For more than a decade, Christina Puchalski, M.D. '94, has been working to foster a more compassionate system of health care through her research, education and policy work at the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish).
The spiritual history taking tool mentioned in the Wall Street Journal article from December 6, 2011 is the FICA Spiritual History Tool© developed by Dr.
Juli Anne Callis, president and CEO of the National Institutes of Health Federal Credit Union (NIHFCU, www.nihfcu.org), one of the largest credit unions in the Washington, D.C.
GWish has received a two-year grant to pilot a Reflection Mentor Program in the GW Internal Medicine Residency Program from the F.I.S.H. Foundation. The program introduces the reflection process as an essential component of professionalism.