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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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Spirituality in Professional Helping Interventions

Spirituality in Professional Helping Interventions

(p.797) 74 Spirituality in Professional Helping Interventions
Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Holly Nelson-Becker

Mitsuko Nakashima

Edward Canda

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the inclusion of spiritually-focused assessment and helping activities among the strategies social workers use with older adults. It describes the domains included in a spiritual assessment of the older adult and the use of spiritually-oriented helping activities. It identifies what clinician and client characteristics are most appropriate for spiritually-based interventions.

Keywords:   spirituality-focused assessment, social work practice, elderly, helping activities

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