by Don Ingwerson
As you know from previous blogs, GWish (George Washington University Institute of Spirituality and Health) has been at the forefront to promote the concept that spirituality is tied to health and is an important component to healing. I found this article from George Washington University Newswise to be especially interesting because it details a recent conference in which leaders from all over the world and of a variety of disciplines, faiths, and cultures met to develop recommendations on integrating spirituality into health care systems worldwide. “The conference challenged this diverse group of researchers, educators, and policymakers, physicians and nurses, and chaplains and clergy from more than 20 countries to look critically at the current state of health care and creatively assess how to better serve patients by integrating spirituality into compassionate and person-centered health care.”
As the search for health continues, these types of discussions will shift thought and policy to a more person-centered care. To read the full article, click here: GW Convenes International Consensus Conference on Spirituality in Health Care.