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Rachel Borsch Leads Spirituality Workshops at OHSU

Rachel Borsch, M.Div., has been engaged by Oregon Health & Science University to facilitate "reflection rounds" for their medical students.

Borsch is founder of Ascend Employee Wellness which provides consultancy services to "enhance businesses' ability to attract and retain staff and connect with diverse customers." In that role, she worked with OHSU to apply for a grant from The George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) in partnership with the John Templeton Foundation.

The grant program, GWish-Templeton Reflection Rounds (G-TRR), awards funds to "aid medical schools in incorporating spirituality, broadly defined as meaning, purpose and connectedness, into traditional medical school rounds." Oregon Health & Science University was one of 10 medical schools to receive a $25,000 grant award.

The G-TRR rounds at each medical school will be held once a week for four weeks. Each two-hour round will include specific learning objectives based on the National Competencies in Spirituality and Health, which are used to address five areas of concern with regard to medical students: burnout, depression, spiritual well-being, empathy and patient centeredness. These reflection rounds will be led by GWish-trained facilitators which include trained chaplain and physicians as co-mentors.

» Read more about GWish and reflection rounds at GWU.edu

Rachel Borsch earned a Master of Divinity from Marylhurst University, focusing her studies in counseling and world religions. She is a human resources professional with more than 10 years of experience in nonprofit, health care and university settings.

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