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Spiritual Needs and Pastoral Services: Readings in Research

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What do spiritual needs, health care, pastoral services, religious resources, statistics, and quantitative research methods have in common? Traditional literature in the pastoral care, counseling, and education movement probably would say, "Not a great deal." Indeed, the pastoral arts and sciences have tended to be high on art (especially praxis) but relatively low on science (especially quantitative research). That's too bad, claims Dr. Larry VandeCreek, who has gathered together a sample of previously published...

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Overview

What do spiritual needs, health care, pastoral services, religious resources, statistics, and quantitative research methods have in common? Traditional literature in the pastoral care, counseling, and education movement probably would say, "Not a great deal." Indeed, the pastoral arts and sciences have tended to be high on art (especially praxis) but relatively low on science (especially quantitative research). That's too bad, claims Dr. Larry VandeCreek, who has gathered together a sample of previously published but widely scattered research reports which he hopes will inform hospital chaplains, congregational pastors, hospital personnel, and theological students on ways in which knowledge gained from carefully designed research can enhance their project of care. Selecting only quantitative research reports, the volume explores such topics as the role of spirituality in terminally ill hospitalized patients, the demonstrated helpfulness of prayer in health crisis, the possible impact of hope among women with breast cancer, the role and impact of chaplaincy services in general hospitals, as well as other studies demonstrating a variety of relationships between spirituality and health care.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608999767
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Pages: 390
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry VandeCreek, Assistant Director of Pastoral Care and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and in the Department of Neurology at the Ohio State University, has won many research awards, including the prestigious Association for Clinical Pastoral Education's "Researcher of the Year" award. A member of the Editorial Committee of The Journal of Pastoral Care, he is the author of A Research Primer for Pastoral Care and Counseling (1998) and one of the co-authors of Research in Pastoral Care and Counseling: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches (1994), both JPCP books.

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Table of Contents

Preface Larry VandeCreek VII

1 Acceptance and Healing Randall C. Mason, Jr. Graham Clark Robert B. Reeves, Jr. S. Bruce Wagner 1

2 Crisis Intervention in Orthopedic Surgery-Empirical Evidence of the Effectiveness of a Chaplain Working with Surgery Patients John L. Florell 23

3 Prediction of Results in Open Heart Surgery Mitchell Mills Donald Mimbs Edward E. Jayne Robert B. Reeves, Jr. 33

4 Spiritual Support in Life Threatening Illness Bernard Spilka John D. Spangler Constance B. Nelson 41

5 Spirituality and Well-Being in Terminally Ill Hospitalized Adults Pamela G. Reed 51

6 Positive Therapeutic Effects of Intercessory Prayer in a Coronary Care Unit Population Randolph C. Byrd 67

7 God Help Me: (1): Religious Coping Efforts as Predictors of the Outcomes to Significant Negative Life Events Kenneth I. Pargament David S. Ensing Kathryn Falgout Hannah Olsen Barbara Reilly Kimberly Van Haitsma Richard Warren 79

8 Religious Belief, Depression, and Ambulation Status in Elderly Women with Broken Hips Peter Pressman John S. Lyons David B. Larson James J. Strain 119

9 Organ Donation and Hospital Chaplains William R. DeLong 125

10 Health Locus of Control and Helpfulness of Prayer Theresa L. Saudia Marguerite R. Kinney Kathleen C. Brown Leslie Young-Ward 137

11 Religious Perspectives of Doctors, Nurses, Patients and Families Harold G. Koenig Margot Hover Lucille B. Bearson James L. Travis, III 153

12 Identifying the Spiritually Needy Patient: The Role of Demographics Larry VandeCreek 171

13 Coping With Breast Cancer: The Roles of Clergy and Faith Sarah C. Johnson Bernard Spilka 183

14 Contributions of Religious Experience to Psychological and Physical Well-Being: Research Evidence and an Explanatory Model Jared Kass 199

15 Spiritual Well-Being, Religiousness and Hope among Women with Breast Cancer Jacqueline R. Mickley Karen Soeken Anne Belcher 215

16 Spiritual Well-Being: A Predictor of Hardiness in Patients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Verna Benner Carson Harry Green 231

17 Religious Coping and Depression among Elderly Hospitalized Medically Ill Men Harold G. Koenig Harvey J. Cohen Dan G. Blazer Carl Pieper Keith G. Meador Frank Shelp Veeraindar Goli Bob BiPasquale 255

18 Assessment of Pastoral Needs Among Medical Outpatients Larry VandeCreek Susan Benes Christina Nye 277

19 Factors Associated with Meaning in Life among People with Recurrent Cancer Elizabeth Johnston Taylor 291

20 The DRG Era: A Major Opportunity for Increased Pastoral Care Impact or a Crisis for Survival? Elisabeth McSherry William A. Nelson 309

21 The Impact of Chaplaincy Services in Selected Hospitals in the Eastern United States Kurt H. Parkum 325

22 Supplier-Induced Demand for Pastoral Care Services in the General Hospital: A Natural Experiment John Gartner John S. Lyons David B. Larson John Serkland Mark Peyrot 335

23 Patient and Family Perceptions of Hospital Chaplains Larry VandeCreek John Thomas Arne Jessen James Gibbons Stephen Strasser 343

Author Index 357

Subject Index 373

Index of Scales 377

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