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Conversation About Ethics: Spirituality & Health

June 29, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm



Free, but registration is required.

Join Christina Puchalski, MD, MS, FACP, FAAHPM, Founder & Director, The George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, for a two-part conversation around Spirituality and Health.

Thursday, June 28 | Attending to Suffering: Fostering Inner Professional Growth as Part of Professional Formation of Clinicians (5:30PM)

This talk will review the concepts of being present to patients’ suffering, what is needed in professional development to be able to do that and will describe an innovative program currently used in medical schools called GWish-Templeton Reflection Rounds which is a competency based program in spirituality and health.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will reflect on what is meant by attending to a patient’s suffering.
  • Participants will discuss ways in which clinicians’ own spirituality impacts their ability to be present to patients
  • Participants will describe an educational program integrating clinicians’ spirituality in their professional formation.

Friday, June 29 | Ethical Issues in Interprofessional Spiritual Care

A discussion of ethical challenges for all clinicians including chaplains in the provision of spiritual care as well as the responsibilities of systems and individuals in attending to suffering.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will discuss ethical challenges in spiritual care
  • Participants will identify specific ethical standards that apply to their professions
  • Participants will explore ways in which systems and individuals are responsible for attending to suffering of patients.


June 29, 2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Event Category:


Conversations About Ethics
Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health
Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics


Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health
8310 Ewing Hassell Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78229 United States
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