Spirituality in Nursing | 2nd Edition
From Traditional to New Age
AUTHOR: Barnum, Barbara Stevens
PUBLISHER: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
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Delivers a wealth of practical information for fulfilling the spiritual needs of all patients and their families
Written as a practical resource to teach nurses and nursing students, this text explores how to best address spiritual assessment and care. Spirituality the search for meaning in life and connection to others remains relevant to all patient interactions, and is an essential component for nurses to integrate into their everyday practice. Using a multicultural and client-centered approach, chapters explore the concept of spirituality and its relationship with religion and health to directly place it into a nursing context. Reflection questions throughout the text encourage readers to analyze their own experiences with spirituality within both professional and personal contexts and affirm how a nurse s own spirituality can influence her or his practice.
Practical exercises illustrate the importance of spirituality in nursing and provide tools and means to incorporate spirituality into clinical practice. Chapters use a flexible approach that can be adapted to a variety of contexts in nursing education and practice throughout North America and beyond, applicable to self-study, traditional courses, and online programs. The text contains a wealth of pedagogical features, including case studies, discussion questions, a comprehensive bibliography, and an extensive instructor s manual that provides additional direction for discussion and testing. Thirteen videos, developed by the author and available online, provide the perspectives of nursing and health care professionals, clients, and families to illustrate the main points of the text.
Key Features: Delivers a wealth of practical tools for incorporating spirituality into nursingUseful for self-study, on-campus courses, and online programsContains a variety of pedagogical features, including discussion questions, reflective exercises, case studies, and an instructor s manualApplicable to nursing education and practice throughout North America and beyondPromotes holistic nursing practice"
PUBLICATION DATE: 4/1/2003
CATEGORY: Medical, Religion