Fernando Ona, PhD, MPH, MSW, MDiv, LCSW
Clinical Associate Professor
Fernando Ona is a Clinical Associate Professor at Tufts University, School of Medicine. He is also the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Fellow at Boston University School of Theology where he is pursuing his Doctor of Ministry degree in Transformational Leadership._x000D_ Samuel Lowe is the Chief of Chaplaincy at Boston Medical Center. He is also an ordained pastor. _x000D_ Steven Bingaman is the Executive Director of the Outdoor Church and is currently seeking ordination.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Health Disparity, Spiritual Care and Coding Blue: A Case Study of Chaplaincy as an Interprofessional Bridge in an Intensive Care Unit at a Safety-net Hospital
Integrated collaborations among diverse providers within the intensive care unit can mitigate the challenges and experiences of health disparities among patients, their families and the provider teams that support them under medical duress. A code blue, the hospital emergency code that indicates a medical emergency, can be a profoundly stressful and traumatizing experience for a patient’s family or loved ones. These stressful and anxious experiences can be amplified if they arise from any number of social determinants of health. This case study characterizes an integrated, interprofessional…