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Overview

This unique book discusses the spiritual aspects of nursing care, addressing the needs of both nurse and patient. It emphasizes the universality of spirituality and is appropriate for nurses and patients of many religious faiths. The developmental stages of spirituality, how to provide spiritual care in acute and chronic situations, Western and Eastern spiritual beliefs, and burnout as a spiritual issue are just a few of the topics discussed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721622491
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/28/1989
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 386

Meet the Author

Verna Benner Carson, PhD, is the president of C&V Senior Care Specialists, Inc, a consulting firm that provides clinical training combined with operational and marketing support for two programs she developed: “Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer” and “Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health.” She is also a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric mental health nursing, an associate professor at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she teaches undergraduates the importance of loving the patients that God puts in our care, and the author of eight other books, including Spiritual Caregiving.

Harold G. Koenig, MD completed his undergraduate education at Stanford University, his medical school training at the University of California at San Francisco, and his geriatric medicine, psychiatry, and biostatistics training at Duke University Medical Center. He is on the faculty at Duke as professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and associate professor of medicine. Dr. Koenig is also director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health at Duke University Medical Center, and is Distinguished Adjunct Professor at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Koenig has published extensively in the fields of mental health, geriatrics, and religion, with over 350 scientific peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and nearly 40 books in print or in preparation. He has given invited testimony to both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives on the role of religion in public health.

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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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