This innovative and sensitive guide to providing spiritual care to people with dementia features original methods drawn from the author's experiences of working with over 1,000 individuals with dementia. It provides creative new ways for chaplains to connect with patients whose spiritual needs are all too often neglected.
Ranging from the author's personal experience, factual information about different kinds of dementia and the challenges of pastoral care, it provides instructions for staging a multi-sensory spiritual care intervention with patients. Included are links to exclusive online resources of the author's video presentations and photographs for use in treatment.
This insightful work will prove an essential resource for all chaplains working with people living with dementia, and will enable them to achieve both exceptional patient care and a sense of personal accomplishment.
|Publisher:||Kingsley, Jessica Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Richard Behers is an experienced hospice chaplain and Spiritual Care Program Manager who has worked with over 1,000 patients with dementia. He lives in Florida, USA.
Table of ContentsPreface; Introduction. 1. The Dementias. 2. Pastoral Care Challenges. 3. Frequently Asked Questions. 4. The Multi-Sensory Intervention. Conclusion.