9780333777978

Spirituality and the Practice of Health Care

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  • ISBN13:

    9780333777978

  • ISBN10:

    0333777972

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-11-19
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

Spiritual aspects of care are becoming increasingly, important to many nurses. This is part of a growing emphasis on holistic, patient-focused care, and enhancement of patients' quality of life. In this book, the authors explore discuss and analyse a practical definition of spirituality in relation to modern healthcare, and invite the reader to consider the key elements of spirituality in terms of conceptual, practical and organisational themes. Vignettes and case studies play a central role in encouraging the reader to take a reflective stance in which the themes of the book can be applied to practice.

Author Biography

Alan Brown is Senior Healthcare Studies Lecturer at the University of Leeds; Programme Director for the MA in Healthcare Chaplaincy at Leeds and the Bishop of Bradford's Advisor for Hospital Chaplaincy.

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