Spiritual Distress: What it is and what we can do about it

Person in Distress

Spiritual Distress: What it is and what we can do about it
with Christina Puchalski, MD

Over the last twenty years, there has been increased recognition of the importance of addressing spiritual health in clinical practice, especially addressing spiritual distress. This talk will review guidelines and models in addressing spiritual care in clinical care.

Christina Puchalski photo 2022

Christina Puchalski, MD, MS, OCDS, FACP, FAAHPM, is a pioneer and international leader in the movement to integrate spirituality into healthcare in clinical settings and medical education. Dr. Puchalski is the founder and 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, United States.

Dr. Puchalski is board certified in palliative care and internal medicine, ‎directs an interdisciplinary outpatient supportive and palliative clinic and is a Medical Hospice Director in Washington, DC.



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