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Healthcare professionals: please participate in a 5 minute online survey for a project-need assessment on integrating spirituality into education curriculum for oncology clinicians (ISPEC)

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Dear Colleague,

You are invited to participate in a research survey that looks at the role of spirituality, broadly defined as meaning purpose and connectedness, in healthcare. Dr. Christina M. Puchalski, Director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) and Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University (GWU) is the principal investigator (PI). Taking part in this survey is entirely voluntary.

The purpose of this survey is to evaluate healthcare professionals' attitudes and comfort levels integrating spirituality in patient care and self-care. Your input is very important because the information from this survey will help us develop topics for a future training program.

There are no physical risks associated with this study. All information you provide will be treated as confidential and will be used only for research or statistical purposes by GWish. Any information publicly released (such as statistical summaries) will be in a form that does not personally identify you.

To ensure anonymity, your contact information is not required in this survey. Your willingness to participate is implied if you choose to take part in this survey by clicking the survey link below. The total amount of time you will spend on this survey is about 5 minutes. You may refuse to answer any of the questions and you may take a break at any time. You may stop your participation at any time.

You will not benefit directly from your participation in the study. Others, however, may benefit from future training that will be developed based on your responses and those of others who complete the survey.

Please click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser to access and complete the survey by August 25, 2014.

ISPEC Project - Need Assessment Survey

The Office of Human Research of George Washington University, at telephone number (202) 994-2715, can provide further information about your rights as a possible survey respondent. Further information regarding this study may be obtained by contacting Dr. Puchalski, PI, at (202) 994-6220.


Christina M. Puchalski, M.D.

Professor, Medicine and Health Sciences

Director, George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences




  • Guest
    Donna Porte Thursday, 23 October 2014

    Asking permission to use content from Handbook of Patients' Spiritual and Cultural Values for Health Care Professionals for a power point presentation

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    Jim Siegel Friday, 24 October 2014

    Donna -- Permission granted with a request that, if you can, you write a few sentences about the usefulness of the content that we can post on our website. If yes, please then email to me at jsiegel@healthcarechaplaincy.org Thanks
    Jim Siegel
    Executive Vice President
    HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

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