Spirituality, Health, and Healing: An Integrative Approach

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  • Copyright: 11/1/2009

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Spirituality, Health, and Healing: An Integrative Approach, Second Edition offers healthcare professionals, instructors, and spiritual care providers a comprehensive guide to the most current research on the connection between spiritual practice and health. Drawing on the full breadth of their experience in public health and alternative medicine, authors Caroline Young and Cyndie Koopsen provide fresh insight on a wide array of evidence-based methodologies and techniques that harness the healing power of spiritually in health care. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
About the Authorsp. xv
The Spiritual Dimensionp. 1
Characteristics of Spiritualityp. 3
Introductionp. 3
The Spiritual Dimensionp. 4
Theories of Spiritualityp. 5
Defining Spiritualityp. 9
Essential Elements of Spiritualityp. 12
Spirituality and Healingp. 17
Integral Spiritualityp. 21
Consciousnessp. 22
The New Thought Movementp. 24
Western Worldviewsp. 26
A Spirituality of Wholenessp. 27
Summaryp. 29
Key Conceptsp. 29
Questions for Reflectionp. 29
Referencesp. 30
Spirituality, the Healthcare Professional, and the Spiritual Care Providerp. 35
Introductionp. 35
Spiritual Healthcare Providersp. 38
The Spirituality of Healthcare Providersp. 52
Barriers to Providing Spiritual Carep. 53
Moral and Ethical Issues in Spiritual Carep. 56
Summaryp. 60
Key Conceptsp. 60
Questions for Reflectionp. 61
Referencesp. 61
Spiritual Ritualsp. 67
Introductionp. 67
Creating Ritualsp. 69
Prayerp. 69
Meditation, Visualization, and Guided Imageryp. 73
Gratitudep. 77
Spending Time in Naturep. 78
Artp. 79
Dance and Ritualp. 80
Storytellingp. 81
Rituals as a Healing Forcep. 83
Summaryp. 84
Key Conceptsp. 84
Questions for Reflectionp. 85
Referencesp. 85
Spirituality, Religion, and Healthp. 89
Introductionp. 89
Religion and Religiosityp. 90
The Connection Between Spirituality, Religion, and Healthp. 91
The Benefits of Religion on Specific Health Conditionsp. 96
Religious Beliefs, Religious Practices, and Healthp. 97
Integrating Religious Practices and Beliefs into Health Carep. 104
Summaryp. 105
Key Conceptsp. 106
Questions for Reflectionp. 106
Referencesp. 107
Spirituality, Culture, and Healthp. 111
Introductionp. 111
Culture Definedp. 112
How are Spirituality, Culture, and Health Related?p. 113
Compassion and Culturally Competent Carep. 115
Looking Within: A Spiritual and Cultural Self-Assessmentp. 115
Health Belief Systemsp. 117
Healthcare Systemsp. 118
Cultural Groups in the United Statesp. 119
Language and Culturally Competent Carep. 135
Summaryp. 138
Key Conceptsp. 139
Questions for Reflectionp. 140
Referencesp. 140
Providing Spiritual Carep. 143
Spiritual Assessment and Spiritual Carep. 145
Introductionp. 145
Spiritual Carep. 146
Assessing Spiritual Statusp. 148
Preparing for the Spiritual Assessment: Strategies for Successp. 152
Conducting the Spiritual Assessmentp. 156
Models for Spiritual Assessmentp. 157
Spiritual Diagnoses: Alterations in Spiritual Integrityp. 164
Planning Spiritual Carep. 166
Implementing Spiritual Carep. 168
Evaluating Spiritual Carep. 169
Summaryp. 170
Key Conceptsp. 170
Questions for Reflectionp. 171
Referencesp. 171
Therapeutic Interventions for Healingp. 175
Introductionp. 175
Music Therapyp. 176
Art Therapyp. 182
Dance and Movement Therapyp. 185
Humor Therapyp. 187
Animal-Assisted Therapyp. 191
Summaryp. 198
Key Conceptsp. 198
Questions for Reflectionp. 199
Referencesp. 199
Sacred Spaces, Healing Placesp. 203
Introductionp. 204
Sacred, Healing Spaces: What are they and Why are they Important?p. 205
Health Care's Shift in Focusp. 208
Designing for Humanness: The Healer's Presence and Healing Environmentsp. 211
The Power of Design: Creating a Spiritually Healing Environmentp. 213
Sacred Space: Designing with the Natural Worldp. 231
Summaryp. 236
Key Conceptsp. 236
Questions for Reflectionp. 237
Referencesp. 237
The Spiritual Dimension in End-of-Life Carep. 241
Spiritual Care of the Dyingp. 243
Introductionp. 243
Spiritual, Psychological, and Social Dimensions at the End of lifep. 244
Cultural Considerations at the End of Lifep. 247
Spiritual Caregiving Strategiesp. 250
Hospice and Palliative Carep. 255
Advantages and Disadvantages of Dying at Homep. 259
Summaryp. 259
Key Conceptsp. 261
Questions for Reflectionp. 262
Referencesp. 262
Spirituality and the Grieving Processp. 265
Introductionp. 265
The Grieving Processp. 266
Types of Grief Responsesp. 268
Normal Grief Responsesp. 269
Cultural Differences in Response to Griefp. 272
Coping with Griefp. 275
Grief Counseling and Elements of Healingp. 276
Summaryp. 278
Key Conceptsp. 278
Questions for Reflectionp. 279
Referencesp. 279
Spirituality and Special Populationsp. 281
Spirituality, Religion, and Childrenp. 283
Introductionp. 283
The Development of Spirituality and Religion in Childrenp. 284
Phases of Psychosocial and Spiritual Developmentp. 286
Spiritual Assessments of Childrenp. 296
Spiritual Distress in Childrenp. 298
Providing spiritual Care to Childrenp. 299
Spiritual Care of the Child with a Chronic Illnessp. 303
Spiritual Care of the Dying Childp. 306
Summaryp. 309
Key Conceptsp. 309
Questions for Reflectionp. 310
Referencesp. 310
Spiritual Dimensions of Agingp. 313
Introductionp. 313
The Unique Spiritual Challenges of Agingp. 315
A Changing Paradigmp. 316
Aging and the Human Spiritp. 317
Spiritual Development in the Aging Individualp. 319
Loss, Hope, Spirituality, and Agingp. 321
Love, Sexuality, Spirituality, and Agingp. 321
Religion, Spirituality, Aging, and Healthp. 327
Coping Strategies for Difficult Timesp. 329
Spiritual Interventions for the Aging Adultp. 332
Spiritual Eldersp. 333
Summaryp. 337
Key Conceptsp. 338
Questions for Reflectionp. 338
Referencesp. 339
Indexp. 343
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