Spirituality in Healthcare: Perspectives for Innovative Practice

Editors: Timmins, Fiona, Caldeira, Sílvia (Eds.)

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  • Offers an accessible, comprehensive and topical introduction to spirituality and its application to healthcare
  • Each chapter provides practical advice and tips, as well as exercises, examples and links to further reading and interactive content
  • Serves as a valuable pocket guide for nurses, who can quickly and easily consult the book as needed
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About this book

This book provides a condensed but comprehensive up-to-date overview of spirituality and its application to health care. The need for healthcare workers to provide spiritual care or meet patients’ spiritual needs is gaining increasing importance in nursing and midwifery policy at local, national and international level. Internationally, there is a growing belief in spirituality as a valid dimension of care.

The book highlights a range of examples and case studies facilitating the practical application of the recommendations discussed. In addition to presenting new psychological perspectives, various activities throughout will encourage readers to form their own opinion on the issues covered. The suggestions for further reading and useful websites will also help readers interested in exploring specific areas in more depth.

Combining contributions by authors from various disciplines, the book offers a valuable tool for qualified professional healthcare workers in practice, including nurses, social workers, doctors and chaplains. With its handy format, this practical pocket guide offers a faithful companion for practitioners.

About the authors

Fiona Timmins is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. She has more than 140 publications in peer-reviewed journals and she has published 10 nursing/healthcare textbooks. She has presented widely internationally including many Key Note presentations and workshops. She is currently  Editor in Chief of the Journal of Nursing Management, acts as a reviewer for several peer reviewed journals, sitting on the editorial board of three of these. Her research interests include professional nursing issues, nurse education, spirituality and reflection.

Sílvia Caldeira is an Invited Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Sciences, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon. Her work focuses on spirituality in health, particularly in nursing care. She completed a master in Bioethics about the ethical imperative of the inclusion of spirituality in nursing care, and a PhD about the validation of nursing diagnosis spiritual distress from NANDA International, Inc. She has already published a book in Portuguese about spirituality in Nursing and several papers in peer reviewed international journals. She acts as reviewer for several peer reviewed journals and is member of many international groups an associations concerning spirituality in healthcare. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • What Is Spirituality?

    Pages 1-22

    Weathers, Elizabeth

  • The Psychology of Spirituality and Religion in Health Care

    Pages 23-38

    Vries, Jan M. A.

  • Spiritual Assessment in Healthcare: An Overview of Comprehensive, Sensitive Approaches to Spiritual Assessment for Use Within the Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team

    Pages 39-54

    McSherry, Wilfred (et al.)

  • Spirituality as a Public Health Issue: The Potential Role of Spirituality in Promoting Health

    Pages 55-66

    Egan, Richard (et al.)

  • Health Outcomes of Religious and Spiritual Belief, Behavior, and Belonging: Implications for Healthcare Professionals

    Pages 67-82

    Taylor, Elizabeth Johnston

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eBook 53,54 €
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Softcover 67,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-04419-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spirituality in Healthcare: Perspectives for Innovative Practice
Editors
  • Fiona Timmins
  • Sílvia Caldeira
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04420-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04420-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-04419-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 223
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
Topics