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The Janki Foundation

“The body and soul together make up a human being. Perceiving ourselves as the immortal spirit, or the soul, our relationship with nature starts with our bodies and every action that we perform affects the physical matter that our bodies are made of. It also has some effect on all other matter around us. Thus the state of the matter around us (and the condition of the world as a whole) is a reflection not just of the quality of our actions but also of the state of well–being of the soul.” –Dadi Janki

The Janki Foundation for Global Healthcare is a UK–based charity that researches and promotes a values–based model of modern health care, offering improved understanding in response to suffering and encouraging the development of positive thoughts and attitudes.

The charity also supports the clinical and research activities of the Global Hospital and Research Centre in Mt Abu, India, www.ghrc–abu.com.

The Foundation’s flagship project, Values in Healthcare – a Spiritual Approach, is a personal and team development programme for healthcare practitioners. It provides unique support to professionals and patients by enhancing interactive skills. Increased insight and compassion, for example, better equip a physician to convey hope to the patient, with powerful therapeutic results.

“We are moving into an environment of increasing spiritual awareness. Spirituality and values need to be integrated into the healthcare system” –Dr. Craig Brown, MB. ChB, MRCGP

Janki Foundation Partners:

For more information, please see www.jankifoundation.org

Point of Life Foundation (POL)

“In everyday life, at work, we are on the edge all the time. To meet these demands, we have to reflect on ways to sustain ourselves both as individuals and in the collective. The process we engage in for Hope in Health Care acknowledges both. It links the two from very inclusive, spiritual perspectives. I am conscious of continually bringing this link to the workplace.” –John Cronin, President and CEO, Northern Berkshire Health System, North Adams, Massachusetts

POL is a US–based, non-profit entity which aims to serve the global community. It is founded on the vision of a spiritual model of healthcare that emphasises the well being of the whole person and the integration of a people–centred approach within existing paradigms of healthcare.

Point of Life Aims:

  • Explore and expand the understanding of the spiritual dimensions of health, caring and healing
  • Provide patients with an increased sense of hope, dignity, and enhanced ability for self–care
  • Empower health care professional with better intuitive and interactive skills as well as tools for reducing stress and burn out

A series of retreats, workshops and conversations convened under its primary project theme Hope in Health Care, have provided valuable forums for new understandings as well as opportunities to support and restore morale and dignity in the work of health care professionals. Retreats have been hosted at the Peace Village Learning and Retreat Centre.

For more information please see: www.pointoflife.org

Point of Life Partners

Global Hospital & Research Centre (GHRC)

In 1990, members of the Global Hospital and Research Centre Trust, registered to guide and monitor the management and growth of the soon–to–be–established J Watumull Global Hospital & Research Centre, envisaged that a multi–disciplinary secondary care medical centre at Mount Abu would fill an existing gap in health service in the district of Sirohi, Rajasthan. At the time, 4 hospitals provided a combined total of 457 beds to serve the district’s population of roughly 700,000 residents.

J Watumull Global Hospital & Research Centre was commissioned on October 24, 1991. The hospital is a member of the International Organization of Health Promoting Hospitals.

Besides medical treatment through out–patient clinics and indoor services, the hospital also focuses on outreach programmes, medical research, vocational education in nursing, laboratory technology and ophthalmic technology, and the promotion of health awareness.

For more information, please visit www.ghrc–abu.com.

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