George Fitchett

Summary

Affiliation: Rush University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Screening for spiritual struggle
    George Fitchett
    Department of Religion, Health, and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center, 1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Pastoral Care Counsel 63:4-1-12. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Measuring spiritual well-being in people with cancer: the functional assessment of chronic illness therapy--Spiritual Well-being Scale (FACIT-Sp)
    Amy H Peterman
    Northwestern University, Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Ann Behav Med 24:49-58. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint "God, why did this happen to me?": three perspectives on theodicy
    Anna Bradshaw
    Department of Religion, Health and Human Values, Rush Presbyterian St, Luke s Medical Center, 1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612 3833, USA
    J Pastoral Care Counsel 57:179-89. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Health care chaplaincy as a research-informed profession: how we get there
    George Fitchett
    Department of Religion, Health, and Human Values, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Health Care Chaplain 12:67-72. 2002
  5. pmc Worship attendance and the disability process in community-dwelling older adults
    George Fitchett
    Department of Religion, Health, and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:235-45. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Educating chaplains for research literacy: results of a national survey of clinical pastoral education residency programs
    George Fitchett
    Department of Religion, Health and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Pastoral Care Counsel 66:3. 2012
  7. pmc Daily spiritual experiences, systolic blood pressure, and hypertension among midlife women in SWAN
    George Fitchett
    Department of Religion, Health, and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    Ann Behav Med 37:257-67. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Making our case(s)
    George Fitchett
    Department of Religion, Health, and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Health Care Chaplain 17:3-18. 2011
  9. doi request reprint The role of professional chaplains on pediatric palliative care teams: perspectives from physicians and chaplains
    George Fitchett
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Palliat Med 14:704-7. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Religious struggle: prevalence, correlates and mental health risks in diabetic, congestive heart failure, and oncology patients
    George Fitchett
    Department of Religion, Rush University Medical Center, Health, and Human Values, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 34:179-96. 2004

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Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Screening for spiritual struggle
    George Fitchett
    Department of Religion, Health, and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center, 1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Pastoral Care Counsel 63:4-1-12. 2009
    ..In addition to areas for future research, the authors describe how using a protocol to screen patients for religious/spiritual can make important contributions to spiritual care...
  2. ncbi request reprint Measuring spiritual well-being in people with cancer: the functional assessment of chronic illness therapy--Spiritual Well-being Scale (FACIT-Sp)
    Amy H Peterman
    Northwestern University, Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Ann Behav Med 24:49-58. 2002
    ..Results of the two studies demonstrate that the FACIT-Sp is a psychometrically sound measure of spiritual well-being for people with cancer and other chronic illnesses...
  3. ncbi request reprint "God, why did this happen to me?": three perspectives on theodicy
    Anna Bradshaw
    Department of Religion, Health and Human Values, Rush Presbyterian St, Luke s Medical Center, 1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612 3833, USA
    J Pastoral Care Counsel 57:179-89. 2003
    ..The subjects' comments highlight the unique and diverse ways in which people wrestle with theodicy. They also indicate that dealing with the question can extend over many years. Implications for ministry are discussed...
  4. ncbi request reprint Health care chaplaincy as a research-informed profession: how we get there
    George Fitchett
    Department of Religion, Health, and Human Values, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Health Care Chaplain 12:67-72. 2002
    ..It does mean supplementing those resources with the information research provides. I conclude that the question that professional health care chaplains face is not whether to become a research-informed profession, but how to get there...
  5. pmc Worship attendance and the disability process in community-dwelling older adults
    George Fitchett
    Department of Religion, Health, and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:235-45. 2013
    ..We examined the contribution of religious involvement to age-related declines in health by examining the association of worship attendance with measures of different stages in the disability continuum...
  6. ncbi request reprint Educating chaplains for research literacy: results of a national survey of clinical pastoral education residency programs
    George Fitchett
    Department of Religion, Health and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Pastoral Care Counsel 66:3. 2012
    ..CPE residency programs potentially play a central role in educating research-literate chaplains. Future research should examine the incentives and barriers that influence the inclusion of research education in CPE residency programs...
  7. pmc Daily spiritual experiences, systolic blood pressure, and hypertension among midlife women in SWAN
    George Fitchett
    Department of Religion, Health, and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    Ann Behav Med 37:257-67. 2009
    ..There is reasonable evidence that religious beliefs and activities are associated with lower blood pressure and less hypertension. It is not known if daily spiritual experiences have similar effects...
  8. doi request reprint Making our case(s)
    George Fitchett
    Department of Religion, Health, and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Health Care Chaplain 17:3-18. 2011
    ..Steps that chaplains, and professional chaplain organizations, can take to further the writing and publishing of case studies are described...
  9. doi request reprint The role of professional chaplains on pediatric palliative care teams: perspectives from physicians and chaplains
    George Fitchett
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Palliat Med 14:704-7. 2011
    ..Pediatric palliative care (PPC) specialists recognize spiritual care as integral to the services offered to seriously ill children and their families. Little is known about how PPC programs deliver spiritual care...
  10. ncbi request reprint Religious struggle: prevalence, correlates and mental health risks in diabetic, congestive heart failure, and oncology patients
    George Fitchett
    Department of Religion, Rush University Medical Center, Health, and Human Values, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 34:179-96. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence and correlates of religious struggle in three groups of medical patients...
  11. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in spiritual well-being among cancer survivors
    Andrea L Canada
    Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Behav Med 36:441-53. 2013
    ..However, racial/ethnic differences in Faith appeared to remain stable. Further research is needed to determine if racial/ethnic differences in SWB are related to variations in quality of life in survivors of cancer. ..
  12. doi request reprint A survey of chaplains' roles in pediatric palliative care: integral members of the team
    Kathryn A Lyndes
    American Society for Clinical Pathology, Chicago, Illinois 60603, USA
    J Health Care Chaplain 18:74-93. 2012
    ..In addition, future research should describe the spiritual needs and resources of PPC patients and families and examine the contribution chaplains make to improved outcomes for families and children facing life-limiting illnesses...
  13. doi request reprint Race differences in the association of spiritual experiences and life satisfaction in older age
    Kimberly A Skarupski
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    Aging Ment Health 17:888-95. 2013
    ..Specifically, we sought to test the hypothesis that the positive relationship between spiritual experiences and life satisfaction is stronger among older African Americans than among older Whites...
  14. doi request reprint An examination of the 3-factor model and structural invariance across racial/ethnic groups for the FACIT-Sp: a report from the American Cancer Society's Study of Cancer Survivors-II (SCS-II)
    Patricia E Murphy
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    Psychooncology 19:264-72. 2010
    ..The present study tested these findings in a more diverse sample, assessed the stability of the model across racial/ethnic groups, and tested the contribution of a new item...
  15. pmc Incident obesity and cardiovascular risk factors between young adulthood and middle age by religious involvement: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study
    Matthew Feinstein
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Prev Med 54:117-21. 2012
    ..No longitudinal study of young adults has examined the prospective association of religious involvement with incident cardiovascular risk factors (RFs) and subclinical disease (subCVD)...
  16. ncbi request reprint A 3-factor model for the FACIT-Sp
    Andrea L Canada
    Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612 3833, USA Andrea L
    Psychooncology 17:908-16. 2008
    ..Because Meaning suggests a cognitive aspect of R/S and Peace an affective component, we hypothesized a 3-factor solution: Meaning, Peace, and Faith...
  17. pmc Daily spiritual experiences in a biracial, community-based population of older adults
    Kimberly A Skarupski
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:779-89. 2010
    ..A 5-item version of the Daily Spiritual Experiences Scale (DSES) was used in the study. Multivariable linear regression models were used to examine the relationship between sociodemographic and psychosocial factors and DSES scores...
  18. ncbi request reprint Introducing chaplains to research: "this could help me"
    Patricia E Murphy
    Department of Religion, Health and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612 3833, USA
    J Health Care Chaplain 16:79-94. 2010
    ..This could help me in my work." This study suggests that, if provided with appropriate education, many chaplains are ready to become more active research consumers and a few would consider becoming investigators...
  19. ncbi request reprint Trusting God and medicine: spirituality in advanced cancer patients volunteering for clinical trials of experimental agents
    Christopher K Daugherty
    Section of Hematology Oncology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612 3833, USA
    Psychooncology 14:135-46. 2005
    ..One phase I patient who said, 'I put faith in doctors and God,' expressed these patients' willingness to trust both God and medicine...
  20. doi request reprint Belief in a concerned god predicts response to treatment for adults with clinical depression
    Patricia E Murphy
    Department of Religion, Health and Human Value, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612 3833, USA
    J Clin Psychol 65:1000-8. 2009
    ..Persons in the upper third of RWB at admission were 75% more likely to have a response to treatment than persons in the lower third. Clinicians need to be aware of the role of religion for their clients...
  21. pmc Burden of cardiovascular risk factors, subclinical atherosclerosis, and incident cardiovascular events across dimensions of religiosity: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Matthew Feinstein
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Circulation 121:659-66. 2010
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Research Grants1

  1. The Role of Daily Spirituality in the Disease Process
    George Fitchett; Fiscal Year: 2006
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