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.
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.
For more than a decade, Christina Puchalski, MD, '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).
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.