Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

Paperback | June 15, 2014

EditorMark Cobb, Christina Puchalski, Bruce Rumbold

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The relationship between spirituality and healthcare is historical, intellectual and practical, and it has now emerged as a significant field in health research, healthcare policy and clinical practice and training. Understanding health and wellbeing requires addressing spiritual andexistential issues, and healthcare is therefore challenged to respond to the ways spirituality is experienced and expressed in illness, suffering, healing and loss. If healthcare has compassionate regard for the humanity of those it serves, it is faced with questions about how it understands andinterprets spirituality, what resources it should make available and how these are organised, and the ways in which spirituality shapes and informs the purpose and practice of healthcare? These questions are the basis for this resource, which presents a coherent field of enquiry, discussion anddebate that is interdisciplinary, international and vibrant.There is a growing corpus of articles in medical and healthcare journals on spirituality in addition to a wide range of literature, but there has been no attempt so far to publish a standard text on this subject. Spirituality in Healthcare is an authoritative reference on the subject providingunequalled coverage, critical depth and an integrated source of key topics. Divided into six sections including practice, research, policy and training, the project brings together international contributions from scholars in the field to provide a unique and stimulating resource.

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The relationship between spirituality and healthcare is historical, intellectual and practical, and it has now emerged as a significant field in health research, healthcare policy and clinical practice and training. Understanding health and wellbeing requires addressing spiritual andexistential issues, and healthcare is therefore chall...

Mark Cobb is a Senior Chaplain and a Clinical Director at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and holds honorary academic posts at the University of Sheffield and the University of Liverpool. He has a multidisciplinary education across science and the humanities and has experience working in the community, voluntary ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pagesPublished:June 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Edmund Pellegrino: ForwardMark Cobb, Christina Puchalski and Bruce Rumbold: PrefaceI Traditions1. Gary B Ferngren: Medicine and Religion: A historical perspective2. Kathleen Gregory: Buddhism: Perspectives for the contemporary world3. Russell Kirkland: Chinese Religion: Taoism4. Alister E McGrath: Christianity5. Susan A Ross: Feminist Spirituality6. Prakash N Desai: Indian Religion and the Ayurvedic Tradition7. Stan van Hooft: The Western Humanist Tradition8. Graham Harvey: Indigenous Spiritualties9. Abdulaziz Sachedina: Islam10. Dan Cohn-Sherbok: Judaism11. Paul Heelas: 'New Age' Spirituality12. Graham Oppy: Philosophy13. Trevor Stammers and Stephen Bullivant: Secularism14. Eleanor Nesbitt: SikhismII Concepts15. John Swinton: Healthcare spirituality: A question of knowledge16. Rosalie Hudson: Personhood17. Mark Cobb: Belief18. Jaklin Eliott: Hope19. Laurie A Burke and Robert A Neimeyer: Meaning Making20. Susan Walker and Carol Taylor: Compassion: Luxury or Necessity?21. Harvey Chochinov and Shane Sinclair: Dignity: A Novel Path into the Spiritual Landscape of the Human Heart22. Lodovico Balducci and H. Lee Modditt: Cure and Healing23. Betty Ferrell and Catherine del Ferraro: Suffering24. Douglas J Davies: Ritual25. Peter van der Veer: Culture and ReligionIII Practice26. Bruce Rumbold: Models of Spiritual Care27. Chris Swift, George Handzo and Jeffrey Cohen: Healthcare Chaplaincy28. Margaret L Stuber and Brandon Horn: Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine29. Christina M Puchalski: Restorative Medicine30. Wilfred McSherry and Linda Ross: Nursing31. Anne van Loon: Faith Community (Parish) Nursing32. James L Griffith: Psychiatry and Mental Health Treatment33. Margaret Holloway: Social Work34. Patricia Fosarelli: Care of Children35. Elizabeth MacKinlay: Care of elderly people36. Jacqueline Ellis and Mari Lloyd-Williams: Palliative Care37. Nigel Hartley: Spirituality and the arts: Discovering what really matters38. Michael Kearney and Radhule Weininger: Care of the Soul39. William West: Counselling40. Shane Sinclair and Harvey M Chochinov: Dignity Conserving Care41. Emmanuel Y Lartey: Pastoral Theology in healthcare settings: Blessed irritant for holistic human care42. George Fitchett: Next Steps for spiritual assessment in healthcareIV Research43. David J Hufford: Methodology44. Arndt Bussing: Measures45. Hisham Abu-Raiya and Kenneth I Pargament: On the links between religion and health: What has empirical research taught us?46. Bella Vivat: Quality of Life47. Kevin S Seybold: Cognitive Sciences: A perspective on spirituality and religious experience48. Raymond F Paloutzian, Rodger K Bufford and Ashley J Wildman: Spiritual Well-Being Scale: Mental and Physical Health Relationships49. Marek Jantos: Prayer and Meditation50. Gregory Fricchione and Shamim Nejad: Resiliency and Coping51. Fiona Gardner: Spiritual experience, practice and communityV Policy and Education52. Bruce Rumbold, Christina Puchalski, Mark Cobb: Policy53. Neil Pembroke: Healthcare Organizations: Corporate spirituality54. Lindsay B Carey: Utility and Commissioning of Spiritual Carers55. Holly Nelson-Becker and Mary Pat Sullivan: Social Care56. Christina Puchalski, Bruce Rumbold, Mark Cobb, Angelike A Zollfrank and Catherine F Garlid: Curriculum Development, Courses and CPE57. Ewan Kelly: Competences in spiritual care education and training58. Nathan Carlin, Thomas Cole and Henry Strobel: Guidance from the Humanities for Professional Formation59. Fiona Gardner: Training and Formation: A case study60. Peter Speck: Interdisciplinary teamwork61. Daniel P Sulmasy: Ethical Principles for Spiritual CareVI Challenges62. David Tacey: Contemporary Spirituality63. Grace Davie and Martyn Percy: The Future of Religion64. Mark Cobb, Bruce Rumbold and Christina Puchalski: The Future of Spirituality and Healthcare

Editorial Reviews

"This book is an essential tool for students, professionals and researchers. Despite being divided into several chapters, each is clear, systematic, didactic and relatively brief... It is an essential handbook about an emerging theme and current, which has been developed in the research, theresults have tended to emphasize its importance in the life and health of patients, as well as the ethical imperative to be included in clinical practice." --Journal of Nursing, August 2013