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Spirituality and mental health care : rediscovering a 'forgotten' dimension

Author: John Swinton
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : J. Kingsley Publishers, ©2001.
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"A person's sense of spirituality informs his or her awareness of self and of the society around them, and is intrinsic to their mental well-being. In this balanced and thoughtful book John Swinton explores the connections between mental health or illness and spirituality and draws on these to provide practical guidance for people working in the mental health field. He analyses a range of models of mental health
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Swinton
ISBN: 1853028045 9781853028045
OCLC Number: 45284715
Description: 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. What is Spirituality? --
2. The Neglect of the Spiritual --
3. Spirituality and Mental Health Care: Exploring the Literature / Alyson Kettles and John Swinton --
4. Living with Meaninglessness: The Lived Experience of Spirituality in the Context of Depression --
5. Enabling Spiritual Healing: Developing an Understanding of Spiritual Care.
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The author of this timely study, who comes from a background in psychiatric nursing and hospital chaplaincy, is currently a lecturer in Practical Theology at Aberdeen. His achievement is to have Read more...

 
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