GWish Celebrating 20 years

We envision an innovative model of global health care that recognizes spiritual health as a fundamental part of treating the whole person: body, mind, and spirit.

As such, patients develop an inner strength that promotes healing, and providers discover a deeper sense of purpose in their work.

Integrating Spirituality into Health Care


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GWish Project

Advancing Spiritual Care in Clinical Practice

Religion & Ethics (PBS)

VIDEO: PBS Interview with Dr. Puchalski

VIDEO: Correspondent David Tereshchuk talks with Dr. Christina Puchalski, Founder and Executive Director of GWish about the improved outcomes when clinicians become a ‘listening presence’ for their patients. Watch to find out how GWish envisions a health care system that can offer healing and acceptance in a deeper, more meaningful way. View on PBS.


Latest News & Stories

The GW Institute for Spirituality and Health, housed within the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has received a $500,000 gift from the Kanarek Family Foundation to support its Interprofessional Spiritual Care Education Curriculum.

Villages of Kensington brings you a discussion with Christina Puchalski, MD, MS, FACP, FAAHPM. Dr. Puchalski is a pioneer and international leader in the movement to integrate spirituality into…

(CNN) - To gather or not to gather has been the question at the forefront of the minds of today's religious leaders and their church members.

Christina Puchalski, MD ’94, RESD ’97, founding director of GWish, and colleagues at GW, received international attention for their innovative training for professionals in the often-neglected…



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2600 Virginia Avenue, NW Suite 300
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Phone: 202-994-6220

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