‘Spirituality in Patient Care’ at Mount

February 23, 2012

Newburgh, NY -

"Spirituality in Patient Care: Ethics, Mystery, and the Role of the Healthcare Team" will be presented at Mount Saint Mary College on March 8 at 7 pm in Aquinas Hall Room 216. The public is invited to this free event.

The guest speaker is Jo Ann Middleton, founding director of the medical humanities program in the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University, Madison, NJ.

Middleton established and served as director of the medical humanities program at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, NJ. Her “Medical Ethics” presentation was included in the American College of Physicians Best of the Boards Series.

Among other courses, Middleton has taught the clinical ethics segment for the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Board review. She has also published essays on Willa Cather, clinical ethics, medical humanities training, and aging, death, and dying in literature.

She received her BA from Manhattanville College and her MA and PhD from Drew University.

"Spirituality in Patient Care: Ethics, Mystery, and the Role of the Healthcare Team" is sponsored by Mount Saint Mary College’s Catholic and Dominican Institute, along with the nursing program and arts and letters division. The Catholic and Dominican Institute promotes the college’s heritage, advances the charism of learning and service, provides a forum for discussion of contemporary ethical issues, and enhances Catholic and Jewish dialogue.

At the Mount, 33 percent of freshmen aim for health professions. The college’s nationally accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree nursing programs feature high tech simulator labs, real world clinical experience and community nursing, plus a NYCLEX exam pass rate of 90 to 100 percent. Graduates work as registered nurses in hospitals in the Northeast and around the country. The RN to BSN program for registered nurses is a blended online course with interactive modules and only one day per week in class.

In arts and letters, the rigorous and expanding communication/media production program features a video studio/editing suite with the latest non-linear editing equipment, a Mount Media crew for real world experience, and the KnightRadio station featuring high-tech control room and studio equipment.

For information on the lecture, call the CDI office at 845-569-3467, email, or visit