Episode Description: Religious and spiritual diversity is not always welcomed, or even tolerated, in healthcare. In our talk with Chaplain Ermanno Willis, we learn how vital it is to include a patient's spiritual beliefs into their care, and how to go about doing this using validated tools to collect a patient's Spiritual History, just like their Social or Sexual History. We also discuss the importance of creating a learning/work environment that allows for a diversity of belief systems among healthcare providers themselves.
1. Summarize the evidence showing that many more patients want their spiritual lives addressed by their healthcare providers than are currently being addressed.
2. Describe evidence-based examples of the positive impacts of religion and spirituality on health.
3. Identify the steps of one of the validated tools for collecting a patient’s Spiritual History (just like the Social and Sexual History).
4. Assess how implicit biases contribute to how (un)welcoming learning and work environments are toward differing religious/spiritual belief systems.
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Guest: Mr. Ermanno Willis
Co-hosts/Producers: Dr. Maggie Kozman, Dr. Brittane Parker
Executive Producer: Dr. Tammy Lin
Co-Executive Producers: Dr. Pooja Jaeel, Dr. Tiffany Leung
Senior Producers: Dr. Maggie Kozman, Dr. DJ Gaines
Editor/Assistant Producer: Deepti Yechuri
Production Assistants: Clara Baek, Lynn Nguyen
Website/Art Design: Ann Truong
Music: Chris Dingman