementation, and evaluation of spiritual care will be examined.
The therapeutic interventions of music, art, dance, humor, and animal-assisted therapy can be integrated into mainstream medicine and should be considered as complements, not replacements for, mainstream medical treatments. The goal of this course is to provide an overview of these mind-body-spirit healing interventions and to discuss their therapeutic uses and benefits.
The goal of this course is to introduce the health care professional to the relationship between sacred spaces and how they may help patients heal.
The goal of this course is to introduce the health care professional to the best way to provide and support spiritual care for the dying.
The goal of this course is to introduce the health care professional to the relationship between spirituality and the grieving process.
The goal of this course is to introduce the health care professional to the relationship between spirituality, religion, and health in children. Family beliefs and values will be discusses as well as their role in treatment and healing.
The goal of this course is to introduce the health care professional to the relationship between spirituality and the aging process.
Cyndie Koopsen is a nurse who has cared for patients in acute care settings, community clinics, and the home. Her professional nursing career has involved nursing executive leadership and administration, staff development and education, community education and wellness, and holistic care. She has designed, developed, and presented numerous educational programs for audiences covering integrative health, promotion and wellness, and chronic disease management and prevention. She is the co-author of "Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals."
Caroline Young, M.P.H., has an extensive public health background that includes research experience, workshop presentations, and instruction. She has designed, developed, and instructed numerous integrative health programs for diverse populations, senior populations, and faith communities. Young is the co-author of "Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals."
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
The Certificate in Spirituality, Health, and Healing consists of a total of twelve lessons. You must complete all lessons to receive your certificate.
To complete each lesson, click on the lesson title that you would like to complete. When you are ready to take the final for each lesson, proceed to the Finals section and select the final you wish to take.
You must pass the final exam in all lessons with a score of 80% or higher AND complete the Evaluation Form in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. Finals are graded as Pass or No Pass. Receipt of your certificate indicates successful completion of the course and that you have passed all final exams with a score of 80% or greater. You may retake final exams as many times as necessary within the six week duration of the course at no additional charge.
Expiration Date: 11/15/2020
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.
Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you're encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
You must complete all lessons to receive your certificate. You must pass the final exam in all lessons with a score of 80% or higher AND complete the Evaluation Form in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. Finals are graded as Pass or No Pass. Receipt of your certificate indicates successful completion of the course and that you have passed all final exams with a score of 80% or greater. You may retake final exams as many times as necessary within the duration of the course at no additional charge.
Yes. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in all states. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours.
The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.
The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), continuing education activities must be applicable to diabetes and approved by a provider on the NCBDE List of Recognized Providers (www.ncbde.org). NCBDE does not approve continuing education.
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #107194).
Excellent Information and excellently presented - the information and reference resources will be helpful to me in the future - wonderful experience – thanks"
I appreciate the opportunity to take a course on this important and underrepresented topic"
WOW~~ I never fully realized the differences yet so many similarities between different beliefs, I learned quite a bit!"
I enjoyed all the information that you put together . I have been studying spirituality for 18 years and I still learned a lot from this course. Thank you for your effort to bring the best to this course."
I thank you for giving me the opportunity to obtain more knowledge about spirituality. I learned a lot in this few lessons and I will continue reading them over and over."
Wow, the reading was great! I have always believed that nurses sought to be part of the profession because of a spiritual calling (It can't be money or prestige). I have found that it is often easier to develop a therapeutic relationship with clients because I can approach the relationship with "no baggage" and clear boundaries, in return the clients seem to "bare" their soul because they can choose what to share and therefore maintain their spiritual autonomy - all valid points made in the reading."
I will have a greater understanding of the spiritual needs of my clients and therefore will be able to offer better care. Also, I have a better understanding of cultural differences which will help me to better assess the spiritual needs of my clients."
Looking forward to taking more of your online courses. Thanks for putting together such an interesting and enlightening class."
Thank you for the Spirituality, Health and Healing course....it was excellent and very thorough. I LOVED it and it has given me much to think about on my own spiritual journey."
I deal with many seniors who are facing the death of a spouse or their own death (many are in their 90's) this class opened my eyes to many ways to help and talk with these people. The quote from the course "it’s harder to grow old than grow up" is so true. The physical disabilities and limitations plus the knowledge that you are growing old is very hard to take sometimes. Giving up the ability to drive is a turning point for some people, many of my seniors say "it won't be long now" when they lose the ability to drive and become dependent on children. This course gave me a wonderful understanding of the spirit in health and healing."