Creative Transformation

Our worship leader this morning, Fernando Ona, has been working on issues of complex trauma domestically and globally in his research, teaching and service as an academic at Tufts University. For part of this summer he has been engaged in a clinical pastoral care education unit at a Trauma 1 Hospital in parallel to his global health research work with survivors of torture. Fernando will share a “Code Blue” case at the Surgical Intensive Care Unit that involved a spectrum of intersectional challenges that included human trafficking, other criminality and a host of social determinants of health that informed a landscape of profound loss and complicated grief. What is the role of the spiritual care provider in spaces of trauma-informed care? Perhaps more importantly, how can we each be instruments of support and even transformation in conflict and engage with caring for each other beyond intractability?