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Spirituality, Values and Mental Health

Spirituality, Values and Mental Health

Jewels for the Journey

Edited by Mary Ellen Coyte, Peter Gilbert and Vicky Nicholls

This book gathers together contributions from mental health professionals, carers and mental health service users and survivors. It addresses the stigma that can surround both mental health and spirituality and explores the spiritual in mental health care, teasing out its implications for research, education, training and good practice. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-456-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: mental health, practical theology, spirituality

Relating to Clients

Relating to Clients

The Therapeutic Relationship for Complementary Therapists

Su Fox

The book provides information and exercises to help practitioners improve their style of interacting with clients by setting clear boundaries, having a defined contract with them, communicating effectively and being a good listener, among other things. Suitable for complementary therapy practitioners and students in the field. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-615-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: complementary therapies, counselling, health care, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality

Spirituality, Ethics and Care

Spirituality, Ethics and Care

Simon Robinson

The author argues that the strong connections between moral meaning and spirituality are often not reflected in the health and social care literature. Using case studies and examples from everyday situations, the author provides a practical framework for incorporating spirituality into ethical decision-making and care. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-498-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Nearing Death Awareness

Nearing Death Awareness

A Guide to the Language, Visions, and Dreams of the Dying

Mary Anne Sanders

This book presents a variety of experience-based perspectives on working in palliative care. Emphasising the use of self and the importance of reflective practice in professional work, the book will be of relevance to professionals in medical and social care who want to gain a deeper understanding of their work and of the motivation underlying it. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-857-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, mental health, palliative care, paranormal psychology, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs

Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs

Bob Woodward

This book gives a fascinating account of individual healing sessions with children with complex special needs and moderate to severe learning difficulties. Drawing on his extensive experience, Bob Woodward shows how spiritual healing can help children with special needs to achieve peace and relaxation. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-545-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, counselling, disability, special education, spirituality

Medicine of the Person

Medicine of the Person

Faith, Science and Values in Health Care Provision

Edited by John Cox, Alastair V. Campbell and Bill K. W. M. Fulford

Informed by the principle of 'medicine of the person', the contributors argue for a medical practice which takes account of spirituality, ethics and theology in keeping with the ideas and beliefs of Paul Tournier, an influential Swiss GP whose thinking has had a substantial impact on routine patient care relevant to national health services. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-397-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: health care, mental health, practical theology, religious education, spirituality, theology

Making Sense of Spirituality in Nursing and Health Care Practice

Making Sense of Spirituality in Nursing and Health Care Practice

An Interactive Approach
2nd edition

Wilfred McSherry

This new edition of an established introductory guide to spirituality and health care practice draws extensively on case studies illustrating the application of theory to practice. It encourages the exploration, through reflective activities, of what spirituality means, both to patients and to the healthcare professionals caring for them. more »

2006, Paperback: £16.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-365-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: bereavement, health care, mental health, nursing, older people, palliative care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Talking About Spirituality in Health Care Practice

Talking About Spirituality in Health Care Practice

A Resource for the Multi-Professional Health Care Team

Gillian White

Gillian White draws on her experiences and proposes that multi-professional health care teams should talk about spirituality in challenging but safe environments to develop shared understanding of it, and to increase their confidence about integrating spiritual care into their daily practise. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-305-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Spiritual Growth and Care in the Fourth Age of Life

Spiritual Growth and Care in the Fourth Age of Life

Elizabeth MacKinlay

This book explores the spiritual dimension of ageing and investigates the role of pastoral and spiritual care in helping the frail elderly cope with end-of-life issues. Focusing on the experience of nursing home residents and anecdotes gathered in interviews, MacKinlay sensitively presents the struggles facing older people in need of care. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-231-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: health care, older people, palliative care, practical theology, psychoanalysis, spirituality, theology

Working Relationships

Working Relationships

Spirituality in Human Service and Organisational Life

Neil Pembroke

In this illuminating and thoughtful text, Neil Pembroke shows how relationships form the heart of chaplaincy, nursing and social care practice. Developing ideas from Martin Buber and virtue theory he shows how authentic, compassionate self-communication forms the basis of relatedness in human services work. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-252-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: health care, nursing, practical theology, social care, spirituality, theology

Health, the Individual, and Integrated Medicine

Health, the Individual, and Integrated Medicine

Revisiting an Aesthetic of Health Care

David Aldridge

Complementary therapies are a vital part of any integrated approach to health which includes specialist and layman knowledge. He provides a critique of methods used to assess treatment, and advocates a more pluralistic approach to medical research and practice, looking at physical, psychological, spiritual and social dimensions of a person's life. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-232-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, complementary therapies, counselling, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, spirituality

Ageing, Spirituality and Well-being

Ageing, Spirituality and Well-being

Edited by Albert Jewell

This book explores how well-being is not about physical health alone; having purpose in life and continual spiritual growth are vital elements for older individuals. This book provides guidance on how the particular spiritual needs of this age group can be defined and addressed, and how meaningful care and support can be given. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-167-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: older people, palliative care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Spirituality and Social Care

Spirituality and Social Care

Contributing to Personal and Community Well-being

Edited by Mary Nash and Bruce Stewart

This comprehensive and much-needed resource is for professionals and students in social care, who are required to engage with the spiritual dimension of their therapeutic work with clients. The authors, show how they have developed ways of applying their own and their clients' spirituality in their practice. more »

2002, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-024-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: mental health, practical theology, psychoanalysis, social care, social work, spirituality, theology

Spirituality in Health Care Contexts

Spirituality in Health Care Contexts

Edited by Helen Orchard

This much-needed book makes a major contribution to current debates on spiritual care in a health care setting. It engages theoretically and practically with the organisational context in which spiritual care is provided, the work of spiritual care givers and the social-cultural systems in which care is provided. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-969-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, practical theology, social care, spirituality, theology

Spirituality, Healing and Medicine

Spirituality, Healing and Medicine

Return to the Silence

David Aldridge

Aldridge evaluates the existing literature from across the disciplines to ascertain just how effective spiritual healing may be on the patient's well-being. He encourages us to redefine treatment strategies and our understanding of health, and argues that the spiritual elements of experience help the patient to find purpose, meaning and hope. more »

2000, Paperback: £24.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-554-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: health care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

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