Vital Connections in Long-Term Care: Spiritual Resources for Staff and Residents / Edition 1

Vital Connections in Long-Term Care: Spiritual Resources for Staff and Residents / Edition 1

by Julie Barton, Ron Zielske, Marita Grudzen, Marita Grudzen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1878812793

ISBN-13: 9781878812797

Pub. Date: 05/01/2003

Publisher: Health Professions Press

You and Your Facility become part of each resident's spiritual journey upon admission. How do you both handle this role? Let Vital Connections in Long-Term Care guide your practice and be your definitive resource. Learn why spirituality typically grows in significance as people age, gain insight into residents' spiritual natures, and discover meaningful ways staff

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You and Your Facility become part of each resident's spiritual journey upon admission. How do you both handle this role? Let Vital Connections in Long-Term Care guide your practice and be your definitive resource. Learn why spirituality typically grows in significance as people age, gain insight into residents' spiritual natures, and discover meaningful ways staff can support and address other adults' spiritual needs in care planning and daily interactions. Structured like a workbook, Vital Connections provides an abundance of lessons, exercises, discussing questions, multicultural and interdenominational case examples, journaling opportunities, and implementation suggestions that can be used to sensitize staff and others to residents' spirituality and the ways its expression may be supported or hindered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878812797
Publisher:
Health Professions Press
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Foreword
Introduction
For the Reader
Acknowledgments
1Spiritual Transformations: Insights, Support, and Healing for Spiritual Well-Being1
2The Face of Dignity: Honoring the Individuality of Residents and Staff23
3Circle of Support: Creating a Caring Community for Residents, Staff, and Families45
4Messages of Truth and Hope: Promoting Effective Communication55
5The Need for Connection: Examining Attitudes and Values About Intimacy and Sexuality65
6The Long Good-Bye: Enhancing Relationships with People with Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia73
7The Impact of Change: Managing Life Transition93
8Spiritual Richness: Celebrations and Rituals that Give Meaning to Life101
9The Pleasures of the Table: Fostering Healthy Food Experiences109
10Nurturing the Mind, Body, and Soul: Recovering the Self Through the Arts123
AppRelationships with the Arts Community143
11Pathways to Comfort: The Importance of Self-Care149
12Compassion in Action: Pain Management and Palliative Care165
13Letting Go: Coming to Terms with Death and Dying181
14Spiritual Legacy: Passing on the Spirit of a Life197
Afterword217
Index219

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