Spirituality In Hospice Palliative Care

Author by : Paul Bramadat
Languange : en
Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : Explores the end-of-life spiritual needs of people who do not identify with traditional religions. This groundbreaking book addresses the spiritual aspect of hospice care for those who do not fit easily within traditional religious beliefs and categories. A companion volume to Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care, this work also advocates for renewed attention to the spiritual, the often overlooked element of hospice care. Drawing on data from clinical case studies, new sociological research, and the perspectives of agnostics, atheists, those who emphasize the spiritual rather than institutional dimensions of a traditional religion, and the rapidly growing cohort of those who describe themselves as spiritual-but-not-religious, the contributors to this volume interpret the shift from predominantly Christian-based pastoral services to a new approach to �the spiritual� shaped by the increasing diversity of Western societies and new understandings of the nature of secular society. How do we use it in a way that enables caregivers to assist patients? Clinicians and policy makers will appreciate the book�s practical recommendations regarding staff roles, training, and resource allocation. General readers will be moved by the persuasive call for greater religious and spiritual literacy at every level of health care in order to respond to the full spectrum of human needs in life and in death.


The Dying Soul

Author by : Cobb, Mark
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Holistic models of cancer and palliative care frequently refer to spirituality as an important element. But what do we mean when we talk about spirituality and how do we provide spiritual care? This book sets out an understanding of this complex domain, describing how spirituality is experienced and expressed, and looks at the impact of terminal illness. The author argues that if we are to recognize spirituality as a significant aspect of living and dying then care providers must develop an interesting, consistent and effective approach. Therefore issues of training, policy and practice all need to be addressed. Spirituality is often represented as the fourth pillar of palliative care, and yet it is often the least developed area in terms of both theory and practice. Originating from the author's clinical and teaching experience, this book aims to explore the concepts, issues and practical implications of spirituality in care.


Spirituality In Hospice Care

Author by : Andrew Goodhead
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : Publishing on the 50th anniversary of the opening of St Christopher's Hospice - widely thought of to be the first modern hospice, combining pain and symptom management with education and training - this edited collection discusses what motivates professionals and volunteers to provide spiritual care. This book shows how the world of hospice care is moving on from Cicely Saunder's, founder of St Christopher's Hospice, legacy to providing spiritual care in a more integrated manner. With entries from doctors, nurses and CEOs among others, this book informs good practice for professionals and volunteers providing spiritual care for patients and their families. It looks at how, for many of these professionals, spirituality does not have to be grounded in organised religion, but stems from understanding and providing for our human needs.


The World Of Hospice Spiritual Care

Author by : Douglas Sullivan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
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Description : The World of Hospice Spiritual Care: A Practical Guide for Palliative Care Chaplains offers a comprehensive study of spiritual care in hospice. Dr. Sullivan's ability to express the role of the spiritual counselor in creative and insightful ways is refreshing. Chaplains serve in interdisciplinary teams to relieve pain and suffering and to improve patients' quality of life. Members of hospice teams must have specialized knowledge in their area of expertise. Hospice chaplains must be familiar with other areas of hospice work and their functions because hospice care components interrelate. Working in the hospice environment offers tremendous satisfaction and challenges. Doug skillfully addresses those challenges and equips chaplains to allow God's presence to shine through them as they minister effectively in palliative care outreaches. This practical guide examines hospice movement history, philosophy and concepts of care, program models, and interdisciplinary teams. Then Dr. Sullivan discusses the psychosocial and spiritual aspects of pain; spiritual assessments and spiritual care plans; the role of spiritual care staff; grief, bereavement, and mourning; and staff grief and stress management. A thorough analysis of these topics introduces caregivers to the world of hospice, which helps the critical role of the spiritual counselor (hospice chaplain) to emerge. Thus, a better understanding of these concepts and the resulting increased technical competence allows hospice chaplains more freedom to impact patients', families', and caregivers' lives through the ministry of presence. The World of Hospice Spiritual Care: A Practical Guide for Palliative Care Chaplains prepares chaplains to offer comfort, kindness, and care to the dying in their communities in their greatest hours of need. The emotional, spiritual, and practical helps hospice chaplains provide through the ministry of presence can make all the difference in the world for their neighbors. Indeed, hospice chaplains are ordinary people inspired by extraordinary purpose, allowing God's manifest presence to change people's lives through palliative care ministry.


Religious Literacy In Hospice Care

Author by : Panagiotis Pentaris
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This is the first book to explore how religion, belief and spirituality are negotiated in hospice care. Specifically, it considers the significant place that spiritual care has in hospice care and claims that the changing role of religion and belief in society highlights the need to re-examine how such identities are integrated in professional practice. Using religious literacy as a framework, the author explores how healthcare professionals in hospice care respond to religion, belief and spiritual identities of service users. Part 1 provides a comprehensive account of the content and history of the place of religion, belief and spirituality in hospice care. Part 2 examines how these topics are negotiated in hospice care by looking at three key areas: environment, professional practice and organisation. Part 3 proposes a religious literacy model applicable to hospice care and explores implications for practice and policy. Lastly, the author identifies future trends in research, policy and practice. Drawing on a range of theories and concepts and proposing a working model that can impact the training of future and current professionals, Religious Literary in Hospice Care should be considered essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners.


Spirituality In Hospice Palliative Care

Author by : Paul Bramadat
Languange : en
Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : Explores the end-of-life spiritual needs of people who do not identify with traditional religions. This groundbreaking book addresses the spiritual aspect of hospice care for those who do not fit easily within traditional religious beliefs and categories. A companion volume to Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care, this work also advocates for renewed attention to the spiritual, the often overlooked element of hospice care. Drawing on data from clinical case studies, new sociological research, and the perspectives of agnostics, atheists, those who emphasize the spiritual rather than institutional dimensions of a traditional religion, and the rapidly growing cohort of those who describe themselves as spiritual-but-not-religious, the contributors to this volume interpret the shift from predominantly Christian-based pastoral services to a new approach to “the spiritual” shaped by the increasing diversity of Western societies and new understandings of the nature of secular society. How do we use it in a way that enables caregivers to assist patients? Clinicians and policy makers will appreciate the book’s practical recommendations regarding staff roles, training, and resource allocation. General readers will be moved by the persuasive call for greater religious and spiritual literacy at every level of health care in order to respond to the full spectrum of human needs in life and in death.


The World Of Hospice Spiritual Care

Author by : Douglas G. Sullivan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The World of Hospice Spiritual Care: A Practical Guide for Palliative Care Chaplains offers a comprehensive study of spiritual care in hospice. Dr. Sullivan's ability to express the role of the spiritual counselor in creative and insightful ways is refreshing. Chaplains serve in interdisciplinary teams to relieve pain and suffering and to improve patients' quality of life. Members of hospice teams must have specialized knowledge in their area of expertise. Hospice chaplains must be familiar with other areas of hospice work and their functions because hospice care components interrelate. Working in the hospice environment offers tremendous satisfaction and challenges. Doug skillfully addresses those challenges and equips chaplains to allow God's presence to shine through them as they minister effectively in palliative care outreaches. This practical guide examines hospice movement history, philosophy and concepts of care, program models, and interdisciplinary teams. Then Dr. Sullivan discusses the psychosocial and spiritual aspects of pain; spiritual assessments and spiritual care plans; the role of spiritual care staff; grief, bereavement, and mourning; and staff grief and stress management. A thorough analysis of these topics introduces caregivers to the world of hospice, which helps the critical role of the spiritual counselor (hospice chaplain) to emerge. Thus, a better understanding of these concepts and the resulting increased technical competence allows hospice chaplains more freedom to impact patients', families', and caregivers' lives through the ministry of presence. The World of Hospice Spiritual Care: A Practical Guide for Palliative Care Chaplains prepares chaplains to offer comfort, kindness, and care to the dying in their communities in their greatest hours of need. The emotional, spiritual, and practical helps hospice chaplains provide through the ministry of presence can make all the difference in the world for their neighbors. Indeed, hospice chaplains are ordinary people inspired by extraordinary purpose, allowing God's manifest presence to change people's lives through palliative care ministry.


Spiritual Care At The End Of Life

Author by : Steve Nolan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : This book examines the services that chaplains provide to dying patients and the unique relationship that palliative care staff construct with people at the end of life. It explores the nature of hope when faced with the inevitable and develops a theory of spiritual care rooted in relationship that has implications for all healthcare professionals.


Spiritual Religious And Cultural Aspects Of Care

Author by : Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
Languange : en
Publisher by : OUP Us
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Description : Spiritual, Religious, and Cultural Aspects of Care is the fifth volume in the HPNA Palliative Nursing Manuals series. Chapters address how to conduct a spiritual assessment of patients and families, spiritual interventions including compassionate presence, listening deeply, bearing witness, and being compassionate, how to partner with the patient and family to ensure culture guides the plan of care, how to find meaning in illness, the many dimensions of hope and its influence on the dying process. The content of the concise, clinically focused volumes in the HPNA Palliative Nursing Manuals series is one resource for nurses preparing for specialty certification exams and provides a quick-reference in daily practice. Plentiful tables and patient teaching points make these volumes useful resources for nurses.


Spirituality And Hospice Social Work

Author by : Ann M. Callahan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Columbia University Press
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Description : Many hospice social workers must address spiritual issues with their clients, but do not feel competent to do so effectively. This targeted volume draws upon multidisciplinary theory and research to advance a relational model of spiritually sensitive hospice care. The book will help readers elevate their spiritual competence and foster a relationship with their clients that will enrich the experience for all involved. Spirituality and Hospice Social Work helps practitioners understand various forms of spiritual assessment for use with their clients. The book teaches practitioners to recognize a client's spiritual needs and resources, as well as signs of spiritual suffering. It also discusses religious and spiritual practices that clients may use to enhance their spiritual coping. Spirituality and Hospice Social Work stresses the need for interdisciplinary collaboration with other members of the hospice team, along with the value of maintaining professional ethical standards when addressing spiritual issues. Throughout, the importance of spiritual sensitivity and its effect upon client well-being is emphasized.


A Question Of Choice

Author by : Pamela McGrath
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First published in 1997, this book contributes to our understanding of the way our society responds to issues of death and dying. The trans-disciplinary research which informs this discussion is situated in the disciplines of bioethics and palliative care. Postmodern notions of discourse and power are used to explore the organizational approach of one hospice (Karuna Hospice Service) to working with the dying. In modern, Western technological societies, biomedicine is the dominant discourse which underpins our care of the terminally ill. Bioethics has recently emerged as a discipline concerned with resolving the many ethical dilemmas arising from such a physiological, technologized approach to death. Rather than add to such studies, this research looks into the direction of alternative ways of responding to the dying in our community. KHS was chosen for this research as it presented the possibility of a holistic and spiritual alternative to the positivist, reductionist hegemony of scientific medicine. The research focus is on establishing and describing this difference, and exploring how such an organization could maintain resistance to mainstream medicine. The research findings are shared with the intent of using the material and insights gained to explore important issues presently arising in bioethics and palliative care, for example the recent critique of Principalism in bioethics and the methodological difficulties restricting research into spirituality for palliative care.


Spiritual Care In Practice

Author by : George Fitchett
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : These diverse case studies make a compelling case for the importance of effective spiritual care in healthcare and provide unprecedented insight into the essential role of the chaplain within the healthcare team. Presented alongside critical reflections and responses from professionals within chaplaincy, psychology, psychiatry and nursing, they provide an honest and detailed look into how healthcare chaplains actually work with the people in their care and reveal the vital role of narrative and imagination in effective transformative practice. From a 16-year-old with a belief that God would enable a miraculous recovery from paralysis, to an African man with a history of psychosis and depression whose cultural belief in witches complicated his treatment, to a dying Jewish man, aggressive and isolated due to his traumatic life experiences, each case includes insight into the patient's needs and chaplain's perspectives, discussion of spiritual assessments and spiritual care interventions, and accounts of significant encounters and dialogues. The nine paediatric, psychiatric and palliative case studies and reflections in this ground-breaking book will enable chaplains to critically reflect on the spiritual care they provide and communicate their work more effectively, help healthcare professionals develop a clearer understanding of the care chaplains deliver, and provide an informed perspective for those who develop policy around spiritual care and need to make the case for chaplaincy services.


Making Health Care Whole

Author by : Christina Puchalski
Languange : en
Publisher by : Templeton Foundation Press
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Description : In the last fifteen years, the field of palliative care has experienced a surge in interest in spirituality as an important aspect of caring for seriously ill and dying patients. While spirituality has been generally recognized as an essential dimension of palliative care, uniformity of spiritual care practice has been lacking across health care settings due to factors like varying understandings and definitions of spirituality, lack of resources and practical tools, and limited professional education and training in spiritual care. In order to address these shortcomings, more than forty spiritual and palliative care experts gathered for a national conference to discuss guidelines for incorporating spirituality into palliative care. Their consensus findings form the basis of Making Health Care Whole. This important new resource provides much-needed definitions and charts a common language for addressing spiritual care across the disciplines of medicine, nursing, social work, chaplaincy, psychology, and other groups. It presents models of spiritual care that are broad and inclusive, and provides tools for screening, assessment, care planning, and interventions. This book also advocates a team approach to spiritual care, and specifies the roles of each professional on the team. Serving as both a scholarly review of the field as well as a practical resource with specific recommendations to improve spiritual care in clinical practice, Making Health Care Whole will benefit hospices and palliative care programs in hospitals, home care services, and long-term care services. It will also be a valuable addition to the curriculum at seminaries, schools of theology, and medical and nursing schools.


Palliative Care Ageing And Spirituality

Author by : Elizabeth MacKinlay
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : This sensitive and compassionate book provides older people who are nearing the end of life and their loved ones, as well as the professionals who work with them, with a greater depth of understanding of spiritual issues surrounding death and dying. Illustrated with the experiences of many older people, it explores important themes such as grief and loss; fear; pain, distress and suffering; acceptance; transcendence; prayer; the healing of relationships; and intimacy, and shows that the final journey towards death can be one of the most spiritually meaningful times in the life of an older person - a time in which there is still hope, and in which the person who is dying and their loved ones can grow spiritually, strengthened by the difficult times they face together. Spiritual issues for older people with dementia who are nearing the end of life are also explored, as are ethical and moral issues in death and dying, and the ways in which bereaved partners and relatives may come to terms with the loss of a loved one. This concise and accessible book will be a valuable resource for those in the caring professions and a rich source of guidance and support for older people who are nearing the end of life and their families.


Finding Dignity At The End Of Life

Author by : Kathleen D. Benton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Finding Dignity at the End of Life discusses the need for palliative care as a human right and explores a whole-person methodology for use in treatment. The book examines the concept of palliative care as a holistic human right from the perspective of multiple aspects of faith, ideology, culture, and nationality. Integrating a humanities-based approach, chapters provide detailed discussions of spirituality, suffering, and healing from scholars from around the world. Within each chapter, the authors address a different cultural and religious focus by examining how this topic relates to questions of inherent dignity, both ethically and theologically, and how different spiritual lenses may inform our interpretation of medical outcomes. Mental health practitioners, allied professionals, and theologians will find this a useful and reflective guide to palliative care and its connection to faith, spirituality, and culture.


The Relationships Among Spiritual Services Received Pain Levels And Asian Ethnicity In Hospice And Palliative Care

Author by : Munju Chung
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Abstract: Spiritual services are important in caring for patients with chronic disease and pain in hospice and palliative care programs. However, the predictive relationship between spiritual services received and pain levels in this setting, particularly for Asian patients, has yet to be investigated. The goal of the present study was to identify this relationship to render better spiritual services for patients who suffer from pain in general and for Asians in particular. The data collected in the 2007 National Home and Hospice Care Survey-Patient Module was used to test two hypotheses: 1) Hospice patients who received spiritual services are those who experience more pain than those who do not receive these services, and 2) Among Asians, there will be more patients who have received spiritual services than those who have not received the services. A sample of N = 9,416 was selected based on spiritual services received, pain levels, and Asian ethnicity. The findings showed that hospice patients who received spiritual services were those who experienced more pain than those who did not receive these services. However, no evidence was found that among Asians, there were more patients receiving spiritual services than those who did not. Practical implications and future directions were discussed.


Hospice And Palliative Medicine An Issue Of Physician Assistant Clinics E Book

Author by : Donna Seton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : This issue of Physician Assistant Clinics, guest edited by Donna Seton and Rich Lamkin, is devoted to Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. Articles in this issue include: Introduction to Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, The Role of the Physician Assistant in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, Breaking Serious News: Communication in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, Palliative Care and Spirituality, Prognostic Tools in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, Basics of Pain Management in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, Dyspnea in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, Psychiatric Issues in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, Pediatric Palliative Care Basics in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, and more.


Dying Spirituality

Author by : Philip A. Kittle
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xulon Press
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Description : Philip Kittle is a Hospice Chaplain, Clinical Pastoral Counselor and a Pastor with over 20 years experience in Hospice Chaplain ministry to the dying and bereaved. His career ministry focus is the reconciliation of spiritual and family relationships. Phil is Ordained, Licensed and Certified as a Clinical and Temperament Counselor, a Professional Member of the National Christian Counselors Association (N.C.C.A.) and a Certified Pastoral Member of Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling (S.A.C.C.). Dr. Phil holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Pastoral Counseling from Cornerstone University. He possesses certificates in leadership and communication from Advanced Fuqua International School of Christian Communication and Robert Schuller School for Preaching. He has completed Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), earned his MABS from Dallas Theological Seminary, a BS in Pastoral Ministry from Taylor University, Fort Wayne Campus and is a USAF veteran. Philip and his wife, Lynette, have four daughters. Together, they have lived and ministered in Florida, California, Hawaii, Alaska, Colorado, Texas, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio.


Spirituality And Coping With Loss

Author by : Wendy Greenstreet
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Spirituality and Coping with Loss: End of Life Healthcare Practice describes a research study that reflects nurses’ experience of the nature of loss encountered in end of life care settings as well as the ways in which spirituality is a resource in coping in these situations. Key findings indicate how nurses’ spiritual development impacts their proficiency in spiritual care. These findings will be of interest to nurses and nurse educators as well as other healthcare professionals.


Spirituality Health And Healing

Author by : Caroline Young
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Description : Spirituality, Health, and Healing offers health care professionals and individual caregivers the guidelines and tools necessary to provide compassionate spiritual care to their clients and patients. By describing the profound role of spirituality on the body, mind, and spirit, this resource is an essential asset to practitioners eager to enhance their understanding of their important topic.


How To Be An Even Better Listener

Author by : Robert Mundle
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : Providing guidance and advice on the challenging art of listening, this book responds directly to the expressed learning needs of hospice and palliative care volunteers regarding their communication skills in end-of-life care. Listening can be mentally, physically, and spiritually exhausting, often highlighted in books about hospice and palliative care but never taking the spotlight. This accessible companion provides hospice and palliative care workers with a variety of helpful insights and suggestions drawn from a solid base of current theoretical concepts and clinical research. With personal reflections on being listened to, the guide includes strategies for becoming a more effective listener, as well as exploring the challenges of listening, the need for self-care and spiritual and ethical considerations. By expanding their own capacity for empathy, compassion and understanding the wider narrative of illness, hospice and palliative care volunteers will become even better listeners in their essential roles.


Spirituality Of Later Life

Author by : Elizabeth Mackinlay
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : “Humor expresses a certain heroic defiance in the face of life’s most challenging experience and provides a valuable resource for the celebration of life and the divine comedy of faith, hope, and love.”—From the book chapter by Melvin A. Kimble, PhD Studies have shown that as many people age, their spirituality deepens. Spirituality of Later Life: On Humor and Despair explores the challenges faced by those in later life and the use of humor for self-transcendence to achieve greater strength and deeper spirituality. Respected authorities share their insights on humor and despair in the process of spiritual development in later life, with discussions on how to provide effective pastoral practice in aged care. Spirituality of Later Life: On Humor and Despair presents the major issues that challenge people in later life that could lead them to either spiritual integrity or despair. Beyond the physical and psychosocial, this book shows how the journey into aging can—through humor—become self-transcendent and deeply spiritual in the face of physical decline. This theological perspective illustrates the full breadth of issues facing those in later life. It presents effective pastoral frameworks of care for those who struggle with the depression, dementia, disabilities, losses, and terminal illness that may accompany aging. Spirituality of Later Life: On Humor and Despair explores: humor as a path to self-transcendence in later life later life’s ’paradox of well-being’ and ’defiant power of the human spirit’ dementia and its effect on spirituality spiritual and pastoral care approaches for those with depression religiousness in older people with dementia the spiritual journey of hospice patients non-speech based pastoral care Spirituality of Later Life: On Humor and Despair provides valuable insights for aged care chaplains, parish clergy, pastoral and aged care workers, social workers, activity officers, health professionals, and anyone whose life includes an elderly person.


The Routledge Handbook Of Religion Medicine And Health

Author by : Dorothea Lüddeckens
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The relationships between religion, spirituality, health, biomedical institutions, complementary, and alternative healing systems are widely discussed today. While many of these debates revolve around the biomedical legitimacy of religious modes of healing, the market for them continues to grow. The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Medicine, and Health is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising over thirty-five chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into five parts: Healing practices with religious roots and frames Religious actors in and around the medical field Organizing infrastructures of religion and medicine: pluralism and competition Boundary-making between religion and medicine Religion and epidemics Within these sections, central issues, debates and problems are examined, including health and healing, religiosity, spirituality, biomedicine, medicalization, complementary medicine, medical therapy, efficacy, agency, and the nexus of body, mind, and spirit. The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Medicine, and Health is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies. The Handbook will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as sociology, anthropology, and medicine.


Partners In Palliative Care

Author by : Mary Beth Morrissey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The Collaborative for Palliative Care ("Collaborative") is a grassroots consortium of public and private organizations that came together in 2005 for the purposes of studying the increasing need for palliative care and the methods for such care. It has grown from a small fledgling group to a membership of over 50 community-based organizations and volunteers dedicated to improving care of the seriously ill through education, research and advocacy. The Collaborative bridges policy, research and practice in its initiatives and vision for the future. Partners in Palliative Care examines specific areas of concern that the Collaborative has addressed in its education programs and advocacy, as well as the collaborative processes that have been so successful in building community assets. Areas of concentration have been diverse and include advance care planning, relational communication paradigms, community capacity building, the role of culture and spirituality in palliative care, the meaning of pain and suffering for seriously ill individuals, and the ethics of health care costs in palliative and end-of-life systems of care. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care.


Deathics

Author by : Angela Melidosian
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Globally, sustainable development movements operate within complex, multi-faceted, and interrelated systems. In recognition of these complex systems, the United Nations adopted in 2015 The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)- a global commitment to 17 sustainability goals and 169 targets projected for completion by 2030, encompassing poverty eradication, planet protection, and planetary prosperity (United Nations, 2017). SDG Three, which explicitly intertwines global health and sustainable development through its commitment to "Ensuring healthy lives and the promotion of well-being for all, at all ages," provides a foundation for my practicum's focus on palliative care and sustainable development (United Nations, 2017). Like all facets of sustainable development, palliative care operates within complex systems. Using the Framework for Complexity in Palliative Care (2018), my practicum explores the provision of ethical, psychosocial, and spiritual care within the complex system of Buenos Aires (BA), Argentina's palliative care. In conjunction with the regional leader in palliative care, La Asociacion Latinoamericana de Cuidados Paliativos (ALCP), I develop an implementation manual based on a case study of BA's public and private, in-patient and out-patient end of life care services to be shared throughout the region as part of the ACLP's mission to promulgate palliative information specific to Latin America. Through an appreciative inquiry approach and mixed method ethnography, my manual details the separate development pathways and philosophies of palliative and hospice care; the general best practices and challenges from both perspectives; and the specific best practices and challenges for the provision of ethical, psychosocial, and spiritual care, noting the specific responsibilities of each care provider in the interdisciplinary team. To thank the hospices Madre Teresa and San Comilo for their extensive support, I also conducted needs-based assessments and quality improvement initiatives for each of the hospices. The results of the ethnographic observations and interviews, literature and document reviews, and surveys exemplify the impressive levels of ethical, psychosocial, and spiritual in BA -that are shaped by the unique differences in palliative and hospice care- while also noting the significant, real challenges of end of life care that must be addressed to unequivocally achieve SDG Three.


Chaplaincy And The Soul Of Health And Social Care

Author by : Ewan Kelly
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : Gathering together thoughts and visions of experienced practitioners, academics, educators and strategic leaders from around the world, this edited volume sheds light on the nature of chaplaincy and its role and significance within ever-changing contemporary healthcare systems. A wide range of issues central to spiritual care delivery are covered, including reflections on what it feels like to be cared for by a chaplain through illness; the nature of chaplaincy as a profession; and how chaplains can engage with healthcare institutions in ways that have integrity yet are also deeply spiritual. The focus throughout is that chaplaincy should not only be guidance for people in distress, as a form of crisis intervention, but is rather about helping to promote wellbeing and enhance people's quality of life. Where specialisms tend to fragment systems and individuals, this book seeks to show that true health and wellbeing can only be found through a holistic approach, and shows how chaplaincy can bring this to the table. This book is for anyone who recognises the centrality of spirituality for wellbeing, and wishes to see what that might look like in practice.


A Z Of Spirituality

Author by : Steve Nolan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan International Higher Education
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Understandings And Perceptions Of Spirituality Held By Multidisciplinary Professionals Involved In A Community Based Palliative Care Organization

Author by : Julie Fletcher
Languange : en
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Description : "As a universal human experience, spirituality is innate to humanity. Nevertheless, the attempt to define spirituality within health care has led to a range of diverse and often nebulous definitions. Holistic practice within palliative care includes the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of human beings, all of which can facilitate pain for the terminally ill. Commonly, spiritual pain is inadequately addressed within palliative care. This is due to spirituality not being identified or performed by multidisciplinary professionals, who feel untrained and inadequate for the task due to a lack of education or professional development in the area of spirituality. As a part of holistic practice these professionals are called to provide basic spiritual care and make timely spiritual referrals within their everyday practice. A lexicon of spirituality was required to bring appropriate language for the identification and provision of basic spiritual care and judicious referrals to spiritual professionals.As more terminally ill people indicate a desire to die at home, true holistic palliative care that is community-based is becoming crucial. For this research study a small community-based palliative care organization, Ballarat Hospice Care Incorporated, was chosen to be the case study. Understandings and perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care were developed and articulated through extended focus groups and semi-structured individual interviews with members of the multidisciplinary team. The employment of a hermeneutic phenomenological theoretical perspective allowed the essence of the experience of spirituality at BHCI to emerge and be given language by those who worked there. van Manen‘s four fundamental lifeworld existentials of lived space, lived time, lived other, and lived body were used as guides to reflection and interpretation of the textual conversations. Consequently, the definitional framework applied in this research study was of spirituality as connectedness with Self, with Other, with the world, and with mystery/transcendence, not static, but constantly evolving towards ultimate unity. Correspondingly, it also was useful to apply the concept of disconnectedness which identified experiences of possible spiritual pain and despair. This spirituality schema brings common language to what had previously been seen as an ill-defined concept. The connectedness and disconnectedness framework is accessible and can be practically employed to assist the multidisciplinary team in defining and identifying spirituality and spiritual care. Importantly, it is inclusive of all people regardless of belief, values, and personal meanings." -- Abstract.