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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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Complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine

Margaret L. Stuber and Brandon Horn.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 5130 words.

What is now regarded as CAM emerged from ancient faith traditions, primarily in India and China. They are deeply spiritual approaches to health, and to the integration of the body, mind,...

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Contemporary spirituality

David Tacey.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine. 6705 words.

The trends of contemporary spirituality are difficult to discern because what we find depends on what we are looking for. However, a definite trend in the English-speaking world and...

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Counselling

William West.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine. 5608 words.

In this chapter the author briefly explores the origins of modern counselling and psychotherapy focusing on the role of religion as both a forebearer and a significant if minority...

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Culture and religion

Peter van der Veer.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine. 6272 words.

As we have seen, Indian spirituality has been formulated by Vivekananda during a trip to Chicago and has been further developed in constant interaction with the rest of the world. A...

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Cure and healing

Lodovico Balducci and H. Lee Modditt.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine. 5280 words.

This chapter begins with a study of two clinical case studies which highlight the difference between curing and healing, concluding that healing refers to the personal experience of the...

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Curriculum development

Angelika A. Zollfrank and Catherine F. Garlid.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine. 4260 words.

The spiritual wellbeing of persons dealing with a healthcare crisis demands the attention of religious professionals and healthcare providers. There is growing consensus in the USA that...

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Curriculum development, courses, and CPE

Christina M. Puchalski, Mark Cobb and Bruce Rumbold.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine. 8435 words.

Curriculum development in Spirituality and Health, which focuses on formal teaching of this topic, is a relatively new field within medicine, nursing and other health professions, in terms...

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Dignity: a novel path into the spiritual landscape of the human heart

Shane Sinclair and Harvey M. Chochinov.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine. 4853 words.

While what constitutes dignity is individually determined, its centrality in the search for meaning and purpose, especially as it relates to various facets of health, is becoming...

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Dignity conserving care: research evidence

Shane Sinclair and Harvey M. Chochinov.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine. 5237 words.

Dignity conserving care provides a framework and rhetoric for entering the realm of human spirituality. While this path traverses the patient’s beliefs, values and experiences, it provides...

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Ethical principles for spiritual care

Daniel P. Sulmasy.

in Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Palliative Medicine. 6004 words.

This chapter provides an ethical justification for spiritual care based on the nature of healing and the nature of spirituality rather than patient preferences or healthcare outcomes. Five...

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