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A Time for Listening and Caring : Spirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and Dying

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The connection between spirituality and health has been receiving a lot of attention in both the scientific and lay presses recently. Is religion good for your health? Should doctors talk with their patients about their spiritual or religious beliefs? Should doctors pray with their patients? Through research and evidence, spirituality has been shown to be central to the care of the dying. It is therefore critical that healthcare providers know how to address a patient's spiritual needs. This book presents current thinking on how spiritual care can be integrated into traditional caregiving in a practical and informed manner. Chapters that specifically address different religious and cultural perspectives are included. Patients' stories are used throughout to offer real-world experience. With a foreword by the Dalai Lama, this book is a thoughtful and informative guide for anyone involved in cxaring for the chronically ill or dying.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 680.4g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 12 half tones and 3 line illustrations
  • 0195146824
  • 9780195146820
  • 736,947

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This is my Palliative Care Book of the Year! Anybody who works in palliative care will be enriched by reading this book. Although we nod and agree that spiritual care is an important and integral part of holistic palliative medicine, dealing with problems related to spirituality...is not easy for many palliative care workers...If you want to learn about all the other things you can or should be doing at the bedside, read this book. * Roger Woodruff, Director of Palliative Care, Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia * The book delves into almost every aspect of spirituality and is a comprehensive guide for anyone whose work involves caring for individuals living with chronic illness or nearing the end of life...well-written and [it] teaches us that while not everyone has a religion, everyone does have spiritual needs. For those who seek to further their knowledge and broaden their perspective on the spiritual care of such patient's (sic) this book will be a useful resource to have. * Oncology News, Vol 1:4 *show more

Table of contents

PART I - SPIRITUALITY: BELIEFS, ETHICS, PRESENCE AND RELATIONSHIP; PART II - THEOLOGICAL AND RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVES; PART III - APPLICATION AND TOOLS; PART VI - PATIENT STORIES AND REFLECTIONshow more

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