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A Nurse's Handbook Of Spiritual Care: Standing On Holy Ground

A Nurse's Handbook Of Spiritual Care: Standing On Holy Ground

by Mary Elizabeth O'Brien


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This handy pocket guide provides quick access to a variety of information that helps nurses address the spiritual needs of patients. Designed for use in myriad health care settings, and particularly ideal for visiting and parish nurses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763732912
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 11/03/2003
Edition description: 1E
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.28(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

1Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground1
Remove the Sandals from Your Feet1
The Nurse's Role Is Spiritual Care: Standing on Holy Ground2
Holistic Nursing: The Body, Mind, and Spirit Connection3
The Nurse as Healer4
The Nurse as Wounded Healer4
A Nursing Theology of Caring: The Nurse's Call5
The Nurse's Call: A Nurse's Prayer for Faithfulness9
A Nurse's Prayer for Faithfulness10
2Nursing Assessment of Spiritual Needs13
Contemplative Nursing13
Nursing Assessment of Spiritual Needs15
Spiritual/Faith Development17
The Spiritual Assessment Scale19
Reliability of the SAS21
Nursing Diagnoses: Alterations in Spiritual Integrity23
The Prayer Of a Contemplative Caregiver26
3The Nurse-Patient Relationship: A Sacred Covenant29
The "Cup of Cold Water" Ministry29
The Nurse-Patient Covenant30
The Nurse as "Anonymous Minister"32
The Nurse's Covenant33
Spiritual Care and Religious Tradition34
Western Religious Traditions35
Eastern Religious Traditions38
A Model of Spiritual Well-Being in Illness39
Spiritual and Religious Resources42
Religious Rituals44
Devotional Articles46
Sacred Music47
A Nurse's Prayer of Covenant and Caring48
4Spiritual Care of the Acutely Ill Person51
Veronica: A Nurse's Meditation51
Spiritual Needs in Acute Illness53
Spiritual Needs of the Perioperative Patient55
Spiritual Needs of the ICU Patient56
Spiritual Needs of the Emergency Department Patient58
Spiritual Needs of the Patient in Pain59
A Nurse's Prayer for Devotion60
5Spiritual Care of the Chronically Ill Person63
With Eagle's Wings63
Spiritual Needs in Chronic Illness65
Spiritual Needs of the Mentally Challenged Person70
Spiritual Needs of the Physically Disabled Client73
Spiritual Needs of the Client in the Community74
Spiritual Needs of the Homeless Client75
A Nurse's Prayer for a Place of Silence76
6Spiritual Care of the Ill Child81
All the Towns and the Villages81
The Ill Child and Religious Practices83
Spiritual Needs of the Acutely Ill Child85
Spiritual Needs of the Chronically Ill Child86
Spiritual Needs of the Dying Child87
Spiritual Needs of the Family of the Ill Child89
A Nurse's Prayer for the Gifts of the Spirit90
7Spiritual Care of Families93
Bear One Another's Burdens93
The Family, Illness, and Spirituality94
Spiritual Needs of the Family in Acute Illness95
Spiritual Needs of the Family in Chronic Illness97
Spiritual Needs of the Family Coping with a Terminal Illness98
Spiritual Needs of the Homeless Family99
A Nurse's Prayer for Courage in Suffering100
8Spiritual Care of the Older Adult103
Compassionate Caregiving103
Spirituality and the Older Adult105
Religious Practice106
Spirituality and Physical Diminishment107
Spirituality and Cognitive Diminishment108
Spiritual Needs in Long-Term Care111
The Lord of the Nursing Home113
A Nurse's Prayer for a Compassionate Heart114
9Spiritual Care in Death and Bereavement117
There Is a Time117
The Spirituality of Death and Dying118
Spiritual Needs in the Dying Process119
Spiritual Care in Death and Dying120
Religious Practices in Death and Dying121
The Western Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam122
The Eastern Tradition: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism125
Spiritual Care in Bereavement127
A Nurse's Prayer "To Proclaim the Kindgom"129
10Parish Nursing: Healthcare Ministry Within the Church133
Lord, When Did I Care for You? A Parish Nurse's Meditation133
Parish Nursing Defined135
Scope And Standards of Parish Nursing Practice136
The History of Parish Nursing137
Parish Nursing Education139
The Ministry of Parish Nursing140
A Nurse's Prayer For Wisdom151
11Spiritual Care in Mass Casualty Disasters153
The Prayer of a Wounded Healer153
Disaster Nursing155
Disaster Services157
Psychosocial Impact of Mass Casualty Trauma159
Spiritual Needs in the Aftermath of a Disaster160
The Disaster Nurse's Role in Spiritual Care160
A Nurse's Prayer to Become a Healer162
12Prayer In Nursing: The Spirituality of Compassionate Caregiving165
The Nurse: God's Vessel165
Reclaiming Our Spiritual Heritage: A History of Prayer in Nursing167
The Use of Scripture for Prayer in Nursing168
Finding Time for Prayer in Nursing: An "Oratory of the Heart"169
Prayer and Nursing Practice: A Nurse's Sabbath170
Prayer and Emotions in Nursing: The Lamp Is Heavy173
Distraction and Dryness in Prayer175
Preparation for Prayer: Five Steps176
We Hold This Treasure179
Appendix ANurses' Prayers for the Sick183
Prayer for a Person Preparing to Enter the Hospital183
Prayer before Surgery184
Prayer for a Sick Child185
Prayer for a Person Beginning Life in a Nursing Home186
Prayer for One Who Is Cognitively Impaired187
Prayer for an Unconscious Person188
Prayer for Healing189
Prayer for Strength in Suffering190
Prayer for Acceptance of God's Will191
Prayer of Thanksgiving for Recovery from Illness192
Prayer for One Who Is Terminally Ill193
Prayer for a Person Entering a Hospice194
Prayer for Discontinuing Life Support195
Prayer for One Experiencing Grief or Loss196
Prayer in Bereavement197
Appendix BA Nurse's Psalm of Reverence for Life199
Appendix CA Nurse's Way of the Cross201
1.Jesus Is Condemned To Die201
2.Jesus Takes Up His Cross202
3.Jesus Falls for the First Time202
4.Jesus Meets His Sorrowful Mother203
5.Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus Carry His Cross203
6.Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus204
7.Jesus Falls for the Second Time204
8.Jesus Comforts the Women of Jerusalem205
9.Jesus Falls for the Third Time205
10.Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments206
11.Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross206
12.Jesus Dies on the Cross207
13.Jesus Is Taken Down from the Cross207
14.Jesus Is Placed in the Tomb208
15.Jesus Is Risen from the Dead208
Scipture Index223

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