Spirituality and Hospice Social Work by Ann CallahanSpirituality and Hospice Social Work by Ann Callahan

Spirituality and Hospice Social Work

byAnn Callahan

Hardcover | February 7, 2017

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Many hospice social workers must address spiritual issues with their clients, but do not feel competent to do so effectively. This targeted volume draws upon multidisciplinary theory and research to advance a relational model of spiritually sensitive hospice care. The book will help readers elevate their spiritual competence and foster a relationship with their clients that will enrich the experience for all involved.

Spirituality and Hospice Social Work helps practitioners understand various forms of spiritual assessment for use with their clients. The book teaches practitioners to recognize a client's spiritual needs and resources, as well as signs of spiritual suffering. It also discusses religious and spiritual practices that clients may use to enhance their spiritual coping. Spirituality and Hospice Social Work stresses the need for interdisciplinary collaboration with other members of the hospice team, along with the value of maintaining professional ethical standards when addressing spiritual issues. Throughout, the importance of spiritual sensitivity and its effect upon client well-being is emphasized.

Ann M. Callahan is professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Social Work. She has a license in clinical social work with more than twenty years of social work related clinical, administrative, and teaching experience. For the past ten years, she has been researching the spiritual dimensions of the therapeutic rela...
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Title:Spirituality and Hospice Social WorkFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pagesPublished:February 7, 2017Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231171722

ISBN - 13:9780231171724

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I. Understanding Key Components1. Champion of Spiritual Care2. Spiritual Diversity3. Spiritual Needs4. Spiritual SufferingPart II. Facilitating Quality Spiritual Care5. Relational Spirituality6. Spiritual Care7. Spiritual Sensitivity8. Spiritual CompetenceWorks CitedIndex

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Ann Callahan has integrated insights from social work and other helping professions dedicated to compassionate and skillful end-of-life care. Thus she provides an excellent framework for spiritually sensitive assessment and practice that honors the diversity of worldviews, highlights qualities necessary for a caring therapeutic relationship, and supports people's resilience and growth even while dying. This will prepare social workers well for their direct work with clients and for their partnership in palliative care and hospice teams.