1/18/24 Grand Rounds

DEI Committee:
Spirituality in Healthcare: Creating Sacred Spaces


Lin Piwowarczyk, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine;
Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association;
Co-founder and Director of the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights;
Senior Advisor to the Immigrant and Refugee Health Center

David Trimble, PhD
Psychologist and author;
Seminar Leader, Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, BU/BMC

This DEI Committee presentation will engage the audience in an experiential exploration of spirituality and religion in the clinical encounter. Discussants will review evidence for the importance of engaging spirituality in order to engage the whole patient. Audience will be encouraged to explore ways of addressing the challenge of incorporating spirituality in their work with patient.

Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the importance of spirituality in the clinical encounter.
    2. Define the clinician’s responsibility for their own spiritual and religious experience.
    3. Recognizing the importance of addressing the potential discordance of patient’s and clinician’s experiences of the Divine.