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SKY Meditation: Guided Relaxation

Posted on August 3, 2016

Presenter: Kirti Carter, MD, MPH

Dr. Kirti Carter explains the many benefits associated with meditation and guided relaxation. She will then walk you through a guided relaxation exercise to help you calm your mind and reduce stress. It is suggested that you watch Dr. Carter's first video "Sky Meditation: Breath Based Relaxation" prior to watching this video. The breathing techniques will enhance your guided meditation. 

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SKY Meditation: Breath Based Relaxation

Posted on August 2, 2016

Presenter: Kirti Carter, MD, MPH

When the demand is greater than the energy available to meet the demand you will experience stress. This is often the case for caregivers. Dr. Kirti Carter, a strong advocate for stress free and healthy living will walk you through three breath based relaxation techniques than can be used to help reduce stress. A great introduction to meditation and relaxation techniques.

  • Ultimate Nostril Breathing
  • Bellows Breath
  • Ocean Sound Breath

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The Emotional and Spiritual Attributes of Caregiving

Posted on October 29, 2015
Presenter: Darwin L. Huartson, M.Div. BCC

What qualities make up a great caregiver? Often times, things like love, patience, and communication are what you most commonly think of when you think of caregiving. But there are many emotional and spiritual attributes to look for as well. Learn more about the many aspects of caregiving.

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A Spiritual Message and Prayer for Caregivers

Posted on June 9, 2015

Presenter:  Fr. Jimmy Drennan
Fr. Drennan reflects on the value and importance of providing health and health care to those we love. Through prayer, he expresses sincere gratitude for those who have answered the vocation to serve as doctor, nurse, aide, orderly, volunteer, and caregiver. 

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Cultural Sensitivity Training: Questions & Answers

Posted on June 9, 2015
The Jewish faith brings many customs, foods, and rituals that are important to keep in mind when giving care. This series of videos provides cultural sensitivity training for caregivers of Jewish seniors. In this final module, experts in Judaism and Jewish caregivers provide answers related to Jewish culture, covering multiple topics including menorahs, biblical scriptures, and dietary restrictions.

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Cultural Sensitivity Training: Caring for Jewish Seniors

Posted on June 9, 2015
The Jewish faith brings many customs, foods, and rituals that are important to keep in mind when giving care. This series of videos provides cultural sensitivity training for caregivers of Jewish seniors. In this fourth module, we describe how to use what we’ve shared to assist all caregivers in providing sensitive care for Jewish patients and assisting families in discharge planning, planning kosher diets, and scheduling appointments. 

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Cultural Sensitivity Training: Death and Dying Traditions in Judaism

Posted on June 9, 2015
The Jewish faith brings many customs, foods, and rituals that are important to keep in mind when giving care. This series of videos provides cultural sensitivity training for caregivers of Jewish seniors. In this third module, we describe death and dying traditions in Judaism, exploring the wide spectrum of Jewish practices and beliefs that can affect all aspects from care, from treating at the bedside to preparing for death.

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Cultural Sensitivity Training: Jewish Holy Days & Celebrations

Posted on June 9, 2015
The Jewish faith brings many customs, foods, and rituals that are important to keep in mind when giving care. This series of videos provides cultural sensitivity training for caregivers of Jewish seniors. In this second module, we describe Jewish holy days and celebrations, helping viewers understand the history of these rituals and the dietary laws and fasting practices often associated with them. 

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Cultural Sensitivity Training: Overview of Judaism

Posted on June 9, 2015
The Jewish faith brings many customs, foods, and rituals that are important to keep in mind when giving care. This series of videos provides cultural sensitivity training for caregivers of Jewish seniors. In this first module, we give an overview of Judaism with a brief look at the history, customs, and beliefs that are inherent to Jewish people. 

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Caregiving: A Journey of Faith, Hope and Love

Posted on June 9, 2015
Presenter: Mary Olivia Patino
Viewers are guided to reflect on the caregiver’s experience as a journey of faith, hope, and love. The video helps them affirm their role as one of love and one that serves an important role in today’s society. They can also acknowledge that caregiving can be a time of challenges and a time of hope.

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