Spirituality and Health

Spirituality and Health : Multidisciplinary Explorations

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.5 x 22.9mm | 521.64g
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Press
  • Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • English
  • 0889204772
  • 9780889204775
  • 2,152,129

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The multidisciplinary perspective becomes the lens that brings to light the exceptional contribution of both health-care and pastoral workers. The bibliography and resource materials are extensive.''--Marilyn-Ann Elphick "Toronto Journal of Theology, 23: 1, Spring 2007 "show more

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.show more

About Augustine Meier

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 been involved in therapy practice, clinical education programs, and the pastoral counselling program at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Waterloo, Ontario.show more

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