Soul Midwives, a movement begun by Felicity Warner, has changed the face of modern holistic and spiritual palliative care in the UK and abroad.Soul Midwives are holistic and spiritual companions to the dying. They draw on traditional skills, now largely forgotten, applying them to our modern world to ease the passage of those who are dying. Their services are used within people's own homes, in hospices and in care homes.Anyone with an open and compassionate heart and a desire to help others can train to become a Soul Midwife. This book will guide you through the core principles and techniques of this practice.
The new edition of Spirituality in Nursing explores the relationship between spirituality and the practice of nursing from a variety of perspectives, including: nursing assessment of patients' spiritual needs, the nurse's role in the provision of spiritual care; the spiritual nature of the nurse-patient relationship; the spiritual history of the nursing profession; and contemporary interest in spirituality within the nursing profession. This updated Third Edition includes a new chapter on spiritual well being, quality of life at end of life, and stories from patients.
O'Brien (The Catholic University of America School of Nursing) explores the relationship between spirituality and the practice of nursing from a variety of perspectives including: nursing assessment of patients' spiritual needs; the nurse's role in the provision of spiritual care; the spiritual natu
This handbook assists the home care/hospice nurse with documentation and reimbursement for conditions commonly treated in the hospice setting; identifies skilled interventions and outcomes for patients with a wide variety of problems; and aids in assessments and nursing diagnosis, discharge planning, and psychosocial and spiritual considerations. Also included are the relevant sections of the HCFA HIM-11 manual which delineates HCFAs documentation requirements for Medicare patients.
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This wise and practical handbook, written by a palliative care physician and a priest with experience in hospice ministry, addresses the needs of the dying, their relatives and friends, and also those who provide support and care. Recognizing that these needs are physical, emotional, and spiritual, Care for the Dying draws on insights from current best practice in palliative care, pastoral experience, and theological reflection. It explores the following: --the availability of care for the dying person --communicating with the family --responding to a request for assisted suicide --forgiveness, reconciliation and anointing --saying goodbyes --the mystery of suffering --dying with dignity --supporting the bereaved --caring for the carers. Throughout, there is a helpful emphasis on understanding the care of the dying as a privilege as well as a responsibility, on the importance of proper self-care and of gaining strength from working as a team. Many people, including medical professionals and clergy, are fearful of what to say or do when faced with approaching death. This resource will deepen understanding and build courage and confidence.
Nursing Practice is the essential, textbook to support you throughout your entire nursing degree, from your first year onwards. It explores all the clinical and professional issues that you need to know in one complete volume. Written in the context of the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education and the Essential Skills Clusters, this book covers all fields of nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and also Maternity care, in both acute and community settings. With full colour illustrations, and plenty of activities and user-friendly features throughout, this evidence-based text encompasses essential nursing theory and practice, providing students with information to support their success. Learning features in the book include: Hear it from the experts- tips and advice from real life nurses, patients and their carers, and student nurses Red Flags- alerting the student to potential dangers Primary Care Considerations- informs students about care issues in the community setting Fields boxes- giving further insight into other fields of nursing, making the book relevant to all fields of nursing practice Medicines Management boxes provide key information about medicines Self-assessment and activities throughout A companion website to this title is available at www.wileynursingpractice.com Here you’ll find a range of resources for both the student and the lecturer, including: Over 350 interactive multiple choice questions Flashcards Glossary Links to references and further reading Illustrations from the book Worksheets