Spiritual Dimensions of Nursing Practice / Edition 2

Spiritual Dimensions of Nursing Practice / Edition 2

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by Verna Benner Carson
     
 

In this highly anticipated revised edition of Spiritual Dimensions of Nursing Practice, co-editors Verna Benner Carson and Harold G. Koenig offer a thorough update to this seminal work on spirituality and health in the nursing field. The revised edition builds on the foundations laid in the first, providing perspectives on new research in the spiritual dimensions of… See more details below

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In this highly anticipated revised edition of Spiritual Dimensions of Nursing Practice, co-editors Verna Benner Carson and Harold G. Koenig offer a thorough update to this seminal work on spirituality and health in the nursing field. The revised edition builds on the foundations laid in the first, providing perspectives on new research in the spiritual dimensions of nursing care, applying nursing theory to spiritual care, and addressing the spiritual needs of both nurses and patients. It also examines ethical issues in nursing and the impact of legal decisions on health care issues. Contributors address issues of spiritual development across the entire lifespan-from the spiritual needs and influences of the very young to the elderly, including those facing chronic illnesses or death. The volume takes a similarly broad approach in addressing spiritual issues from a variety of faith backgrounds-including both theistic and pantheistic religious practices-so that nurses can be prepared to meet the needs of patients from various religious traditions. Second to chaplains, nurses are the major providers of spiritual care, and no other book will serve their needs like Spiritual Dimensions of Nursing Practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599471457
Publisher:
Templeton Press
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Series:
Templeton Science and Religion Ser.
Edition description:
Revised edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
503,955
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Preface vii Part I Spirituality and the Nursing Profession 1
1 Spirituality: Defining the Indefinable and Reviewing Its Place in Nursing Verna Benner Carson Ruth Stoll 3
2 Religion, Spirituality, and Health: Understanding the Mechanisms Harold G. Koenig 33 Part II Spirituality, Religion, and Health Care: Examining the Relationships 63
3 Theism and Health Care Verna Benner Carson 65
4 Eastern Pantheism and Health Care Verna Benner Carson 86
5 The Legal Issues: Religion versus Health Care Patricia C. McMullen Nayna D. C. Philipsen 101 Part III Application of Theory to Spiritual Needs: What Does Spiritual Care Look Like? 123
6 Spirituality: Identifying and Meeting Spiritual Needs Verna Benner Carson 125
7 The Psychospiritual Lives of Ill or Suffering Children and Adolescents: What We Should Know, What We Should Do Pat Fosarelli 154
8 Adult Spirituality for Persons with Chronic Illness Patricia E. Murphy George Fitchett Andrea L. Canada 193
9 Spirituality and Elder Care Thomas E. Deloughry 236
10 Spirituality in Death and Bereavement Miriam Jacik 279 Part IV The Thread of Spirituality through Community, Ethics Work, and Education 309
11 Spiritual Care in Communities Nancy Christine Shoemaker 311
12 Ethical Decision Making and Spirituality Gary Batchelor 330
13 Spirituality within Educational and Work Environments Elizabeth Arnold 372 Contributors 405 Index 409

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