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Making Health Care Whole : Integrating Spirituality into Patient Care,9781599473505

Making Health Care Whole : Integrating Spirituality into Patient Care

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 5/1/2010
Publisher(s): Templeton Foundation Pr
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In order to address shortcomings in the field of palliative care, more than forty spiritual and palliative care experts gathered for a national conference to discuss guidelines for incorporating spirituality into clinical practice. Their consensus findings form the basis of Making Health Care Whole. This important new work will serve as both a scholarly review of the field as well as a practical resource. Book jacket.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xxi
Introduction and Overview
Why Spirituality in Palliative Carep. 3
Guidelines/Preferred Practices for Spiritual Carep. 17
Spirituality: Denning the Conceptp. 21
Background: Historical Context of Spirituality in Palliative Carep. 26
Professional Standards for Spiritual Carep. 33
Recommendations For Implementing Ncp Guidelines and Nqf Preferred Practices
Spiritual Care Modelsp. 55
Spiritual History Taking and Assessment of Patients and Familiesp. 74
The Spiritual Treatment or Care Planp. 103
Interprofessional Considerations: Roles and Team Functioningp. 140
Training and Certificationp. 155
Personal and Professional Developmentp. 165
Quality Improvementp. 178
Conclusionp. 181
Acknowledgmentsp. 183
Definitions Related to Spiritual Carep. 191
Sample Spiritual Histories and Assessmentsp. 198
Examples of Spiritual Screening Questions That Can Be Integrated into Hospital Intake Formsp. 206
Spirituality Casesp. 207
Professional Chaplaincyp. 220
Listing of Research Instrumentsp. 224
Listing of Curricula in Spirituality and Healthp. 228
Spirituality Centers and Other Relevant Websitesp. 229
Referencesp. 233
Indexp. 255
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