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Free Lecture and Webinar

Spirituality and Health: The Foundations of Compassionate Care

The WMU Department of Comparative Religion, in collaboration with Extended University Programs and the College of Health and Human Services Bill Burian University-Community Lecture Series is pleased to present a free lecture and webinar from Dr. Christina Puchalski, founder and director of the George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health, and a leader in the movement to incorporate spirituality into health care in both the clinical setting and medical education.

Dr. Puchalski’s lecture will address spiritual assessment and care, why it is important to patients and health care professionals, and the ways spirituality impacts palliative and end of life care.

This collaborative event is spearheaded by WMU's Spirituality, Culture and Health online graduate certificate. It will be held on WMU's main campus at the Fetzer Center and streamed live as a webinar. This lecture and webinar are free of charge, but advance registration is required.

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About Dr. Puchalski

Christina Puchalski, MD, MS, is a pioneer and international leader in the movement to integrate spirituality into health care in both the clinical setting and in medical education. As founder and director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, she continues to break new ground in the understanding and integration of spiritual care in a broad spectrum of health care environments.

Puchalski is a professor of Medicine and Health Sciences at The George Washington University School of Medicine. She is an active board-certified clinician in internal medicine and palliative care. She has received numerous awards including the George Washington University Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of her scholarship and leadership. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Spirituality, Culture and Health online graduate certificate

WMU's Spirituality, Culture and Health online graduate certificate curriculum promotes an advanced understanding of the impact of culture, spirituality and religious belief on patient-provider relationships, and emphasizes practical tools for addressing religious, spiritual and cultural diversity in health and human services settings.

Burian Lecture Series

This lecture and webinar is part of the Burian University-Community Lecture Series, presented by WMU's College of Health and Human Services. The series focuses on community and educational issues in health and human services from a problem-solving perspective. It brings together students, faculty, community professionals and service providers, and concerned citizens to interact with leaders of national stature.

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