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Making health care whole : integrating spirituality into health care

Author: Christina M Puchalski; Betty Ferrell
Publisher: West Conshohocken, PA : Templeton Press, ©2010.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guideline
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Puchalski, Christina M.
Making health care whole.
West Conshohocken, PA : Templeton Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009046709
(OCoLC)465378664
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christina M Puchalski; Betty Ferrell
ISBN: 9781599473710 1599473712
OCLC Number: 747426883
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 266 pages) : illustrations
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.
Responsibility: Christina M. Puchalski, Betty Ferrell ; foreword by Rachel Naomi Remen.

Abstract:

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.

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