Brunch and Learn for Religious Leaders – Offering Effective Care through Difficult Funerals

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Brunch and Learn for Religious Leaders – Offering Effective Care through Difficult Funerals

July 18 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Meritus Medical Center’s Spiritual Care department hosts monthly educational sessions for faith leaders, health care providers and members of the wider community.
The meetings will be held on the third Thursday of the month, from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Topics and speakers will vary. Suggestions are welcome. There is no cost for the meeting or refreshments; however, an RSVP is required. All meetings are held in the Parish Nursing Conference Room on 1799 Howell Road in Hagerstown, MD.

Speaker: Dr. Orville Browne
Topic: Offering Effective Care through Difficult Funerals
This month’s topic will help with navigating difficult funerals of neonates, children, death by suicide, murder, or shocking accidents (with or without a body) presents unique challenges to pastoral caregivers.  What to say, when to say it, where to say it, (publicly or privately) and how to say it to bring comfort to surviving family members, are an integral part of the inner struggles these caregivers experience.  This seminar will initiate a conversation about best practices in ministry to families with unique losses and offer practical ways of supporting these families.

Please RSVP by July 15, 2019 to or call 301-790-8296.
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July 18
8:30 am - 10:00 am


140 W. Franklin St.


Parish Nursing Conference Room
1799 Howell Road
Hagerstown, MD United States
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