Spirituality and Health: Multidisciplinary Explorations

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Augustine Meier, Thomas St. James O’Connor, Peter L. VanKatwyk
Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press, Dec 16, 2005 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 316 pages
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Spirituality and Health: Multidisciplinary Explorations examines the relationship between health/well-being and spirituality. Chap-lains and pastoral counsellors offer evidence-based research on the importance of spirituality in holistic health care, and practitioners in the fields of occupational therapy, clinical psychology, nursing, and oncology share how spirituality enters into their healing practices. Unique for its diversity, this collection explores the relationship between biomedical, psychological, and spiritual points of view about health and healing.


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Part 2 Spiritual Practices in Health Care
Part 3 Frontiers and Research

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About the author (2005)

Augustine Meier teaches in health sciences at Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario, is an adjunct research professor in the Department of Psychology, Carleton University, Ottawa, and a clinical psychologist in private practice.

Thomas St. James O’Connor holds the Delton J. Glebe Chair, Pastoral Counselling and is also the director of pastoral care and counselling at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. He is an associate clinical professor in family medicine at McMaster University, and was a teaching chaplain at both Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Josephs Health Care in Hamilton, Ontario.

Peter L. VanKatwyk has been involved in therapy practice, clinical education programs, and the pastoral counselling program at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Waterloo, Ontario.

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