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Puchalski, Christina M
Making health care whole : integrating spirituality into health care / Christina M. Puchalski, Betty Ferrell ; foreword by Rachel Naomi Remen
Alternate Title Integrating spirituality into health care
West Conshohocken, PA. : Templeton Press, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  R726.8 .P83 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Palliative treatment
Spiritual healing
Medicine -- Religious aspects
Physical Description xxii, 266 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Summary While spirituality has been generally recognized as an essential dimension of palliative care, uniformity of spiritual care practice has been lacking across healthcare settings due to factors like varying understandings and definitions of spirituality, lack of resources and practical tools, and limited professional education and training in spiritual care. In order to address these shortcomings, more than forty spiritual and palliative care experts gathered for a national conference to discuss guidelines for incorporating spirituality into palliative care. Their consensus findings form the basis of Making Health Care Whole. This important new resource provides much-needed definitions and charts a common language for addressing spiritual care across the disciplines of medicine, nursing, social work, chaplaincy, psychology, and other groups. This book also advocates a team approach to spiritual care, and specifies the roles of each professional on the team. Serving as both a scholarly review of the field as well as a practical resource with specific recommendations to improve spiritual care in clinical practice, Making Health Care Whole will benefit hospices and palliative care programs in hospitals, home care services, and long-term care services
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-253) and index
Contents Why spirituality in palliative care -- Guidelines/preferred practices for spiritual care -- Spirituality : defining the concept -- Background : historical context of spirituality in palliative care -- Professional standards for spiritual care -- Spiritual care models -- Spiritual history taking and assessment of patients and families -- The spiritual treatment or care plan -- Interprofessional considerations : roles and team functioning -- Training and certification -- Personal and professional development -- Quality improvement
Alternate Author Ferrell, Betty

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