Christina Puchalski, MD, is executive director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health
(GWISH). She is on the editorial board of several palliative care journals and has served as chair or co-chair of several major conferences and initiatives in spirituality and health. She is the author of Time for Listening and Caring: Spirituality and the Care of the Seriously Ill and Dying (Oxford).
Betty Ferrell is a research scientist at the City of Hope National Medical Center in California. She has devoted over thirty years to oncology nursing and research in the areas of quality of life, palliative care, and spiritual care. In 2007, Dr. Ferrell completed a master’s degree in theology, ethics, and culture from Claremont Graduate University and, in 2009, she and Dr. Puchalski led a national consensus conference on improving the quality of spiritual care in palliative care.
|List of Figures||p. ix|
|List of Tables||p. xi|
|Introduction and Overview|
|Why Spirituality in Palliative Care||p. 3|
|Guidelines/Preferred Practices for Spiritual Care||p. 17|
|Spirituality: Denning the Concept||p. 21|
|Background: Historical Context of Spirituality in Palliative Care||p. 26|
|Professional Standards for Spiritual Care||p. 33|
|Recommendations For Implementing Ncp Guidelines and Nqf Preferred Practices|
|Spiritual Care Models||p. 55|
|Spiritual History Taking and Assessment of Patients and Families||p. 74|
|The Spiritual Treatment or Care Plan||p. 103|
|Interprofessional Considerations: Roles and Team Functioning||p. 140|
|Training and Certification||p. 155|
|Personal and Professional Development||p. 165|
|Quality Improvement||p. 178|
|Definitions Related to Spiritual Care||p. 191|
|Sample Spiritual Histories and Assessments||p. 198|
|Examples of Spiritual Screening Questions That Can Be Integrated into Hospital Intake Forms||p. 206|
|Spirituality Cases||p. 207|
|Professional Chaplaincy||p. 220|
|Listing of Research Instruments||p. 224|
|Listing of Curricula in Spirituality and Health||p. 228|
|Spirituality Centers and Other Relevant Websites||p. 229|
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