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A Time for Listening and Caring: Spirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and Dying

Christina M. Puchalski


The connection between spirituality and health has received a lot of attention in both the scientific and lay presses. Is religion good for your health? Should doctors talk with their patients about their spiritual or religious beliefs? Should doctors pray with their patients? Through research and evidence, spirituality has been shown to be central to the care of the dying. It is therefore critical that healthcare providers know how to address a patient's spiritual needs. This book presents thinking on how spiritual care can be integrated into traditional caregiving in a practical and informed ... More

Keywords: spirituality, health, healthcare providers, caregiving, cultural perspectives, patients' stories, Dalai Lama, chronically ill, dying

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195146820
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.001.0001


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PART I Spirituality, Beliefs, Ethics, Presence, and Relationship

4 Spiritual Stages of Dying

Christina M. Puchalski

Part II Theological and Religious Perspectives

10 Building Bridges: The Protestant Perspective

The Reverend Natalia Vonnegut Beck

12 Faith and Islamic Issues at the End of Life

Iman Yusuf Hasan and Yusef Salaam

14 Ojibwe Beliefs and Rituals in End-of-Life Care

Robert Chi-Noddin Palmer and Marianne Leslie Palmer

PART III Application and Tools

15 Spiritual Care: Practical Tools

Christina M. Puchalski

16 Caring for Patients at the End of Life: Honoring the Patient's Story

John D. Enger, Lura Pethtel, and Joseph Zarconi

17 Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy for Cancer Patients

Christopher Gibson, Alexis Tomarken, and William Breitbart

20 The Role of Music at the End of life

Michael Stillwater-Korns and Gary Malkin

PART IV Patient Stories and Reflection

23 Rhonda—Patient as Teacher

Rhonda Oziel and Dennis Oziel

24 Hope for the Future

Christina M. Puchalski