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 y2WJC Session 4 What is the Impact of Addressing Patients' Spiritual Concerns on Their Overall Satisfaction?
Presented by George Fitchett PhD BCC
and Sr. Patricia Murphy PhD BCC

1 CE hour plus reading/study hours - Methodology 8, Research

$62/member; $98/nonmember
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Addressing patients' religious and spiritual concerns was associated with a 70% increased likelihood that they rated their overall care as excellent. That is one of the findings from this important study of over 3,000 general medical patients treated at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Aims for reading this article through the Webinar journal club:

1. To make chaplains aware of the proportion of medical patients who want to discuss spiritual concerns

2. To make chaplains aware of how receiving spiritual care, whether the patient indicates wanting or not, is associated with satisfaction with care in general

3. To help chaplains develop and maintain research literacy, including the ability to critically read research and, where appropriate, apply the findings in their professional practice

When you purchase this webinar recording, you will receive a PDF file with links to watch the recording and access supplemental materials directly from our web page. You'll be able to hear and see the complete presentation, including Q&A with the audience.


George Fitchett PhD BCC is an associate professor and the director of research in the Department of Religion, Health, and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL. He has been a board certified chaplain (Association of Professional Chaplains) and pastoral supervisor (Association for Clinical Pastoral Education) for over 25 years. His book, Assessing Spiritual Needs (Academic Renewal Press, 2002), is a widely used text in clinical and academic training programs. Since 1990, Fitchett has been involved in research examining the relationship between religion and health in a variety of community and clinical populations. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, and published in pastoral, medical, and psychological journals. In 2006, he received the Anton Boisen Professional Service Award from APC

Sr. Patricia Murphy PhD BCC has a doctorate degree in pastoral counseling from Loyola University in Baltimore, MD, and a master's in Christian spirituality from St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO. She is an associate professor, and has taught research and statistics, as well as counseling, for many years at Rush University Medical Center, College of Health Sciences, Chicago, IL. She also is the chaplain for the inpatient psychiatry units at Rush. Murphy's research has examined the role of religious beliefs in adults diagnosed with depression. To learn more about her own work and her work with George Fitchett, go to Research in Religion, Health & Human Values on the Rush Web site.