Spirituality and End of Life Care is a handbook for service users, carers, and staff wishing to bring a spiritual dimension to palliative care.
It addresses the place of spirituality in our modern society and the challenge of life and death, best practice in end of life care, belief systems, how spirituality can play a part in care workers’ roles, as well as creative interventions and leadership challenges.
Spirituality and End of Life Care is aimed at nurses, health care assistants, occupational therapists, social workers, dementia nurses, trainers, hospice and care home staff, families and carers, religious and spiritual clergy.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 12 July 2013
Content: Part 1: Modern society, spirituality and the challenge of life and death; 1. Rage against the dying of the light – or a new light shining? 2. A good death; 3. ‘Why Me?’ and ‘Whose good death?’; Anger and values-based practice in end of life care ; 4. Dignity in end of life care; 5. Belief and palliative care; Part 2: End of life care in practice; 6. Birmingham Children’s Hospital: Paediatric end of life and bereavement care pathway; 7. The power of presence: spiritual accompaniment in dementia end of life care; 8. ‘Don’t Forget Me!’: Questions of death, bereavement and accompaniment for people with an intellectual disability; 9. Making sense of grief; Part 3: User, carer and professional perspectives; 10. Ends and change: A patient’s story; 11. Carers’ stories: adults and children; 12. A professional carer’s story; Part 4: Death as a gateway?: Belief systems; 13. The changing spirituality of Muslims dying in the UK: A personal and communal journey; Part 5: Spirituality and care workers; 14. Burning a light or burned-out?: Sources of pressure and support strategies for healthcare professionals; 15. The caring professions; Part 6: Looking ahead; 16. Invisible possibilities: Art therapy, healing and spirituality at end of life care; 17. Spirituality and leadership in palliative care; Part 7: Conclusions; 18. Between life and death; Epilogue by Neil Deuchar.
16 May 2014
To say that this is an holistic book is somewhat of an understatement. The book covers so many different aspects of spirituality and end of life in a really accessible way. It is a book that you can read from cover to cover, or dip in as necessary. All the contributors are credible and knowledgeable. This is a lovely book and I recommend it to student nurses.
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