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Ageing and Spirituality across Faiths and Cultures

Ageing and Spirituality across Faiths and Cultures

Edited by Elizabeth MacKinlay

This book examines ageing in the context of the many faiths and cultures that make up Western society, and provides carers with the knowledge they need to deliver appropriate care to people of all faiths. Chapters are written by authoritative figures from each of the world's major faith groups about the beliefs and practices of their older people. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-006-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: dementia, health care, nursing, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, race, social care, spirituality, theology

Attending to the Fact – Staying with Dying

Attending to the Fact – Staying with Dying

Hilary Elfick and David Head
Edited by Cynthia Fuller

This inspiring poetry collection explores one of the most painful subjects to make sense of in writing - caring for the dying and the dead. Drawing on the authors' work in hospices, these poems explore the experience of either supporting, or being, someone going through the physical changes and complex emotions that accompany ill-health and death. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-247-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, creative writing as therapy, creativity, death, grief, health care, older people, palliative care, practical theology, theology

Dealing with Death

Dealing with Death

A Handbook of Practices, Procedures and Law
2nd edition

Jennifer Green and Michael Green

Dealing with Death is a comprehensive and authoritative source of information for professionals on the procedures, laws and cultural customs that should be observed when someone dies. This completely updated and expanded second edition takes into account changes in UK law and the impact of the Harold Shipman and Alder Hey enquiries. more »

2006, Paperback: £40.00/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-381-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, health care, mental health, palliative care, practical theology, social care, social work, social work law, 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

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

Recovery from Depression Using the Narrative Approach

Recovery from Depression Using the Narrative Approach

A Guide for Doctors, Complementary Therapists and Mental Health Professionals

Damien Ridge

The book explores people's experiences of depression, recovery and available treatments. Ridge explains how, by selecting a variety of 'narrative tools', such as talking therapies, people can take control of their condition. By choosing more helpful narratives, they can gain a greater insight into depression, self-management and long-term recovery. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-575-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: complementary therapies, depression, health care, mental health, practical theology, psychiatry, psychology, theology

Spiritual Caregiving as Secular Sacrament

Spiritual Caregiving as Secular Sacrament

A Practical Theology for Professional Caregivers

Ray S. Anderson

The author explores spirituality in the context of the individual and of society, and discusses how those practicing pastoral or health care can deal with the issues raised outside of any religious ideas or practice. Anderson shows how professionals can help people move towards a more positive state in the face of pain, distress and illness. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-746-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: 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

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, 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

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

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

Working Ethics

Working Ethics

How to Be Fair in a Culturally Complex World

Richard Rowson

Working Ethics sets out an ethical foundation for professionals and for the professions in a modern, culturally complex society. Rowson shows how this ethical framework can enable professionals to work more effectively, earn trust, mutual support and respect, and how it can foster democratic ideals in the workplace and community. more »

2006, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-750-5, royal, 208pp

Keywords: disability law, education, health care, practical theology, psychiatry, social work law, 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

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