We envision an innovative model of global health care that recognizes spiritual health as a fundamental part of treating the whole person: body, mind, and spirit.
As such, patients develop an inner strength that promotes healing, and providers discover a deeper sense of purpose in their work.
By understanding what gives a patient meaning, purpose, and hope, providers can play a critical role in relieving suffering for the people and families in their care.
VIDEO: Correspondent David Tereshchuk talks with Dr. Christina Puchalski, Founder and Executive Director of GWish about the improved outcomes when clinicians become a ‘listening presence’ for their patients. Watch to find out how GWish envisions a health care system that can offer healing and acceptance in a deeper, more meaningful way. View on PBS.