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This book provides a condensed but comprehensive up-to-date overview of spirituality and its application to health care. The need for healthcare workers to provide spiritual care or meet patients’ spiritual needs is gaining increasing importance in nursing and midwifery policy at local, national and international level. Internationally, there is a growing belief in spirituality as a valid dimension of care.
The book highlights a range of examples and case studies facilitating the practical application of the recommendations discussed. In addition to presenting new psychological perspectives, various activities throughout will encourage readers to form their own opinion on the issues covered. The suggestions for further reading and useful websites will also help readers interested in exploring specific areas in more depth.
Combining contributions by authors from various disciplines, the book offers a valuable tool for qualified professional healthcare workers in practice, including nurses, social workers, doctors and chaplains. With its handy format, this practical pocket guide offers a faithful companion for practitioners.
|Publisher:||Springer International Publishing|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2019|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Fiona Timmins is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. She has more than 140 publications in peer-reviewed journals and she has published 10 nursing/healthcare textbooks. She has presented widely internationally including many Key Note presentations and workshops. She is currently Editor in Chief of the Journal of Nursing Management, acts as a reviewer for several peer reviewed journals, sitting on the editorial board of three of these. Her research interests include professional nursing issues, nurse education, spirituality and reflection.
Table of Contents
The role of spirituality in healthcare
1. What is Spirituality?
PhD BSc PGCTLHE RGN, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Galway, Galway, Ireland
2. The Psychology of Spirituality in Healthcare Practice Settings
Jan M.A. de Vries
PhD, MSc, BSc, Assistant Professor and Psychology Subject Leader, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
3. Spiritual Assessment in Healthcare
PhD, RGN, FRCN, Professor in Dignity of Care for Older People, Faculty of Health Sciences Staffordshire University United Kingdom and part-time Professor Haraldsplass Deaconess University College, Bergen, Norway
BA (Hons) PhD DPH (Otago) MPhil (Massey) DipTchg (Wgtn), Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion, Dunedin School of Medicine, New Zealand
5. Spirituality and Health
Harold G. Koenig
RN, MHSc, MD, Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Associate Professor of Medicine; Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
6. Spirituality and Childbirth
PhD, MSc, RM, RGN, Associate Professor of Midwifery, Vivienne Brady PhD, MSc, RM, RGN, Associate Professor of Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Providers and applications
René van Leeuwen
PhD, RN, Lecturer in Health Care and Spirituality, Reformed University for Applied Sciences, Grasdorpstraat, The Netherlands
8. The role of the nurse in providing spiritual care
PhD MSc PGDip, Assistant Professor/Researcher Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Health, Institute of Health Sciences, Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon
9. The Role of the Healthcare Chaplain
Rev. Dr. Christopher Swift
PhD, Head of Chaplaincy at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
10. Case Studies supporting spiritual needs during challenging situations:
10.1. Maternal/Paternal suffering
Healthcare Chaplain, Dublin, Ireland
10.2. Loss in Intellectual Disability
Healthcare Chaplain, Dublin, Ireland
11. Teaching and Learning about Spirituality in Healthcare Practice Settings
MSc, MA, BNS (Hons), RNT RCN RGN Academic Associate in Logotherapy, Assistant Professor, The School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
12. Working with diversity
Canada Research Chair, Associate Professor School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, Canada
13. New Monasticism and ritual
PhD MA HDE DipITEd BATh, Professor, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland