Interprofessional Spiritual Care Education Curriculum (ISPEC) in Japan: Introductory Course

Sapporo, Japan | August 20, 2020

What is ISPEC?

ISPEC is a train-the-trainer program that helps clinicians, spiritual care professionals, and others working in health settings to successfully recognize, address, and attend to the suffering of patients and their families. ISPEC fosters environments of care where patients may discover their own capacity for healing and whole health. It emphasizes leadership skills, institutional culture change, and personal goal development. Since its inception in 2018, ISPEC has been used to train healthcare professionals around the globe.

Who may attend the ISPEC Introductory Course?

Clinicians from diverse professional backgrounds, as well as chaplains and other spiritual carers, are warmly welcome to join us for this introductory ISPEC course. Participants may work in a variety of clinical settings, including hospitals, hospices, long-term care facilities, and outpatient care. The course will be taught in English with Japanese translators.

Course Director

Christina M. Puchalski, MD, MS, FACP, FAAHPM ‎

Thursday, August 20, 2020 (All day)

Sapporo, Japan


For inquiries, please contact:
Dr. Christy DiFrances Remein
P: +1 202 994 3549

The George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish)
2600 Virginia Avenue NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20037