Creating healing environments.
Health progress (Saint Louis, Mo.)
In 2004 two organizations, the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, Washington, DC, and the Supportive Care Coalition: Pursuing Excellence in Palliative Care, Portland, OR, collaborated in an experiment seeking antidotes to the depersonalization of health care. Their "Hospital-Based Spirituality Initiative: Creating Healing Environments" was intended to achieve two objectives: First, to develop and test strategies that encourage clinical caregivers to attend to patients' spiritual concerns; and, second, to better understand the organizational values and infrastructure that support increasing the spiritual care that caregivers provide. The initiative was conducted in five faith-based hospitals and two secular hospitals. Evaluation of the data indicated that the initiative was success for patients and caregivers.
Puchalski, C., & McSkimming, S. (2006). Creating healing environments.. Health progress (Saint Louis, Mo.), 87 (3). Retrieved from https://hsrc.himmelfarb.gwu.edu/smhs_medicine_facpubs/5140