Faith Community Nursing


The Joy of Caring Conference: Encountering Challenges

Friday, August 17, 2012
R.C. and Celeste Wahlert Atrium, Clarke University
8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Clarke University Nursing and Religious Studies Departments have been collaborating with the Archdiocese of Dubuque and Mercy Medical Center to foster the initiatives of faith community nursing. Support for faith community nursing has been offered for many years in the Dubuque region through the efforts of the Parish Health Ministry office at Mercy Medical Center. The Archdiocese of Dubuque supports faith community nursing practice and ministry through the Office of Family Life.

Join us at this year's 5th annual conference!

Conference Presentations and Speakers

Jeffrey Bishop

A Call to Cure, A Call to Care

Jeffrey P. Bishop, MD, Ph.D.,

Tenent Endowed Chair in Health Care Ethics
Director, Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics
Saint Louis University

Each individual remembers that moment when he or she is called to a caring profession. It drives and sustains us, but at times it can be forgotten. Dr. Bishop likes to remind people that during the times that we feel "burn-out" and our compassion is failing us, it is important to remember the difference between care and cure. He asks us to remember that moment we first felt called to care.



The intended audience for the conference includes nurses, pastors and pastoral associates, seminary students, social workers, chaplains, and funeral home employees. Persons of all faiths are welcome to participate!

Previous Faith Community Conferences

2011 Nurturing Compassionate Hearts
2010 Fostering Resilience and Hope
2009 Living the Vision
2008 A New Heart and a New Spirit

6th Annual Conference
August 16, 2013


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