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2014 Press Releases
Healing, Spirituality Conference Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Helping Caregivers Learn Art of Self Compassion

CLEARWATER, Fla., (March 18, 2014) - Caregivers typically put the needs of others before their own, which can cause burn out, fatigue and feelings of depletion. The 10th annual Healing and Spirituality Conference, sponsored by BayCare Health System, Morton Plant Mease Foundation and Suncoast Hospice, teaches caretakers how to balance their own needs with the continual demands of caring for others.

Keynote speaker Joyce Rupp, author and spiritual midwife, explains the science, theology, spirituality and psychology that proves how we care for ourselves directly impacts how we care for others. She encourages participants to reflect upon their personal and professional experiences with compassion to reenergize their ability to offer compassionate care for one’s self and for those in the midst of pain and struggle.

Conference attendees in nursing, clergy and physical therapy are eligible for continuing education credits, along with other disciplines and will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion. The conference also provides continental breakfast, lunch, door prizes and chair massages.
Cost: $79. Call (727) 461-8061 for more information and to register.

Who: BayCare Health System, Morton Plant Mease Foundation and Suncoast Hospice
What: Healing and Spirituality Conference
Where: Innisbrook Resort and Spa, 36750 U.S. Highway 19 N., Palm Harbor, FL 34684
When: Friday, March 28, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Why: To teach caregivers how to balance their own needs while caring for others.

About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 11 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, South Florida Baptist, and Winter Haven. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at

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Beth Hardy
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Lisa Creswell
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