Advancing Spiritual Care: Call for Applications

From our colleagues at the George Washington University Institute for Spirituality & Health (GWISH):

For over 20 years at GWish, we’ve been working toward making spiritual health a standard of care in global health systems. But as far as we’ve come, there is much to do, which is where you come in.

As part as our new initiative, A GWish Collaborative: Advancing Spiritual Care in Everyday Clinical Practice, we’re conducting demonstration projects, exploring new models for clinicians and chaplains to work together to integrate spiritual assessments into their home

We are going to select 5 teams of clinician/chaplain pairs from the same health setting to participate in these projects, five separate healthcare organizations, each with one clinician/chaplain team.

As a clinician, perhaps you’ve watched patients suffer from spiritual distress and felt helpless to do anything about it. As a chaplain, you may have felt frustrated that you’re underutilized and know you could be more effective if you were integrated into the healthcare team.

If so, please consider applying to be one of our 5 teams. Selected teams will each receive $100,000 in funding. As a participant, you will also become part of a Learning Collaborative, a place to cultivate your leadership skills and support your ongoing commitment to practice change.

After reviewing the application, if you have questions, please join our short discussion offered via webinar at two times:

Monday, May 16 at noon EDT
Tuesday, May 17 at 4PM EDT

If you feel called to participate in this grant-funded research to advance spiritual care in everyday clinical practice, click here to learn more and apply.