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Spiritual Care at the End of Life: The Chaplain as a 'Hopeful Presence'

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Based on qualitative research with practising palliative care chaplains, this thoughtful and inquisitive book explores the nature of hope in its various forms at different stages of terminal illness, and asks how chaplains can help dying people to be hopeful, even when facing the inevitability of their own death.

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Overview

Based on qualitative research with practising palliative care chaplains, this thoughtful and inquisitive book explores the nature of hope in its various forms at different stages of terminal illness, and asks how chaplains can help dying people to be hopeful, even when facing the inevitability of their own death.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849051996
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Limited
  • Publication date: 12/15/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 741,530

Table of Contents

Foreword Dr Rowan Williams 8

Acknowledgements 10

Introduction 11

Chapter 1 Hope Beyond Recovery 20

Chapter 2 Evocative Presence 36

Chapter 3 Accompanying Presence 57

Chapter 4 Comforting Presence 74

Chapter 5 Hopeful Presence 93

Chapter 6 Rethinking Spiritual Care as Presence 112

Chapter 7 Towards a Theory of 'Chaplain as Hopeful Presence' 125

Chapter 8 By Way of an Ending: A Personal View 132

Appendix: The Research Project 139

References 151

Subject Index 156

Author Index 159

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