What Do I Say? Talking with Patients about Spirituality

ISBN-10: 1599471205

ISBN-13: 9781599471204

Edition: 2007

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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.The author an internationally recognized expert in spiritual care giving 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. A 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 techniques Taylor 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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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Templeton Press
Publication date: 5/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.00" wide x 1.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Let's Begin!
Why should I learn this skill?
About this workbook
Preparing the Healer
What are my spiritual pains?
How do my spiritual pains affect my responses to patients?
But if I'm always being wounded, won't I die?
Why do I disengage from patients' feelings?
Assumptions that silence
What is a wounded healer like?
Tips for how to survive in the clinical setting as a wounded healer
Listening: Beginning the Healing Response
Dimensions of listening
What to listen for
Tips for how to listen
Making Sense of What You Hear
What are spiritual needs?
What does spirituality look and sound like?
Tips for making sense of what you hear
Verbal Responses to Spiritual Pain: Micro-skills
Micro-skills: Goals and guidelines
Building rapport
Open questions
Reflecting feelings and advanced empathy
Verbal Responses to Spiritual Pain: Macro-skills
Story listening
Body listening
Nurturing resilience and reframing
Religious practices
Putting It All Together
Lets practice!
An encouraging word
Answers for Exercises
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