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Belief

Mark Cobb.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine. 6199 words.

Humanity exists in a rich environment of beliefs that shapes the people we become, evokes and sustains the ways in which we see and experience the world, guides our behaviour and the...

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Buddhism: perspectives for the contemporary world

Kathleen Gregory.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine. 6815 words.

The aim of this chapter is to assist Western health practitioners to appreciate that the central concern of Buddhism is how to live well within the conditions that circumscribe our lives as...

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Care of children

Patricia Fosarelli.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine. 7537 words.

In the area of paediatrics, one must have a healthy respect for a given patient’s developmental level and the ways that parents and other significant adults have shaped his or her views....

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Care of elderly people

Elizabeth MacKinlay.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine. 5887 words.

With increasing longevity comes increasing diversity of this latter part of the life cycle. Increased life-span has come for most people, with better physical health, but perhaps a lack of...

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Care of the soul

Michael Kearney and Radhule Weininger.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine. 5520 words.

Healing is about relationships. The healing process is one of establishing, tending, and deepening relationships, and may be experienced as a sense of connectedness and meaning. Fear of...

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Chinese Religion: Taoism

Russell Kirkland.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine. 6168 words.

China's Taoists, down to the present, are — by tradition and temperament alike — men and women who acknowledge the true value of all aspects of human life. Models that focus on the...

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Christianity

Alister E. McGrath.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine. 5933 words.

This chapter sets out to assemble the various ways in which the rich Christian spiritual tradition relates to issues of healthcare. This takes a number of forms, including the inculcation...

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Cognitive sciences: a perspective on spirituality and religious experience

Kevin S. Seybold.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine. 6172 words.

The cognitive sciences consist of a group of disciplines interested in studying the mind. Psychology, linguistics, computer science, artificial intelligence, philosophy, and neuroscience...

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Compassion: luxury or necessity?

Carol Taylor and Susan Walker.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine. 7732 words.

Spiritual care begins with compassionate healing presence. Since competence in spiritual care is now mandated for all professional caregivers developing the virtue of compassion and the art...

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Competences in spiritual care education and training

Ewan Kelly.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine. 5870 words.

This chapter will explore the significance of competences as one of several relevant aspects of education and training that are required to ensure spiritual care and practice is...

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