Children's Spirituality in the Clinical Setting

March 18, 2013

Purpose and Content 

This symposium will address physician, nurses, other healthcare professionals, clergy, and other spiritual care providers, knowledge regarding cultural differences in the spiritual lives of children and their families focusing on describing, defining, explaining and demonstrating core concepts and content.

Course Objectives 

1. Demonstrate increased sensitivity to the spiritual needs of pediatric patients and their families
2. Practice an increased empowerment to address the expressed spiritual needs of patients and families
3. Utilize an increased awareness in interpersonal communications with families and providing attentitive, culturally sensitive referrals to other disciplines as part of the overall care-plan for physician's patients.

Who Should Attend 

This course is designed for any physician, nurse, other healthcare professionals, clergy, and other spiritual care providers, who provides pediatric treatment in clinics or at the bedside including those physicians in Residency and Fellowship training.


Children’s Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nursing Association, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Children's Medical Center is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation (CNE, CME)

4 Contact hours will be awarded.

Children's Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conflict of Interest 

It is Children's Medical Center's policy that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation of financial interest that may affect the speakers' presentations. Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. This will be disclosed at the beginning of each presentation.

Registration Information

Attendees may register by mail or online.

General Registration - $95
Students - $65
Children’s/UT Southwestern Employees – No Charge

Payment must accompany the registration form for it to be processed. Once registration has been processed, a confirmation email will be sent. To pay by check, please also enclose the registration form. Checks can be made payable to Children's Medical Center.
If you have any questions, please contact Marisa Archuleta at 214-456-2735.

Returned Check Policy 

An administrative fee of $35 will be charged for all checks returned for insufficient funds.

Cancellation/Refund Policy 

Refund requests must be received two weeks prior to the course. No refunds will be made thereafter.

Meeting Location 

Children's Medical Center Dallas
Moore Auditorium
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, Texas  75235


A limited number of suites have been reserved at the
Embassy Suites Hotel Dallas Market Center at a discounted rate of $99.00/night.

Embassy Suites Dallas - Market Center
2727 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas, 75207
TEL: 1-214-630-5332

This includes complimentary breakfast and complimentary reception each evening for guests. Please show your conference registration receipt to receive the negotiated rate.
Shuttle arrangements have been made to and from the symposium and this hotel.

For reservations visit

Please use code: 560001853

Course Director

Dr. Thomas M. Zellers, M.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX