- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Patricia E. Murphy, PhD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book contains the personal and theological reflections of a Christian physician and a Christian theologian on the role of spirituality in healthcare.
Purpose: The book grew out of a retired physician's desire to integrate his experience of prayer for and with patients with theology. Given the growing evidence of a role for spirituality in healthcare, this book provides a model for ethical and theologically based practice.
Audience: Christian healthcare providers who want to deepen their understanding of God and prayer in the face of suffering will value the time they spend with this work.
Features: The coauthors draw on contemporary Protestant and Catholic theology that grew out of the question of God and of suffering in response to the experience of the Holocaust and World War II. The authors address not only personal issues, but also systemic issues of justice and poverty that impact healthcare in our country. Their own thoughtful journey through suffering enhances the credibility of this work.
Assessment: Most healthcare providers do not have the luxury of theological study as a background for the incorporation of spirituality into patient care. This book not only offers information, it also offers colleagues who have consistently reflected on their faith either in providing or in receiving healthcare.