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Spirituality, Health, and Wholeness : An Introductory Guide for Health Care Professionals - Henry Lamberton

Spirituality, Health, and Wholeness

An Introductory Guide for Health Care Professionals

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Learn to respond effectively and appropriately to spiritual needs in a health care setting
Spirituality, Health, and Wholeness: An Introductory Guide for Health Care Professionals explores the principles of spiritual care as applied to clinical practice. This book focuses specifically on the significance of spirituality in clinical settings with practical suggestions on how to apply these principles in the healing process. With chapters that begin with clear objectives and end with guided questions, this valuable textbook provides a framework that will aid health care facilities in addressing spiritual needs in a clinical setting and help faculty in mentoring students in the field.
This practical guide will help you learn when and how to address spiritual issues in health care with patients for whom illness creates a crisis of faith as well as those for whom it provides support. Spirituality, Health, and Wholeness highlights not only the importance of health care professionals in providing emotional, mental, and spiritual care, but the necessity for them to address their own spirituality as well. The book includes the experiences and case studies of skilled authorities mostly from the Judeo-Christian or Judaic tradition who identify principles that they found to be important in working with patients from a wide diversity of spiritual traditions.
Spirituality, Health, and Wholeness provides you with detailed information on: "Ministryhealing"--a model of wholeness and healing that incorporates an integrated view of humanity through the four domains: spiritual, emotional, physical, and social the physiological impacts of humor and hope on mood, the neuroendocrine hormones, and the immune system spiritual coping with trauma--an overview of the research literature and how to address the spiritual coping needs and concerns of patients the role of faith in providing meaning to physical illness and the importance of the role of the health care professional in first understanding, and then assisting the patient in their struggle to find meaning the key components of spiritual care to increase the efficacy of spiritual caregivers the bereavement process with regard to religious, cultural, and gender variations, and the role of the healthcare professional in providing support This book shows you not only how to meet the spiritual needs of patients from a diversity of faith traditions, but how to overcome challenges to your own spirituality, such as "difficult" patients and patients whose cultural outlook is so different from your own it causes discomfort. Spirituality, Health, and Wholeness will help all health care professionals who want to bring spirituality into their medical, dental, nursing, occupational therapy, or physical therapy practice.

About the Editorsp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introduction: The Resurgence of Interest in Spirituality and Healthp. 1
Toward a Theology of Wholeness: A Tentative Model of Whole Person Carep. 15
Objectivesp. 15
Introductionp. 15
Ministryhealing in the Life of Jesusp. 18
Ministryhealing in Our Livesp. 30
Guided Questionsp. 34
Mind, Body, Spirit: Exploring the Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection Through Research on Mirthful Laughterp. 37
Objectivesp. 38
Introductionp. 38
Background of the Studiesp. 38
Humor and the Neuroendocrine and Immune Systemsp. 40
Research Findingsp. 40
Anticipation of Positive Humor/Mirthful Laughter Experiences: A Metaphor for the Spirit of Hopep. 42
Conclusionp. 46
Guided Questionsp. 47
Spirituality and Coping with Traumap. 49
Objectivesp. 49
Introductionp. 50
Definitionsp. 51
The Spirituality and Coping Connectionp. 52
Beyond Stereotypesp. 53
The Two Faces of Spiritual Coping: Negative and Positivep. 56
Assessing Spiritual Integrationp. 59
Clinical Implicationsp. 64
Conclusionp. 72
Guided Questionsp. 73
Faith, Illness, and Meaningp. 77
Objectivesp. 77
Introductionp. 77
Meaning and Illnessp. 79
Faithp. 80
Faith and Illnessp. 81
Faith, Transformation, and Cancer Patientsp. 85
Spiritual Carep. 88
Conclusionp. 89
Guided Questionsp. 91
Spiritual Care: Basic Principlesp. 95
Objectivesp. 95
Introductionp. 95
Twelve Suggestions for a Spiritual Visitp. 98
Summaryp. 111
Guided Questionsp. 112
Spiritual Care of the Dying and Bereavedp. 113
Objectivesp. 113
Introductionp. 113
Difficult Newsp. 116
The Bereavement Processp. 119
Religious, Spiritual, and Cultural Issuesp. 125
Follow-Up Carep. 131
The Medical Professionalp. 132
Guided Questionsp. 133
Health, Wholeness, and Diversity: Intercultural Engagement in Health Carep. 137
Objectivesp. 137
Introductionp. 137
Diversity in Americap. 139
Racial Discrimination and the American Health Care Systemp. 143
Case Studiesp. 146
A Diverse Vision of Wholeness in Health Carep. 156
Working with Difficult Patients: Spiritual Care Approachesp. 161
Objectivesp. 161
Introductionp. 161
Contextsp. 162
Spirituality and Difficult Patientsp. 168
Conclusionp. 173
Guided Questionsp. 173
Indexp. 175
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ISBN: 9780789014979
ISBN-10: 0789014971
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 18th August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1