Culture & Conversation: You Believe What?. . .The importance of religious diversity awareness

Thursday, April 12 2018 @ 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

Daly Center (MF) ,186

Presenter(s): Beth Newton Watson, M.Div, BCC
Audience: Faculty, staff, and learners


How do we discover what truly matters to others in offering care?  Do we even know what matters to us?  How do we manage our own reactions when we discover we do not all agree, even with ourselves, all the time. How can we help the people to whom we offer care access their own religious and spiritual resources for healing?

About the presenter:

Beth Newton Watson, director of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Services, Indiana University Health:  Methodist, University, Riley Hospital for Children, is ordained United Methodist clergy, a Board Certified Chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains, and a Certified Educator in the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.  She is Affiliate Faculty with the Daniel F. Evans Center for Spiritual and Religious Values in Healthcare, and an Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine. In her role she provides emotional and spiritual care to, and educates for emotional and spiritual care with patients, families, team members, leadership, and administrators.  She directs the Clinical Education Program training for professional chaplains at the Academic Health Center, and volunteers in providing emotional and spiritual support for students, faculty and staff at the IUSM.

This event is sponsored by the IUSM Office of Diversity Affairs . If you have questions about this event please contact the office at 317-274-1939 or by email at