Learn How to Respond to the Spiritual Needs of People

Who Are Living with Life-Threatening Illness (2 CE)

Studies show that people who have spiritual practices are healthier and live longer, but many nurses feel uncertain when the subject comes up because spirituality is both vast and profoundly personal.

This 2-hour CE course is designed to help you center and strengthen yourself spiritually, no matter what your faith is, so you can respond more effectively to the spiritual needs of people who are living with life-threatening illness.

I recommend that you practice regularly, not just when you’re working with ill persons because you will bring joy and depth to your life in countless ways!

“We live in a sacred, rich, beneficent universe with

a wealth of love and support for us.

The whole matrix is a conscious living mystery

A cause for joy and celebration

Not a problem to be solved or a resource to be manipulated

Our birth, our death, our being in the moment—

These are sacred doorways to unimaginable realms of exploration, beauty, and possibility.”

~ Paraphrased from Terence McKenna (1946–2000)

This course is #3 of a 3-part series that is designed to help nurses deepen their competence and confidence in caring for both their clients and themselves. It is supported by evidence from holistic nursing practice and the biological, behavioral, and social sciences.

I invite you to explore easy multicultural ways to meet your spiritual needs for your own well-being and so you can better help your clients meet their spiritual needs, too.

The author’s viewpoint is based on three spiritual principles:

  • Our spirit does not die: It leaves the body and continues its journey.
  • By facing the reality of death, we receive vital gifts that empower us to joyfully live!
  • We are filled with love and light when we support each other to live and leave in peace.

This course is offered by Awakening to Grace, which is approved as a provider of continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nurses: CE Provider #50-17367.

We welcome your comments, questions, suggestions, and personal stories. Simply email us at [email protected]

Your Instructor

Sharon Burch, MSN, APRN, PHCNS-BC, NC-BC
Sharon Burch, MSN, APRN, PHCNS-BC, NC-BC

Sharon Burch is a holistic health educator and clinical nurse specialist who has experienced more than 40 years of caring in hospitals, nursing homes, home health, hospice, massage therapy, nutritional coaching, shamanic arts practice, nurse-entrepreneurship, and business administration. Sharon has authored two textbooks and more than 40 home study CE courses for holistic nurses and massage therapists. She now serves as the Holistic Nurse Practice Specialist at the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) where she plans, implements, and promotes AHNA's holistic nursing practice-related products, programs, and services. In her free time, Sharon spends time with her daughter, Adria; serves on the board of directors for the Hawaii Yoga Institute, and coaches family caregivers through The Caregiver's Compass.

Class Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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