What Do I Say? Talking with Patients about Spirituality
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Description: Health care professionals clergy chaplains social workers and others who counsel people in medical crisis often find themselves faced with deeply painful questions Why is this happening to me Am I dying Why should I live Im just a burden to others.Here is a workbook that suggests healing verbal responses to such expressions of spiritual pain. The accompanying DVD helps reinforce the lessons and exercises that integrate psychology psychiatry pastoral counseling nursing chaplaincy and spiritual direction for whole person care. The author an internationally recognized expert in spiritual caregiving points out that wanting to help is one motivation for learning these skills but there are also evidencebased reasons helping patients express their innermost feelings promotes spiritual healing; spiritual health is related to physical and emotional health; spiritual coping helps patients accept and deal with their illness; and patients tend to want their health care professionals to know about their spirituality.Lessons tips and exercises teach how to listen effectively with guidelines for detecting and understanding the spiritual needs embedded in patients conversations. Suggestions are provided for verbal responses to patients who express spiritual distress including tips for building rapport using selfdisclosure and praying with patients. An FAQ section deals with frequently asked questions and miscellaneous information such as What do I do when a patient talks on and on and I have to leaveHow do I answer a why question What do I say to a patient who believes a miracle will happen to cure them What if Im not religious How can I talk about it By practicing and using these healing techniquesTaylor explains health care professionals will be able to provide patients responses to their questions that allow them to become intellectually emotionally and physically aware of their spirituality so they can experience life more fully.
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Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Templeton Press
Publication date: 5/1/2007
Binding: Mixed Media
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall