Providing Care for Those Touched by Near-Death and Related Experiences: Ethical Best Practices
Friday, April 30, 2021 l 11:00 am- 8:45 pm EDT l $75 l Register
Presented by the International Association for Near-Death Studies in affiliation with the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling, and the Institute for Complementary & Alternative Medicine Studies, Akamai University.
Research shows that in at least one-fifth of near-death experiencers' most memorable episodes of disclosing their NDE to a healthcare provider, family member, or friend, the experiencer came away feeling harmed.
The purpose of this one-day symposium is for anyone—professional or layperson—to complete the day feeling confident that they know how to fulfill their professional ethical and personal moral responsibility to do no harm to near-death and related experiencers. Join us to hear experiencers, healthcare providers, a bioethicist, and friends reveal their best and worst experiences of disclosure and offer their most important advice about how others can avoid harm and increase help to those touched by near-death and related experiences.
Speakers, Presenters, Panelists, & Moderators
Download symposium brochure to see full bios for all speakers.
BRUCE GREYSON, MD
JANICE MINER HOLDEN,
EdD, LPC-S, ACMHP
MARY JO BULBROOK,
EdD, RN, CEMP/S/I, HTCP
PhD, RN, US Army Col (Ret)
NORMA EDWARDS, DDIV
KAREN E. HERRICK,
PhD, LCSW, LMSW, CADC, ACMHP
DIANE (DIFRANCO) MARQUEZ LYONS,
MCSW, LCSW, LTSW, ACMHP
MARIETA PEHLIVANOVA, PhD
NANCY RYNES, BSc
CHASE SKYLAR DeMAYO
US Air Force Veteran
MSN, RN, CCRN-K
MDiv, CSPC, ATTT
JEFF O'DRISCOLL, MD
LILIA SAMOILO, BS
MD, FCP (Psychiatry)
MA, MSW, LCSW
ELKE MACARTNEY, BA
SPENCER OLSEN, BA
PENNY SARTORI, PhD
ELOISE SCHAERLAKEN-SNEEDEN, BA
with YVONNE SNEEDEN,
REBECCA S. VALLA, MD
LEE WITTING, DMin
KAREN WYATT, MD
Course and Continuing Education Credit
Registration includes course and continuing education (CE) credit for
those professionals listed below who wish to receive it. Professionals
seeking such credit must:
Indicate on your registration form your desire to receive credit in one or more professional categories (see below).
- Attend all scheduled presentations,
- Sign in at the beginning, and out at the end, of each session, using the Zoom Chat as instructed at start of Symposium, and
- Following the conference, complete and submit
Answers to multiple choice items covering Symposium content, and
An evaluation of the conference.
Within one week after the Symposium, we will contact you to provide you with the computer links to the items and evaluation. You will have two weeks to complete the items and evaluation. Within one week of your completion of the items and evaluation, the course or CE credit provider will email you a pdf Certificate as an attachment that you will be able to save and/or print.
Akamai University (AU) Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Certificate
Seekers (Certificate in Near-Death and Spiritually Transformative Experiences): Receive up
to 0.8 CEUs from AU.
Akamai University CAM Course Credit Seekers: Receive .5 college credit from AU.
CAM Practitioners, Educators, and Researchers in Energy Medicine or Comprehensive Energy Psychology; Massage and Bodywork Therapists; and Canadian Natural Health Practitioners: Receive up to 8 contact hours in continuing education through AU Institute for CAM Studies, Energy Medicine Partnerships (EMP), AU Affiliate. CEs are offered through four organizations: (a) EMP, an Approved Provider of continuing education for CAM Practitioners, Educators, & Researchers; (b) the Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) for Diplomate in Comprehensive Energy Psychology (DCEP) or Certified Energy Health Practitioner (CEHP) recertification; (c) Approved Provider with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork; and (d) Approved Provider with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada for Natural Health.
Counselors: Receive up to 8 Continuing Education Hours (CE) in Wellness and Prevention (including 1 hour of Ethics). The Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) has been approved by NBCC as a continuing education provider, ACEP No. 1010. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ASERVIC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. For more information about ASERVIC webinars and CE hours, visit or contact president Dr. Ryan Foster at email@example.com.
Nurses: This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Social Workers: This program is approved for 8 hours of social work continuing education by the National Association of Social Workers – Approval Number 886851476-6439. One hour of the program is approved for ethics continuing education. The following states do not accept National CE Approval Programs: MI, NJ, NY, NC, & WV. Puerto Rico does not have continuing education requirements.
Other Professionals (including ACPE Certified Pastoral Educators, APC Certified Chaplains, and ACISTE-Certified Professionals): IANDS will issue a Certificate of Completion for up to 8 hours of participation that you may use for continuing education credit. Contact your licensing and/or certifying entity(s) prior to Symposium registration to determine whether the entity will accept such a Certificate for continuing education credit.