Spirituality, Health, and Healing An Integrative Approach

ISBN-10: 0763779423
ISBN-13: 9780763779429
Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $82.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 11/13/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Spirituality, Health, and Healing: An Integrative Approach 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 this important topic. The Second Edition has been completely updated and revised to include new content and current research. New information on integral spirituality, consciousness, the New Thought movement, and Western worldviews has been added along with updated information on healing rituals, sacred healing places on earth, and spiritual care at the end of life. There is also added information on altars, energy, symbols and environmental messages, an added section on designing with the natural world, and a new section on health care design and trends in health care design. Key Features Include: Learning Objectives Chapter Summaries Key Concepts Questions for Reflection Accompanied by an Instructor's Manual!

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
The Spiritual Dimension
Characteristics of Spirituality
Introduction
The Spiritual Dimension
Theories of Spirituality
Defining Spirituality
Essential Elements of Spirituality
Spirituality and Healing
Integral Spirituality
Consciousness
The New Thought Movement
Western Worldviews
A Spirituality of Wholeness
Summary
Key Concepts
Questions for Reflection
References
Spirituality, the Healthcare Professional, and the Spiritual Care Provider
Introduction
Spiritual Healthcare Providers
The Spirituality of Healthcare Providers
Barriers to Providing Spiritual Care
Moral and Ethical Issues in Spiritual Care
Summary
Key Concepts
Questions for Reflection
References
Spiritual Rituals
Introduction
Creating Rituals
Prayer
Meditation, Visualization, and Guided Imagery
Gratitude
Spending Time in Nature
Art
Dance and Ritual
Storytelling
Rituals as a Healing Force
Summary
Key Concepts
Questions for Reflection
References
Spirituality, Religion, and Health
Introduction
Religion and Religiosity
The Connection Between Spirituality, Religion, and Health
The Benefits of Religion on Specific Health Conditions
Religious Beliefs, Religious Practices, and Health
Integrating Religious Practices and Beliefs into Health Care
Summary
Key Concepts
Questions for Reflection
References
Spirituality, Culture, and Health
Introduction
Culture Defined
How are Spirituality, Culture, and Health Related?
Compassion and Culturally Competent Care
Looking Within: A Spiritual and Cultural Self-Assessment
Health Belief Systems
Healthcare Systems
Cultural Groups in the United States
Language and Culturally Competent Care
Summary
Key Concepts
Questions for Reflection
References
Providing Spiritual Care
Spiritual Assessment and Spiritual Care
Introduction
Spiritual Care
Assessing Spiritual Status
Preparing for the Spiritual Assessment: Strategies for Success
Conducting the Spiritual Assessment
Models for Spiritual Assessment
Spiritual Diagnoses: Alterations in Spiritual Integrity
Planning Spiritual Care
Implementing Spiritual Care
Evaluating Spiritual Care
Summary
Key Concepts
Questions for Reflection
References
Therapeutic Interventions for Healing
Introduction
Music Therapy
Art Therapy
Dance and Movement Therapy
Humor Therapy
Animal-Assisted Therapy
Summary
Key Concepts
Questions for Reflection
References
Sacred Spaces, Healing Places
Introduction
Sacred, Healing Spaces: What are they and Why are they Important?
Health Care's Shift in Focus
Designing for Humanness: The Healer's Presence and Healing Environments
The Power of Design: Creating a Spiritually Healing Environment
Sacred Space: Designing with the Natural World
Summary
Key Concepts
Questions for Reflection
References
The Spiritual Dimension in End-of-Life Care
Spiritual Care of the Dying
Introduction
Spiritual, Psychological, and Social Dimensions at the End of life
Cultural Considerations at the End of Life
Spiritual Caregiving Strategies
Hospice and Palliative Care
Advantages and Disadvantages of Dying at Home
Summary
Key Concepts
Questions for Reflection
References
Spirituality and the Grieving Process
Introduction
The Grieving Process
Types of Grief Responses
Normal Grief Responses
Cultural Differences in Response to Grief
Coping with Grief
Grief Counseling and Elements of Healing
Summary
Key Concepts
Questions for Reflection
References
Spirituality and Special Populations
Spirituality, Religion, and Children
Introduction
The Development of Spirituality and Religion in Children
Phases of Psychosocial and Spiritual Development
Spiritual Assessments of Children
Spiritual Distress in Children
Providing spiritual Care to Children
Spiritual Care of the Child with a Chronic Illness
Spiritual Care of the Dying Child
Summary
Key Concepts
Questions for Reflection
References
Spiritual Dimensions of Aging
Introduction
The Unique Spiritual Challenges of Aging
A Changing Paradigm
Aging and the Human Spirit
Spiritual Development in the Aging Individual
Loss, Hope, Spirituality, and Aging
Love, Sexuality, Spirituality, and Aging
Religion, Spirituality, Aging, and Health
Coping Strategies for Difficult Times
Spiritual Interventions for the Aging Adult
Spiritual Elders
Summary
Key Concepts
Questions for Reflection
References
Index

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