Dr. Christina Puchalski Recognized by the Association of Professional Chaplains, the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare for Contributions to Spirituality and Health
Congratulations to Christina Puchalski, M.D., director of the George Washington University (GW) Institute for Spirituality and Health and professor of medicine at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, who was recognized by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) and the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare (ESPCH) for her tireless efforts to create a more spiritually-minded health care system focused on the whole person.
Puchalski was presented with the Distinguished Service Award at the APC Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. on June 21. The Distinguished Service Award celebrates Puchalski’s contributions in promoting the standard of professional chaplaincy in an exemplary manner.
Puchalski was also honored with the Platinum Medal at the ESPCH Annual Conference in Madrid, July 3, the highest award given at the conference. Delivered by ESPCH President, Professor Sir Jonathan Asbridge, DSc (hc), Puchalski was recognized for her integration of spiritual care in clinical practice. This follows ESPCH’s mission to address the increasing depersonalization of clinical care.