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A Time for Listening and Caring : Spirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill - Christina M. Puchalski

A Time for Listening and Caring

Spirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill

Hardcover Published: 20th October 2006
ISBN: 9780195311785
Number Of Pages: 480

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This book is a thoughtful, informative, and practical guide for anyone involved in caring for the seriously and chronically ill or dying. The connection between spirituality and medicine has been receiving a lot of attention in both the scientific and lay presses recently, but research and anecdotal evidence all indicate that spirituality is central to the care of the chronically ill and dying. It is therefore critical that healthcare providers who interact with seriously ill patients know how to address their spiritual needs.

This book presents current thinking on how spiritual care can be integrated into traditional caregiving. Part one discusses aspects of spirituality, such as presence, ethics, and relationships. Part two delves into a number of specific religious and theological traditions. Part three offers practical applications and tools, including storytelling, psychotherapy, dance, music, and the arts. Part four focuses on patients' stories and reflections. The book concludes with appendices that have sample advance directives for Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim patients.

Volume editor Christina Puchalski is the director of the George Washington Institute of Spirituality and Health. She is also an associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center and an active practicing physician and medical educator. Dr. Puchalski is nationally and internationally recognized as a pioneer in the integration of spirituality and healthcare. Chapters are authored by an impressive group of medical and religious experts, and patients' stories also appear throughout, offering real-world examples. The book features a foreword by the Dalai Lama.

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Part I-Spirituality: Beliefs, Ethics, Presence and Relationship 1: Christina M. Puchalski, MD, OCDS: The Role of Spirituality in the Care of Seriously-Ill, Chronically-Ill and Dying Patients 2: Laurence J. O'Connell, PhD, STD: Spirituality in Palliative Care: An Ethical Imperative 3: Christina M. Puchalski, MD, OCDS: Spiritual Care: Compassion and Service to Others 4: Christina M. Puchalski, MD, OCDS: Spiritual Stages of Dying 5: Patricia Fosarelli, MD, DMin: The Spiritual Issues Faced by Children and Adolescents at the End of Life 6: Daniel P. Sulmasy, OFM, MD, PhD: The Healthcare Professional as Person: The Spirituality of Providing Care at the End of Life 7: The Reverend Stephen Mann, MDiv, BCC: On Sacred Ground-The Role of Chaplains in the Care of the Dying: A Partnership between the Religious Community and the Healthcare Community Part II-Theological and Religious Perspectives 8: Lobsang Rapgay, PhD: A Buddhist Approach to End-of-Life Care 9: Mary Lou O'Gorman, MDiv: Spirituality in End-of-Life Care from a Catholic Perspective: Reflections of a Hospital Chaplain 10: The Reverend Natalia Vonnegut Beck: Building Bridges: The Protestant Perspective 11: Uma Mysorekar, MD: Spirituality in Palliative Care-A Hindu Perspective 12: Imam Yusuf Hasan, BCC and Yusef Salaam: Faith and Islamic Issues at the End of Life 13: David J. Zucker, PhD, BCC and Bonita E. Taylor, MA, BCC: Spirituality, Suffering and Prayerful Presence with Jewish Tradition 14: Robert Chi-Noodin Palmer, MD and Marianne Leslie Palmer, MA: Ojibwe Beliefs and Rituals in End-of-Life Care Part III-Application and Tools 15: Christina M. Puchalski, MD, OCDS: Spiritual Care: Practical Tools 16: John D. Engel, PhD, Lura Pethtel, MEd, & Joseph Zarconi, MD: Caring for Patients at the End of Life: Honoring the Patient's Story 17: Christopher Gibson, PhD, Alexis Tomarken, MSW, & William Breitbart, MD: Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy for Cancer Patients 18: Janet Lynn Roseman, PhD: Reflections on Dance and Music Therapy in Palliative Care 19: BetheAnne Deluca-Verley, MD: "Walking Dreams"-The Arts: A Nondenominational Tool for Reconnecting Spirituality & Medicine 20: Michael Stillwater-Korns & Gary Malkin: The Role of Music at the End of Life 21: Paul Tschudi, MA, LCP: Grief: A Wall or a Door Part IV-Patient Stories and Reflection 22: Cornelius Bennhold, PhD: Transformation and Redemption through the Dark Night of the Soul 23: Rhonda Oziel and Dennis Oziel: Rhonda-Patient as Teacher 24: Christina M. Puchalski, MD, OCDS: Hope for the Future Appendix A ResourcesNina A. Fry: Appendix B Religious and Spiritual Beliefs and Practices Chart Appendix C Authors' Biographies Appendix D Protestant Advance Directives Appendix E Catholic Advance Directives Appendix F Jewish Advance Directives Appendix G Muslim Advance Directives

ISBN: 9780195311785
ISBN-10: 0195311787
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 20th October 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.1  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.79