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Shane Dresen

Chaplain - Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care

Sarasota, FL


Work Experience


Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care
Sarasota, FL

March 2009 to Present

Emphasis on visitation, intense critical listening, assessing, electronic charting, writing case studies presented to peers for critique, developing care plans. Well versed in mental health issues, ethics evaluations and palliative care, memorial services, follow-up grief support for family/friends/Sig. others. Chair BioEthics com, Policy/procedures com. Speak 3X wk on hospice issues, open weekly IDT creating a sense of teamwork and cohesiveness. Lead team of 10 chaplains. Member of speakers bureau. Represent hospice in D.C. 
10 yrs establishing medical clinics, in Africa. Culturally- sensitive. Can work harmoniously teambuilding w/Hispanic, Islamic, Asian, Afro-American cultures.

Senior pastor in Chicago

Sandpoint, ID

1977 to 1997

Spoke 4X wk, Planned w/ civic leaders, officiated.


M.Div in Pastoral Care

Andrews University -
Berrien Springs, MI

BA in Theology and Biblical Languages

Walla Walla University -
College Place, WA

4 Units of CPE in Chaplain

St. Joseph Medical Center -
Tacoma, WA

Additional Information

4 units of CPE at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. Employed as chaplain in fast-paced setting included trauma/ER, end of life, assessment/ diagnostic skills, conflict management, charting, ethical outcomes in a multi-cultural setting. Computer efficient, excellent people skills, accomplished public speaker. Experienced in crisis/trauma situations, Palliative care. 
20+ yrs pastoral experience w/ excellent listening, oral, written and communication skills. Strong problem solving, counseling and case management ability, able to recognize and interpret spiritual, emotional, psychological status of pts, family and staff. Taught on University level.