Transforming Chaplaincy’s Dr. George Fitchett to present at Yeshiva Wurzweiler School 

Spiritual Care Near the End of Life: Integrating Psychosocial with Spiritual Care
Friday, December 1, 2023

Thanks to all our presenters and panelists for their wisdom and generosity during Spiritual Care Week

Chaplaincy and Mental Health: It’s Healthy to Get Help
October 22 – 28, 2023


Providing Spiritual Care to Cancer Patients in the Outpatient Context

Tuesday, December 5th @ 1:00PM (EST) / 12:00PM (CST) 


Critical challenges for advancing spiritual care in healthcare include developing outpatient spiritual care and practicing evidence-based outcome-oriented spiritual care that is built on a foundation of empathic presence. In this webinar we will describe a pilot study of spiritual care for cancer outpatients. The project illustrates how spiritual care providers can successfully address these important challenges.

Read more about the study at Muehlhausen BL, Chappelle C, DeLaney A, Peacock D, Stratton RG, Fitchett G. Providing spiritual care to cancer patients in the outpatient context: a pilot study. J Health Care Chaplain. 2023 Oct 9:1-14. doi: 10.1080/08854726.2023.2266303. Epub ahead of print.


Beth L. Muehlhausen, Ph.D., M.Div., BCC, LCSW, is a spiritual care researcher and instructor with Transforming Chaplaincy. She previously served for four years as the Sr. Researcher for Mission Integration for Ascension.

George Fitchett, DMin, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Religion, Health & Human values at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL. He is also a Senior Advisor for Transforming Chaplaincy.

Spiritual Care & Community Wellness: Results of a Mixed Methods Inquiry

Thursday, January 18th @ 2:00PM (EST) / 12:00PM (CST) 


Join us for the first look at the results of a mixed-methods study that explored chaplains’ involvement in community health and population health initiatives. The study, conducted in partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University, utilized surveys and interviews to hear the stories of chaplains and chaplaincy departments who extended spiritual care beyond their traditional responsibilities. The findings will promote critical dialogue between chaplains and administrators; the presenters will discuss the wider implications and considerations for professional spiritual care.


Kelsey White (PhD, University of Louisville) is a board certified chaplain, Assistant Professor, and the Chaplaincy Faculty Researcher in the Department of Patient Counseling at the College of Health Professions, Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. White is a health services researcher whose research focuses on the access to and quality of professional spiritual care in health systems. She also currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy.

Paul Galchutt, MPH, MDiv, BCC, Research Partner, Transforming Chaplaincy, Rush University Medical Center; University of Maryland Palliative Care PhD student

Standardized spiritual screening increases chaplain referrals through the EMR: a nurse-chaplain collaboration for holistic acute healthcare.”

We’re proud to feature the Article of the Month from ACPE Research. We’re grateful to editor John Ehman for sharing his work here and encourage you to take advantage of this valuable resource.