Spirituality in Nursing: The Challenges of Complexity, Third Edition / Edition 3

Spirituality in Nursing: The Challenges of Complexity, Third Edition / Edition 3

by Barbara Stevens Barnum
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826105831

ISBN-13: 9780826105837

Pub. Date: 09/08/2010

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Spirituality in Nursing is thought provoking and Barnum offers some excellent material and food for thought."--Journal of Christian Nursing

This is a very thought-provoking book that asks many questions, often without answers. It could be used in an undergraduate or graduate course on spirituality or death and dying, or as in-service material in

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Spirituality in Nursing is thought provoking and Barnum offers some excellent material and food for thought."--Journal of Christian Nursing

This is a very thought-provoking book that asks many questions, often without answers. It could be used in an undergraduate or graduate course on spirituality or death and dying, or as in-service material in hospitals and other healthcare agencies. A very interesting chapter discusses near death experiences (NDE), a phenomenon that has begun to be accepted and has garnered more study.Score: 95, 4 stars --Doody's

  • Can nurses be expected to deliver spiritual care?
  • Should nursing claim healing as part of its mission?
  • Should spiritual care be taught in nursing education?
  • What do recent brain studies teach us about spirituality?

Exploring these questions and many more, this new edition of Spirituality in Nursing provides a wealth of insight into current challenges presented to both practicing nurses and students. Newly updated, revised, and expanded, this third edition examines spirituality in nursing from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing from theoretical, historical, religious, psychological, and even physiological contexts.

In her thought-provoking exploration of this sometimes controversial topic, Dr. Barnum traces nursing's involvement with spirituality from its historical ties with religion to the current interest in new age and alternative health methods. The chapters offer engaging discussions of important topics such as the distinction between spirituality and religion, spirituality and research, humanism, and death and dying. Taking a problem-solving approach, this book serves as an invaluable guide to understanding the complex and expanding role of spirituality in nursing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826105837
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/08/2010
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Spiritual Versus Religious Orientations 1

Chapter 2 Levels of Spiritual Development: What Happens When the Nurse and the Patient Differ? 11

Chapter 3 Spirituality and the Brain: Is Spirituality Programmed in the Brain? 27

Chapter 4 Spirituality and Psychology: Compatible or Incompatible? 49

Chapter 5 Spirituality and Research: What Research Makes Sense? What Doesn't? 63

Chapter 6 Spirituality and Nursing Theory: A Miss or a Match? 79

Chapter 7 Should Spiritual Care Be Taught in Nursing Education? 95

Chapter 8 Spirituality, Healing, and Nursing: Should Nursing Claim Healing as Part of Its Mission? 105

Chapter 9 Should Spiritual Care Be a Function of Nursing Practice? 119

Chapter 10 Today's Nursing: A Prisoner of Context? 129

Chapter 11 Dying, Death, Disability, and Despair 139

Chapter 12 Spirituality Versus Humanism 151

Chapter 13 Conclusions 157

Coda 163

Index 167

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