Spiritual Care in Everyday Nursing Practice

A New Approach

Author: Janice Clarke

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137256540

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 8845

As changes in technology, policy and management put an increasing emphasis on processes and procedures in nursing and health care, how do we continue to make room for compassion, the ancient human value that calls most nurses to the profession? In Spiritual Care in Everyday Nursing Practice, Janice Clarke argues that it is compassionate care of the whole person, body and soul, which is at the heart of nursing practice that values the individual and respects their dignity. Rather than seeing spiritual care as an addition to what nurses already do, this new approach considers it a natural part of compassionate care which doesn't present the nurse with an extra ambiguous burden to deal with. Providing a brief historical introduction to the concept of spirituality, Clarke examines the ways in which our spiritual life – a source of strength and meaning – can be influenced by factors such as age, illness and suffering, and mental illness, as well as our religious beliefs. Providing a practical guide to talking about and working with spirituality, she explores how nurses might imbue all their practice including the physical aspects of care – from use of touch to helping patients to move, bathe and eat – with an attention to spiritual needs. A timely, accessible and practical introduction to a concept that is under-explored in contemporary nursing literature, this book will be of great value to students and professionals alike.

Stories of Dignity within Healthcare: Research, narratives and theories

Author: Dr.Oscar Tranvåg,Dr.Oddgeir Synnes,Professor Wilfred McSherry

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830979

Category: Medical

Page: 212

View: 5643

Dignity is fundamental to every single person’s life and history; and every interaction with another human being can potentially influence a person’s sense of identity and self-esteem. In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the importance of ‘dignity in care’. When healthcare organisations and individuals prioritise dignity, service users, carers and staff are treated with respect, compassion and understanding, and safe, good-quality healthcare services are delivered. In contrast, when dignity and respect are neglected or violated, people experience poor-quality care and may even suffer neglect and abuse. For all these reasons, it is clearly vital that all healthcare workers have a thorough understanding of dignity and how to place it at the centre of all their activities. In this helpful and thought-provoking book, the contributors offer an overview of current research on dignity-preserving care, highlighting practical and ethical considerations in various healthcare settings. Section I introduces some key dignity theories, demonstrating how the use of narrative can offer insight and practical solutions for the delivery of high-quality care. Section II introduces actual stories from diverse settings and perspectives, enabling the reader to engage with core elements of dignity while highlighting how dignity can be preserved – even in very challenging practice situations. Critical thinking activities are also provided to encourage deep reflection and learning. This book will support students of nursing and allied healthcare professions, as well as healthcare professionals working in diverse practice settings, to reflect upon and enhance the quality of their care. Contents include: • Foreword: old and new philosophical angles on dignity in care • Preface: the necessity of dignity in healthcare • Understanding dignity: a complex concept at the heart of healthcare • Dignity and narrative: moral intuitions and contested claims • Dignity in dementia care • Dignity, protected by caring in care • Storytelling as a dignity-preserving practice in palliative care • Reintegrating spirituality and dignity in nursing and healthcare: a relational model of practice • The service provider and care perspective • Let us not forget the dignity of the professional caregiver: the necessity of dignity preservation within the therapeutic context • Dignity in suffering: a theological perspective • Learning dignity by involvement • Dignity in cancer care: a discussion based on three narratives written by nurses • A story of facilitators’ experiences of the Excellence in Practice Accreditation Scheme and its influence on quality, dignity and respect • Afterword: what gets in the way of dignity, and why you must not let it

Spirituality across Disciplines: Research and Practice:

Author: Marian de Souza,Jane Bone,Jacqueline Watson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319313800

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 4328

This book collects multiple disciplinary voices which explore current research and perspectives to discuss how spirituality is understood, interpreted and applied in a range of contexts. It addresses spirituality in combination with such topics as Christian mysticism, childhood and adolescent education, midwifery, and sustainability. It links spirituality to a variety of disciplines, including cognitive neuroscience, sociology, and psychology. Finally, it discusses the application of spirituality within the context of social work, teaching, health care, and occupational therapy. A final chapter provides an analytical discussion of the different voices that appear in the book and offers a holistic description of spirituality which has the potential to bring some unity to the meaning, expression and practice of spirituality across a variety of disciplines as well as across cultural, religious and secular worldviews. "A strength of the book is that each chapter is characterized by a fearless confronting of oppositional perspectives and use of the latest research in addressing them. The book takes the difficult topic of spirituality into almost every nook and cranny of personal and professional life. There is a persistent grasping of the contentiousness of the topic, together with addressing counter positions and utilizing updated research across a range of fields in doing this. The opening and closing chapters serve as book ends that keep the whole volume together."Terence Lovat, The University of Newcastle, Australia "The interdisciplinary nature of the work is by far the strongest aspect of this volume. It has the potential to contribute to a dialogue between different professions and disciplines. This prospective publication promises to promote a more holistic approach to the study of spirituality. This volume takes into consideration a wide variety of issues. The way the editors have structured the sequence of chapters contributes to facilitate any possible dialogue between the different areas."Adrian-Mario Gellel, University of Malta, Malta

Palliative and End of Life Care in Nursing

Author: Jane Nicol,Brian Nyatanga

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473905257

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 2234

With the number of people requiring palliative and end-of-life care set to increase by 2020, it is the responsibility of every nurse, regardless of specialism, to know how to provide high-quality care to this group of people. Yet caring for those nearing the end of life can throw up complex issues, including handling bereavement, cultural and ethical issues, delivering care in a wide variety of settings, symptom management and also ensuring your own emotional resilience. This book is specifically designed to equip nursing students and non-specialists with the essential knowledge in relation to the care and management of people nearing the end of life.

Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing

Author: Lioba Howatson-Jones,Mooi Standing,Susan Roberts

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473927463

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 3850

Nurses of the future need to accurately assess people of all ages, with varying mental and physical problems, across different settings and with changing health needs. This book introduces student nurses and novice practitioners to the assessment process enabling them to identify patient problems in order for solutions to be planned and implemented. Linked to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for degree-level education, and with detailed case studies and scenarios demonstrating practical application of key theory, the book encourages critical thinking and urges students to consider the social, cultural, psychological and environmental factors as well as the physical symptoms that may be present when making assessments.

Becoming a Nurse

Fundamentals of Professional Practice for Nursing

Author: Derek Sellman,Paul Snelling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317436296

Category: Medical

Page: 558

View: 6081

The guidelines and skills required to become a nurse are always changing and it can be difficult to stay up-to-date with the current standards. This book has been specifically designed to address the main skills you need to meet NMC requirements. Becoming a Nurse will demystify what you need to know while preparing you to meet NMC standards and become a confident, practising professional. The book introduces the many subjects outside the biological which are none the less essential for both pre-registration and practising nurses. This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, and includes four new chapters on psychosocial concepts for nursing; sociological concepts for nursing; spiritual care; and preceptorship and transition. Like the previous edition the book also covers: Law, ethics and policy Management and leadership Communication, interpersonal skills and interprofessional working Evidence based practice Medicines management Public health and professional development Each chapter is packed full of case studies, discussion question and further readings to encourage critical thinking and reflection. It is an excellent resource to prepare you for your programme or to refresh your knowledge of NMC standards.

Transitions to practice: Essential concepts for health and social care professions

Author: Teena J Clouston,Lyn Westcott,Steven W Whitcombe

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1910451584

Category: Medical

Page: 236

View: 3365

Whether you are a student, a trainee, or a newly qualified or highly experienced health or social care practitioner, you are always in a state of transition – progressing along a career path, coping with organisational change and dealing with the ever-increasing pressures placed on our health and social care systems. Transitions to practice provides a vital map to help you navigate your way through these changes. The book begins with an exploration of the fundamental aspects of professionalism. This is followed by a section on the importance of communication for effective health and social care practice. The third section focuses on quality in practice; and the final section discusses personal values, safeguarding, spirituality and professional resilience. Each chapter contains learning outcomes and reflective questions to help you apply the discussion to your own experiences and practice. These questions have been designed to challenge you and help you embed the content into your own professional journey, enabling you to uphold key values, like care, compassion and person-centred working, even under pressure. Throughout the book, the authors have highlighted how transitions at all levels of practice are affected by personal, professional, organisational and political agendas that create critical challenges. They have also identified how you can interact with and confront these to effect positive action and change, thus achieving the best outcomes, not only for your patients and clients, but also for your own well-being and that of your colleagues. Contents include: • Professional ethics, registration and fitness to practise • Being professional • A journey of professionalism: From novice to expert practitioner • Embracing professionalism: Becoming a responsible autonomous practitioner • Team working in complex organisations: Principles and practice • Partnership working • Communication in the digital age • The political and legal interface with professional practice • Duty of quality in times of constraint • Research in health and social care practice • Safeguarding vulnerable adults • Safeguarding children • Evidencing caring values in everyday practice • The place of spirituality in health and social care practice • The resilient practitioner

Spiritual Care in Nursing Practice

Author: Kristen L. Mauk,Nola A. Schmidt

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781740968

Category: Medical

Page: 371

View: 5704

Focusing on spirituality as an inherent component of effective nursing care, this text presents an unbiased view of the nature of human spirituality apart from religion. The text offers a unique interdisciplinary and inter-religious perspective—representing a range of Eastern and Western religious traditions—while addressing lifespan considerations and belief systems within the nursing process framework. Readable, interactive chapters apply the content clinically and highlight timely research on spirituality and health. Each chapter includes case studies, critical thinking questions, and personal reflection questions. Website references are also included.

Theory of Spiritual Care for Nursing Practice

Author: Bonnie Battey

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1441528911

Category: Medical

Page: 52

View: 4313

Spiritual care involves listening for the frame of reference of the client (and their families, etc.) to determine how spirituality can be their support in health concerns. The nurses and other health care providers are encouraged to be aware of their own spirituality and hold fast to their own frame of reference. For a health care provider to impose one's own beliefs, values, etc. about spirituality is professionally and ethically inappropriate. The succinct role of the nurse is to recognize, respond, record, report, and refer, i.e., the 5 "Rs" of spiritual care.

Spirituality in Nursing Practice

The Basics and Beyond

Author: Doreen Westera

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780826120625

Category:

Page: 344

View: 9140

Delivers a wealth of practical information for fulfilling the spiritual needs of all patients and their families Written as a practical resource to teach nurses and nursing students, this text explores how to best address spiritual assessment and care. Spirituality, the search for meaning in life and connection to others, remains relevant to all patient interactions, and an essential component for nurses to integrate into their everyday practice. Using a multicultural and client-centered approach, chapters explore the concept of spirituality, and its relationship with religion and health to directly place spiritualty in a nursing context. Reflection questions interspersed throughout encourage the reader to analyze their own experiences with spirituality within both professional and personal contexts and affirm how a nurse s own spirituality can influence her or his practice. Practical exercises illustrate the importance of spirituality in nursing and provide tools and means to incorporate spirituality into clinical practice. Chapters use a flexible approach that can be adapted to a variety of contexts in nursing education and practice throughout North America and beyond, applicable for self-study, traditional courses, and on-line programs. They contain a wealth of pedagogical features including case studies, discussion questions, a comprehensive bibliography, and an extensive Instructor s Manual that provides additional direction for discussion and testing. Thirteen videos, developed by the author and available online, provide the perspectives of nursing and health care professionals, clients, and families to illustrate the main points of the text. Key Features: Delivers a wealth of practical tools for incorporating spirituality into nursingUseful for self-study, on-campus courses, and online programsContains a variety of pedagogical features including consistent format, discussion questions, reflective exercises, case studies, Instructors ManualApplicable to nursing education and practice in North American and beyondPromotes holistic nursing practice"

Spiritual Dimensions of Nursing Practice

Author: N.A

Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 386

View: 2152

This unique book discusses the spiritual aspects of nursing care, addressing the needs of both nurse and patient. It emphasizes the universality of spirituality and is appropriate for nurses and patients of many religious faiths. The developmental stages of spirituality, how to provide spiritual care in acute and chronic situations, Western and Eastern spiritual beliefs, and burnout as a spiritual issue are just a few of the topics discussed.

Spiritual Care

Nursing Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Elizabeth Johnston Taylor

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 4174

Innate and deeply personal, spirituality is an integral part of each of us. It affects every aspect of life-including one's health. For this reason, spirituality is becoming an increasingly important issue within the nursing community. Nursing the "whole" patient includes nurturing the spirit. "Spiritual Care: Nursing Theory, Research, and Practice" is the "only" text written to address the depth of this subject matter. Written from a universal standpoint, it details the "how-to's" of spiritual caregiving including spiritual assessment, planning care, documentation, ethical concerns, and numerous approaches to nurturing the spirit. Other features include: A balanced presentation of religion as both a positive and a negative factor that influences health and coping. Chapter-ending"Look Within to Learn"features encourage spiritual self-awareness and understanding of how spirituality influences clinical care. "Research Profiles"boxed features provide profiles of research studies that focus on spirituality and health. "One Nurse's Story"boxed features illustrate a nurse's perspective of concepts and clinical examples of spiritual caregiving. Chapter-ending"Key Points" summarize material to reinforce the information presented.

Spiritual Care in Nursing Practice

Author: Kristen L. Mauk,Nola A. Schmidt

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781740968

Category: Medical

Page: 371

View: 4813

Focusing on spirituality as an inherent component of effective nursing care, this text presents an unbiased view of the nature of human spirituality apart from religion. The text offers a unique interdisciplinary and inter-religious perspective—representing a range of Eastern and Western religious traditions—while addressing lifespan considerations and belief systems within the nursing process framework. Readable, interactive chapters apply the content clinically and highlight timely research on spirituality and health. Each chapter includes case studies, critical thinking questions, and personal reflection questions. Website references are also included.

Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice

A Guide to Professional Resilience and Personal Well-Being

Author: Robert J. Wicks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019517223X

Category: Medical

Page: 197

View: 7262

Physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals working in today's health care settings must be prepared to offer support in dangerous times despite staffing shortages, financial pressures, and complex legal requirements. Overcoming Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice: A Guide to Professional Resilience and Personal Well-Being is a concise guide for all medical professionals who face these demands. This book: DT Provides critical information about the dangers of compassion fatigue/burnout and vicarious post-traumatic stress disorder in health care settings DT Introduces a newly-developed "Medical-Nursing Professional Secondary Stress Self-Awareness Questionnaire" that can be profitably self-administered at each phase of one's career and reflected upon in private, with one's mentor, or in a small group setting DT Includes a unique section on strengthening one's inner life through the use of three core spiritual wisdom approaches drawn from a world religion perspective DT Provides a description of four types of "voices" one needs to have in one's circle of friends to ensure that balance, perspective, growth, and challenge are fostered in one's personal and professional life DT Describes how physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals can formulate a personally-designed self-care protocol for themselves Lastly, this book offers an extensive and up-to date bibliography of recent research, clinical papers, and books on medical-nursing practice and secondary stress. Overcoming Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice is an indispensable resource for medical and nursing professionals, students, and the counselors and therapists who work with them.

Spiritual Care in Practice

Case Studies in Healthcare Chaplaincy

Author: George Fitchett,Steve Nolan

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857008765

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 6870

These diverse case studies make a compelling case for the importance of effective spiritual care in healthcare and provide unprecedented insight into the essential role of the chaplain within the healthcare team. Presented alongside critical reflections and responses from professionals within chaplaincy, psychology, psychiatry and nursing, they provide an honest and detailed look into how healthcare chaplains actually work with the people in their care and reveal the vital role of narrative and imagination in effective transformative practice. From a 16-year-old with a belief that God would enable a miraculous recovery from paralysis, to an African man with a history of psychosis and depression whose cultural belief in witches complicated his treatment, to a dying Jewish man, aggressive and isolated due to his traumatic life experiences, each case includes insight into the patient's needs and chaplain's perspectives, discussion of spiritual assessments and spiritual care interventions, and accounts of significant encounters and dialogues. The nine paediatric, psychiatric and palliative case studies and reflections in this ground-breaking book will enable chaplains to critically reflect on the spiritual care they provide and communicate their work more effectively, help healthcare professionals develop a clearer understanding of the care chaplains deliver, and provide an informed perspective for those who develop policy around spiritual care and need to make the case for chaplaincy services.

Living Your Yoga

Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life

Author: Judith Hanson Lasater

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1930485859

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 9837

If you think that you have to retreat to a cave in the Himalayas to find the enlightenment that yoga promises, think again. In this second edition of Living Your Yoga, Judith Hanson Lasater stretches the meaning of yoga beyond its familiar poses and breathing techniques to include the events of daily life—all of them—as ways to practice. This edition includes three new chapters (Relaxation, Empathy, and Worship), a full index, and new interior and cover designs.Using the time-honored wisdom of the Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita to steer the course, she serves up off-the-mat practices to guide you in deepening your relationships with yourself, your family and friends, and the world around you.Inspiring and practical, she blends her heartfelt knowledge of an ancient tradition with her life experiences as a daughter, sister, partner, mother, friend, and yoga practitioner and teacher. The result: a new yoga that beckons you to find the spiritual in everyday life.

Listening to Patients

A Phenomenological Approach to Nursing Research and Practice

Author: Sandra P. Thomas,Howard R. Pollio

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826197191

Category: Electronic books

Page: 294

View: 9462

While addressing a wide readership, this book focuses particularly on the nurse clinician and student, demonstrating how a humanistic philosophy and research methodology has the potential to illuminate the deeper meanings of health crises and universal human experiences like pain and spiritual distress.

Making Health Care Whole

Integrating Spirituality into Patient Care

Author: Christina Puchalski,Betty Ferrell

Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press

ISBN: 1599473712

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 1142

In the last fifteen years, the field of palliative care has experienced a surge in interest in spirituality as an important aspect of caring for seriously ill and dying patients. While spirituality has been generally recognized as an essential dimension of palliative care, uniformity of spiritual care practice has been lacking across health care settings due to factors like varying understandings and definitions of spirituality, lack of resources and practical tools, and limited professional education and training in spiritual care. In order to address these shortcomings, more than forty spiritual and palliative care experts gathered for a national conference to discuss guidelines for incorporating spirituality into palliative care. Their consensus findings form the basis of Making Health Care Whole. This important new resource provides much-needed definitions and charts a common language for addressing spiritual care across the disciplines of medicine, nursing, social work, chaplaincy, psychology, and other groups. It presents models of spiritual care that are broad and inclusive, and provides tools for screening, assessment, care planning, and interventions. This book also advocates a team approach to spiritual care, and specifies the roles of each professional on the team. Serving as both a scholarly review of the field as well as a practical resource with specific recommendations to improve spiritual care in clinical practice, Making Health Care Whole will benefit hospices and palliative care programs in hospitals, home care services, and long-term care services. It will also be a valuable addition to the curriculum at seminaries, schools of theology, and medical and nursing schools.

Promoting Health in Families

Applying Family Research and Theory to Nursing Practice

Author: Perri J. Bomar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780721601151

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 664

View: 2242

This popular resource addresses all areas of family health with an emphasis on promoting health and wellness and family self-care. Formerly known as Nurses and Family Health Promotion, this new edition is now entitled Promoting Health in Families, indicating a more proactive approach to working with families. Five new chapters reflect the changing dimensions of family health care and family life. In addition, the new edition introduces an international perspective, recognizing the commonalities of family life across cultures and features special boxes addressing family health promotion issues in Canada. Presents a unique focus on health promotion and illness prevention for families. Addresses all major areas of family life, such as culture, roles, communication, stress management, nutrition, spirituality, sexuality, and recreation. Provides a theoretical and historical perspective of family health and family nursing. Focuses on the nursing process in the discussion of family care, especially specific interventions to use when working with families. Emphasizes key information through pedagogical features such as chapter objectives and chapter highlights. A diverse contributor panel includes experts from all areas of family health, both within nursing and in other health disciplines. Unique! A new chapter, Family Health Promotion During Life Threatening Illness and End of Life (Chapter 18), addresses families experiencing life-threatening illnesses and the end-of-life stage. Unique! A new chapter, Health Promotion of Families in Rural Settings (Chapter 20), describes the unique health care issues of families who live in rural settings. Theoretical Foundations for Family Health Nursing Practice (Chapter 4) presents an overview of the theories specific to family nursing. Using the Nursing Process with Families (Chapter 10) is devoted to all stages of the nursing process as applied to families. Family Health Promotion and Family Nursing in the New Millennium (Chapter 22) discusses the state of family health at the beginning of the twenty-first century and the potential effect of current and future trends. Unique! Canadian Perspective boxes highlight family nursing care practices in Canada, providing an international Perspective. Unique! Critical Thinking Activities challenge students to apply chapter content in practice settings. Promotes family health promotion research studies in Research Synopsis boxes. Presents and discusses "real-life" family health situations through Case Scenarios boxes. Offers more assessment tools that provide guidance for nurses as they assess and determine interventions for families in their care.

Spiritual Care in Common Terms

How Chaplains Can Effectively Describe the Spiritual Needs of Patients in Medical Records

Author: Gordon J. Hilsman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 178450369X

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 8188

Encouraging a broad, compassionate, humanistic approach to spirituality, this book shows how patients' spiritual needs can be communicated well within interdisciplinary teams, leading to better patient wellbeing. This book describes the art of charting patients' spiritual perspectives in an open way that will help physicians and nurses to better direct medical care. It includes practical information on how to distil spiritual needs into pragmatic language, helping to demystify spiritual experience. Drawing on his extensive practical experience, the author also suggests key points to emphasise that will enrich chart notes for medical records, including brief, relative narratives, trusting one's own impressions, reflecting holistically on the patient's life, patient attitudes towards treatment and recovery, and describing families' opinions on the health care situation of their loved one. The book shows healthcare professionals of all disciplines how to engage in a shared responsibility for the spiritual care of their patients.