Spirituality in Nursing

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Oct 25, 2010 - Medical - 432 pages
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Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground, Fourth Edition explores the relationship between spirituality and the practice of nursing, providing students and professionals with invaluable insights from a variety of perspectives. Topics include 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. Completely updated and revised, this Fourth Edition now includes a chapter on servant leadership.

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Thank you to the Author of this book (Ms.ME O'Brian); I also fully agree with what expressed by Ms. J Travelbee about the importance of professional nurse be sensitive too in regards with the spiritual needs of the ills. Thank you for the author's great thoughts in this vey crucial and valuable understanding of life meaning - yet - often being neglected by many while they are not in suffering stage ...or think far from approaching death.  

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Classic on nursing spirituality mainly from a Christian point of view. However, many of the concepts are faith independent. Read full review


Standing on Holy Ground
Chapter 2 A Spiritual History of Nursing
Chapter 3 Nursing Assessment of Spiritual Needs
Chapter 4 A MiddleRange Theory of Spiritual WellBeing in Illness
A Sacred Covenant
The Nurses Role
Chapter 7 Spiritual Needs of the Patient with an Acute Illness
Chapter 8 Spiritual Needs of the Chronically Ill Person
Chapter 10 Spiritual Needs of the Older Adult
Chapter 11 Spiritual WellBeing and Quality of Life at the End of Life
Chapter 12 Spiritual Needs in Death and Bereavement
Caregiving Within a Faith Community
Chapter 14 Spiritual Needs in Mass Casualty Disasters
Chapter 15 The Spirituality of Servant Leadership in Nursing

Chapter 9 Spiritual Needs of Children and Families

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B. N. Pande was a freedom fighter, an eminent parliamentarian, a governor of Orissa, and a lifelong member of the Indian National Congress. He was honored with the Padma Shri Award by the Republic of India as well as the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration.

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