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Nursing Webinar Series:
Spiritual and Cultural Issues: Nursing Assessment and Interventions

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Date and Time: July 19, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET (Live)

Location: Online at

Nurse Wanda Youdelman, Staff Development Manager
Speaker Name and Title:
Wanda Youdelman, RN, MSN, CHPN
Staff Development Manager
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The goal of this webinar is to increase participant knowledge in how the spiritual and cultural beliefs and practices of our patients and families impact care. This knowledge will assist the participant in the palliation to provide care that is holistic and culturally and spiritually sensitive, leading to the improvement of quality of life for individuals with chronic illness. 


  1. Discuss how culture impacts patient care
  2. State why a cultural/spiritual assessment is important
  3. List three reasons why families or nonprofessional interpreters should not be used

Target Audience: Nursing administrators and managers, nurses, and healthcare coaches

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Individual:  $25 (includes CME/CE certificate)
Group:  $95 (includes unlimited CME/CE certificates)

Note to Groups:
If you plan to attend as a group, the group facilitator should register for the webinar. After registering, group facilitators will receive detailed email instructions on how to process CE credits for group attendees. Please email or call (212) 649-5500 with additional questions.

Attending by Smartphone:
No dial-in (i.e., listen only) connections are permitted for CE credit. To attend by phone, download and install the GoToWebinar App from the Apple Store or Google Play.

System Requirements for Computers and Mobile Devices:

Wanda Youdelman, RN, MSN, CHPN, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA