Dr. Christina Puchalski was recently quoted in a Dallas Morning News article dicussing the issue of spirituality and health. The article, which was published on July 27th, discusses the use of prayer and spirituality in times of patient distress.
Calling upon the healthcare sector and caregivers worldwide, the Fetzer Advisory Council on Health Professions offers this vision of what a healthcare system infused with love, compassion, and forgiveness could be. Using 2 skits and a video, this plenary session models and amplifies their Call to the World for better, more loving, more holistic healthcare sector.
Around-the-clock media coverage and heated political disputes have made the debate about U.S. health care reform difficult to overlook. However, there is a quieter revolution occurring in the field simultaneously — one that stresses the importance of whole-person care that focuses on psychosocial and spiritual, as well as physical, well-being.
The Fetzer Institute convened experts in different disciplines from around the world (health, art, humanities, law, etc) to explore ways in which compassion, love and forgiveness are exemplified in the different sectors.
Administering a dose of compassion and consideration can go a long way toward healing the human spirit, as well as the body.
Dr. Puchalski was recently interviewed by Michelle Boorstein of the Washington Post about the new textbook, the "Oxford Textbook of Spirituality and Healthcare," and GWISH's role in the field of spirituality and health.
Christina Puchalski, M.D., GWish director and professor of medicine, spoke to AllHealthcareJobs.com about patient and employee spirituality in the workplace.
At the end of February 2012 more than forty students, young physicians and teachers gathered at the Abode of the Message in New Lebanon, NY for this year's Spirituality in Medicine - Leadership Training Institute.