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What is Spiritual Care? Medicine

January 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Join us for the What Is Spiritual Care? Medicine webinar on Tuesday, January 5, at 12:00 pm. This is part of the International Association for Spiritual Care (IASC) five-part webinars series, exploring what spiritual care looks like through the lens of different professions. Each will begin at 12:00 pm Eastern (New York) time (GMT -5) and will run approximately 1 hour and 45 min.

January 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm ETWhat is Spiritual Care? Medicine 

Moderator: Claudia Kohli Reichenbach, PhD (Universität Bern/ Institut für Praktische Theologie, Switzerland)
Panelists: Christina Puchalski, MD, MS, OCDS, FACP, FAAHPM
Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH

Registration is required for live participation in the webinar. There is a $25 fee to attend each webinar. Register for all five, and receive a discount. All webinars will also be livestreamed and recordings will be made available after each livestream on the IASC Facebook page.

For more details on the other webinars available in this series, click here.

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Christina Puchalski, MD, MS, OCDS, FACP, FAAHPM

Dr. Christina Puchalski is the founder and Executive Director of the George Washington University’s Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) and Professor of Medicine at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Through her innovative curricular development including the development of the widely used spiritual history tool FICA she continues to break new ground in the understanding and integration of spiritual care in healthcare settings as an essential element of whole-person care which has led to the development of Interprofessional Spiritual Care Education Curriculum (ISPEC). Dr. Puchalski is author of Time for Listening and Caring: Spirituality, Care of the Seriously Ill and Dying, and co-author of Making Health Care Whole and The Oxford Textbook of Spirituality and Health. In 2018, Dr. Puchalski was named as one of “30 Visionaries” in the field by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH

Dr. Jessica Zitter specializes in Critical Care and Palliative Care medicine, and practices at a public hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life. Her work is featured in the Oscar and Emmy-nominated short documentary Extremis, and her forthcoming film, Caregiver: A Love Story. Follow her on TwitterFacebookInstagram, or visit her website.