Spiritual Care in Common Terms

Spiritual Care in Common Terms Author Gordon J. Hilsman
ISBN-10 9781784503697
Release 2016-12-21
Pages 288
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Encouraging a broad, compassionate, humanistic approach to spirituality, this book shows how patients' spiritual needs can be communicated well within interdisciplinary teams, leading to better patient wellbeing. This book describes the art of charting patients' spiritual perspectives in an open way that will help physicians and nurses to better direct medical care. It includes practical information on how to distil spiritual needs into pragmatic language, helping to demystify spiritual experience. Drawing on his extensive practical experience, the author also suggests key points to emphasise that will enrich chart notes for medical records, including brief, relative narratives, trusting one's own impressions, reflecting holistically on the patient's life, patient attitudes towards treatment and recovery, and describing families' opinions on the health care situation of their loved one. The book shows healthcare professionals of all disciplines how to engage in a shared responsibility for the spiritual care of their patients.

Spiritual Care in Nursing Practice

Spiritual Care in Nursing Practice Author Kristen L. Mauk
ISBN-10 0781740967
Release 2004
Pages 371
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Focusing on spirituality as an inherent component of effective nursing care, this text presents an unbiased view of the nature of human spirituality apart from religion. The text offers a unique interdisciplinary and inter-religious perspective—representing a range of Eastern and Western religious traditions—while addressing lifespan considerations and belief systems within the nursing process framework. Readable, interactive chapters apply the content clinically and highlight timely research on spirituality and health. Each chapter includes case studies, critical thinking questions, and personal reflection questions. Website references are also included.

Spiritual Care and Transcultural Care Research

Spiritual Care and Transcultural Care Research Author Aru Narayanasamy
ISBN-10 PSU:000059279686
Release 2006
Pages 224
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This book brings together in an accessible format the empirical studies of spiritual and cultural care by the author. The purpose of the text is to share with readers evidence-based practice in the light of a series of studies, which will give spiritual and cultural care in a variety of clinical settings. The book uniquely demonstrates the relevance of spiritual and cultural care as dimensions of practice which are central to the promotion of well-being and healing. The book is a useful resource for healthcare practitioners, researchers, lecturers, students and others who are interested in spiritual and cultural care. It also offers a model for a sustained, coherent approach to cultural and spiritual care research for researchers and others interested in this area of care.

Ethics and Spiritual Care

Ethics and Spiritual Care Author Karen Lebacqz
ISBN-10 9780687071562
Release 2000
Pages 172
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The issue of spiritual care is complicated by the fact that there is no single understanding of what constitutes spirituality. This book lays out the terrain within which the ethics of spiritual care might be developed. The authors begin by reviewing several approaches to spirituality and their implications for ethics. They also explore the changing shape of clergy ethics, and the recent suspicion about applying standards from traditional "professional" ethics.

Spiritual Care A Guide for Caregivers

Spiritual Care  A Guide for Caregivers Author Judith Allen Shelly
ISBN-10 0830822526
Release 2000-02-25
Pages 180
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It is now widely known that the rapid advancement of modern medicine was achieved with little regard for the spiritual thresholds associated with illness and aging. In this book Judith Allen Shelly seeks to reverse this trend by familiarizing caregivers with the basics of soul care.

Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care Author Dietrich Bonhoeffer
ISBN-10 1451406827
Pages 93
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Bonhoeffer says spiritual care is a function of the congregation and that it is an aspect of the broader, more encompassing activity of proclamation. In Spiritual Care, we are confronted with the awesome truth that in speech God's presence is known and that speech is also our own; in silence God's presence is known and that silence is also our own. The text demands us to consider how the gospel message is brought to people in the midst of their personal lives, and his message and counsel use the tools given within the traditional life of the church so that such grace becomes enacted, enfleshed, and incarnate in the Christian community.

The Dying Soul

The Dying Soul Author Mark Cobb
ISBN-10 0335200540
Release 2001
Pages 145
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Holistic models of cancer and palliative care frequently refer to spirituality as an important element. But what do we mean when we talk about spirituality and how do we provide spiritual care? This work sets out an understanding of this complex domain, describing how spirituality is experienced and expressed, and looks at the impact of terminal illness.

A Guide to Psychosocial and Spiritual Care at the End of Life

A Guide to Psychosocial and Spiritual Care at the End of Life Author Henry S. Perkins
ISBN-10 9781493968046
Release 2017-03-17
Pages 486
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Psychological, social, and spiritual care is as important as physical care at the end of life. Yet caregivers often feel ill-equipped to give that nonphysical care. This book shows how to do it. The book addresses all caregivers who attend dying patients: doctors, nurses, chaplains, clergy in the pastorate, social workers, clinical psychologists, family caregivers, and others. It covers such topics as the functional and emotional trajectories of dying; the varied approaches of patients and caregivers to end-of-life decisions; culturally based beliefs about dying; the differences between depression and grief; and people’s views about the right time to die, the death experience itself, and the afterlife. For each topic the book introduces core concepts and summarizes recent research about them. The book presents much of its material in readable tables for easy reference; applies the material to real-life cases; lists the main “take home” points for each chapter; and gives references for additional reading. The book helps caregivers anticipate the reactions of patients and survivors to end-of-life traumas and suggests how caregivers can respond insightfully and compassionately. At the same time the book challenges caregivers to think through their own views about death and dying. This book, therefore, is a must-read for all caregivers―professional and nonprofessional alike―who strive to give their patients comprehensive, high-quality end-of-life care.

Critical Care

Critical Care Author Peter Sedgwick
ISBN-10 9780857009012
Release 2015-07-21
Pages 280
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Providing a bridge between research in healthcare and spirituality and practitioner perspectives, these essays on chaplaincy in healthcare continue dialogue around constructing, negotiating and researching spiritual care and discuss the critical issues in chaplaincy work, including assisted suicide and care in children's hospices. Each section of the book is introduced by an academic theologian, giving the book a strong theoretical base, before serving healthcare chaplains offer their perspectives and experiences with material drawn from practice in a broad spectrum of healthcare contexts. The integration of theory and practical application in these essays will be of interest to chaplains, healthcare practitioners, and students of theology and healthcare.

Nursing the Spirit

Nursing the Spirit Author Carol J. Smucker
ISBN-10 1558101748
Release 2001
Pages 178
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Looking at spirituality broadly, this book offers practical advice to nurses on how to give spiritual care to patients. It is written in inclusive language to help nurses of all faiths address the spiritual needs of patients who may be from different belief systems and cultures. Case stories gathered from nurses from all types of practice settings around the country demonstrate the variety of ways of supporting patients spiritually. Wilt is a nurse psychotherapist and a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.

Midwife for Souls

Midwife for Souls Author Kathy Kalina
ISBN-10 0819847690
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 112
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A pastoral guide for hospice care workers and all who live with the terminally ill.

Art of Living Art of Dying

Art of Living  Art of Dying Author Carlo Leget
ISBN-10 9781784504915
Release 2017-03-21
Pages 216
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Without an appropriate spiritual care model, it can be difficult to discuss existential questions about death and dying with people who are confronted with life-threatening or incurable diseases. This book offers a simple framework for interpreting existential questions with patients and helping them to cope in end-of-life situations, with illustrative examples from practice. Building on the medieval Ars moriendi tradition, the author introduces a contemporary art of dying model. It shows how to discuss existential questions in a post-Christian context, without moralising death or telling people how they should feel. Written in a straightforward manner, this is a helpful resource for chaplains and clergy, and those with no formal spiritual training, including counsellors, doctors, nurses, allied healthcare workers and other professionals who come into contact with patients in hospitals and hospices.

Spiritual care

Spiritual care Author Judith Allen Shelly
ISBN-10 UOM:49015001322859
Release 1988
Pages 251
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Drawing on case studies and practical wisdom, Judith Allen Shelly and Sharon Fish describe how health care workers can meet the spiritual needs of sick persons and their families.

Spiritual Care in Practice

Spiritual Care in Practice Author George Fitchett
ISBN-10 9780857008763
Release 2015-02-21
Pages 320
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These diverse case studies make a compelling case for the importance of effective spiritual care in healthcare and provide unprecedented insight into the essential role of the chaplain within the healthcare team. Presented alongside critical reflections and responses from professionals within chaplaincy, psychology, psychiatry and nursing, they provide an honest and detailed look into how healthcare chaplains actually work with the people in their care and reveal the vital role of narrative and imagination in effective transformative practice. From a 16-year-old with a belief that God would enable a miraculous recovery from paralysis, to an African man with a history of psychosis and depression whose cultural belief in witches complicated his treatment, to a dying Jewish man, aggressive and isolated due to his traumatic life experiences, each case includes insight into the patient's needs and chaplain's perspectives, discussion of spiritual assessments and spiritual care interventions, and accounts of significant encounters and dialogues. The nine paediatric, psychiatric and palliative case studies and reflections in this ground-breaking book will enable chaplains to critically reflect on the spiritual care they provide and communicate their work more effectively, help healthcare professionals develop a clearer understanding of the care chaplains deliver, and provide an informed perspective for those who develop policy around spiritual care and need to make the case for chaplaincy services.

A Ministry of Presence

A Ministry of Presence Author Winnifred Fallers Sullivan
ISBN-10 9780226779751
Release 2014-08-20
Pages 240
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Most people in the United States today no longer live their lives under the guidance of local institutionalized religious leadership, such as rabbis, ministers, and priests; rather, liberals and conservatives alike have taken charge of their own religious or spiritual practices. This shift, along with other social and cultural changes, has opened up a perhaps surprising space for chaplains—spiritual professionals who usually work with the endorsement of a religious community but do that work away from its immediate hierarchy, ministering in a secular institution, such as a prison, the military, or an airport, to an ever-changing group of clients of widely varying faiths and beliefs. In A Ministry of Presence, Winnifred Fallers Sullivan explores how chaplaincy works in the United States—and in particular how it sits uneasily at the intersection of law and religion, spiritual care, and government regulation. Responsible for ministering to the wandering souls of the globalized economy, the chaplain works with a clientele often unmarked by a specific religious identity, and does so on behalf of a secular institution, like a hospital. Sullivan's examination of the sometimes heroic but often deeply ambiguous work yields fascinating insights into contemporary spiritual life, the politics of religious freedom, and the never-ending negotiation of religion's place in American institutional life.

Spiritual Care in Everyday Nursing Practice

Spiritual Care in Everyday Nursing Practice Author Janice Clarke
ISBN-10 9781137256546
Release 2013-05-31
Pages 224
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As changes in technology, policy and management put an increasing emphasis on processes and procedures in nursing and health care, how do we continue to make room for compassion, the ancient human value that calls most nurses to the profession? In Spiritual Care in Everyday Nursing Practice, Janice Clarke argues that it is compassionate care of the whole person, body and soul, which is at the heart of nursing practice that values the individual and respects their dignity. Rather than seeing spiritual care as an addition to what nurses already do, this new approach considers it a natural part of compassionate care which doesn't present the nurse with an extra ambiguous burden to deal with. Providing a brief historical introduction to the concept of spirituality, Clarke examines the ways in which our spiritual life – a source of strength and meaning – can be influenced by factors such as age, illness and suffering, and mental illness, as well as our religious beliefs. Providing a practical guide to talking about and working with spirituality, she explores how nurses might imbue all their practice including the physical aspects of care – from use of touch to helping patients to move, bathe and eat – with an attention to spiritual needs. A timely, accessible and practical introduction to a concept that is under-explored in contemporary nursing literature, this book will be of great value to students and professionals alike.

Independent Advocacy and Spiritual Care

Independent Advocacy and Spiritual Care Author Geoff Morgan
ISBN-10 9781137531254
Release 2017-01-19
Pages 274
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This book explores the profession of independent advocacy through a history of the practice, and provides an empirical study of its emergence in London. While advocacy has long been associated with professions such as social work and mental health nursing, this book delivers a unique perspective of advocacy through the lens of faith and culture. Using real life examples and insights from service users, advocates and spiritual care practitioners in the advocacy and chaplaincy sectors, the fascinating results offer proposals for enhanced theory, training and practice in independent advocacy. It will be of great interest for students and professionals engaged in advocacy or spiritual care.