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Title Spiritual dimensions of nursing practice / Verna Benner Carson & Harold G. Koenig, editors
Edition Revised edition
Published West Conshohocken, Pa. : Templeton Foundation Press, [2008]


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 W'BOOL  610.73 Car/Sdo 2008  AVAILABLE
Description x, 422 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents PART I. Spirituality and the nursing profession. 1. Spirituality: defining the indefinable and reviewing its place in nursing / Verna Benner Carson and Ruth Stoll -- 2. Religion, spirituality, and health: understanding the mechanisms / Harold G. Koenig -- PART II. Sprirituality, religion, and health care: examining the relationships. 3. Theism and health care / Verna Benner Carson -- 4. Eastern pantheism and health care / Verna Benner Carson -- 5. The legal issues: religion versus health care / Patricia C. McMullen, Nayna D.C. Philipsen -- PART III. Application of theory to spiritual needs: what does spiritual care look like? 6. Spirituality: identifying and meeting spiritual needs / Verna Benner Carson -- 7. The psychospiritual lives of ill or suffering children and adolescents: what we should know, what we should do / Pat Fosarelli -- 8. Adult spirituality for people with chronic illness / Patricia E. Murphy, George Fitchett, Andrea L. Canada -- 9. Spirituality and elder care / Thomas E. DeLoughry -- 10. Spirituality in death and bereavement / Miriam Jacik -- PART IV. The thread of spirituality through community, ethics work, and education. 11. Spiritual care in communities / Nancy Christine Shoemaker -- 12. Ethical decision making and spirituality / Gary Batchelor -- 13. Spirituality within educational and work environments / Elizabeth Arnold
Summary Publisher's description: Ever since the first edition of Verna Benner Carson's Spiritual Dimensions of Nursing Practice went out of print, second-hand copies have been highly sought after by practitioners in the field and nursing school faculty who appreciated the comprehensive scope of the seminal work on spirituality and health. In this highly anticipated revised edition, Carson and her co-editor, Harold G. Koenig, have thoroughly revised and updated this classic in the field. The revised edition builds on the foundations laid in the first, providing perspectives on new research in the spiritual dimensions of nursing care, applying nursing theory to spiritual care, and addressing the spiritual needs of both nurses and patients. It also examines ethical issues in nursing and the impact of legal decisions on health care issues. Contributors address issues of spiritual development across the entire lifespan-from the spiritual needs and influences of the very young to the elderly, including those facing chronic illnesses or death. The volume takes a similarly broad approach in addressing spiritual issues from a variety of faith backgrounds-including both theistic and pantheistic religious practices, so that nurses can be prepared to meet the needs of patients from various religious traditions. Second to chaplains, nurses are the major providers of spiritual care, and no other book will serve their needs like Spiritual Dimensions of Nursing Practice
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Nursing -- Religious aspects.
Nursing -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Nursing Care.
Nurse-Patient Relations.
Religion and Medicine.
Author Carson, Verna Benner, editor
Koenig, Harold G. (Harold George), 1951- editor
LC no. 2008017272
ISBN 9781599471457 (paperback) (alkaline paper)
1599471450 (paperback) (alkaline paper)