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TMC Seminar (Online): “African American Spirituality, Serious Illness, and the Covid-19 Crisis,” Dr. Gloria White-Hammond
Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, M.D. is Co-Pastor of Bethel AME Church, Boston, MA, www.bethelame.org and the Swartz Resident Practitioner in Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School (HDS).
Dr. White-Hammond’s “ministry of healing” spans four decades and 2 continents. She served as a pediatrician at the South End Community Health Center from 1981-2008. In 2002, White-Hammond co-founded My Sister’s Keeper to provide humanitarian and human rights support to women and girls who were victims of conflict in Sudan and South Sudan.
Dr. White-Hammond serves alongside her husband, Rev. Ray A. Hammond, MD, to pastor Bethel’s 500-member congregation. Her innovations include Shatter the Silence, a faith-based network of congregations committed to addressing sexual victimization of women and men in predominantly African American communities; Planning Ahead, a ministry to encourage church members to begin conversations and complete their advance directives regarding their wishes for end-of-life care; and Sacred Conversations which equips clergypersons from diverse faith traditions to provide more effective support for seriously ill congregants.
As Harvard Divinity School’s Swartz Resident Practitioner in Ministry Studies, Dr. White-Hammond co-directs the Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Medical School course, “Medicine and Spirituality in Healing”; and facilitates a group, “Meaning Making: Understanding the Minister’s Role in Making Theological Sense of Life Experience.”
Dr. White-Hammond is a graduate of Boston University (AB, 1972), Tufts University School of Medicine (MD, 1976) and Harvard Divinity School (MDiv, 1997). She is a former member of the Board of Trustees and current member of the President’s Advisory Council of Brigham and Women’s Hospital; trustee emeritus at Tufts University; trustee at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; and a member of Boston’s COVID19 Health Inequities Task Force.
Continuing Education Credit
Continuing education credit will be attendance-based and only available to those who participate in the live seminar sessions. Participants will need to register a Duke OneLink account (See instructions here). A text code will be provided at the start of each seminar for those wishing to receive credit. See additional details below.
Continuing Education credits available for: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and chaplains.
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Category 1: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurse CE: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this activity for up to 1.0 credit hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.