Spirituality and Health: Multidisciplinary Explorations

Spirituality and Health: Multidisciplinary Explorations

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Edited by Augustine Meier, Edited by Thomas St.James O'Connor, Edited by Peter L. Vankatwyk

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  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 23mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Waterloo, Ontario
  • ISBN 10: 0889204772
  • ISBN 13: 9780889204775
  • Sales rank: 1,722,509

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Spirituality and Health: Multidisciplinary Explorations examines the relationship between health/well-being and spirituality. Chap-lains and pastoral counsellors offer evidence-based research on the importance of spirituality in holistic health care, and practitioners in the fields of occupational therapy, clinical psychology, nursing, and oncology share how spirituality enters into their healing practices. Unique for its diversity, this collection explores the relationship between biomedical, psychological, and spiritual points of view about health and healing.

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Augustine Meier teaches in health sciences at Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario, is an adjunct research professor in the Department of Psychology, Carleton University, Ottawa, and a clinical psychologist in private practice. Thomas St. James O'Connor holds the Delton J. Glebe Chair, Pastoral Counselling and is also the director of pastoral care and counselling at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. He is an associate clinical professor in family medicine at McMaster University, and was a teaching chaplain at both Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Josephs Health Care in Hamilton, Ontario. Peter L. VanKatwyk has, in the last 25 years, conducted a therapy practice and directed clinical education programs as a supervisor certified by the Canadian Association of Pastoral Practice and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He has also taught and directed the pastoral counseling program at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Waterloo, Canada.

Table of contents

Part 1: Faith Perspectives and Challenges; Towards a Joint Paradigm Reconciling Faith and Research; Congregational Life after Abuse; The Incorporation of Spirituality into Family Medicine; Towards a Critical Dialogue between Theology and Psychology; Towards an Ethical Framework in Assessing Plurality in Spirituality Definitions. Part 2: Spiritual Practices and Health Care; Communication in Spiritual Care among People with Dementia; Spirituality and Addiction; Spirituality in Occupation Therapy; Labyrinth in Spiritual Care. Part 3: Frontiers and Research; Old Religion, New Spirituality, and Healthcare; God-Talk in the Spiritual Care of Palliative Patients; Measuring and Assessing Suffering in Arthritic Patients; Psychosomatics and the Spiritual Entities of the Human Psyche; Life-threatening Illness: A Dangerous Opportunity; The Neurobiology of Consciousness and Spiritual Transformation in Healing; Faith to Faith: Islamic Spiritual Care in an Acute Care Hospital; Aboriginal Spiritual Care and Health.