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Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground / Edition 2

Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground / Edition 2

by Mary Elizabeth O'Brien


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This invaluable resource explores the relationship between spirituality and the practice of nursing from a variety of perspectives, including:
  • Nursing assessment of patients' spiritual needs
  • The nurse's role in the provision of spiritual care
  • The spiritual nature of the nurse-patient relationship
  • The spiritual history of the nursing profession
  • Contemporary interest in spirituality within the nursing profession

This edition has been updated to include two new chapters: Spiritual Needs in Mass Casualty Disasters and Parish Nursing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763700522
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 06/15/2002
Series: Other Nursing Titles of Interest Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Professor Emeritus, Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionix
1Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground1
The Spiritual Ministry of Nursing: A Historical Perspective2
Spirituality and Nursing Practice4
The Nurse's Spiritual Posture: Standing on Holy Ground7
Holistic Nursing: The Body, Mind, and Spirit Connection8
The Nurse as Healer10
The Nurse as Wounded Healer11
A Nursing Theology of Caring12
Dimensions of Caring14
2A Spiritual History of Nursing21
Nursing in the Pre-Christian Era22
Christianity and Care of the Sick25
Early Christian Nurses25
Early Monastic Nurses27
Mental Illness in the Middle Ages28
Medieval Hospital Nursing29
Military Nursing Orders30
Medieval Monastic Nursing32
Post-Reformation Nursing: The Catholic and Protestant Nursing Orders37
Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul38
Sisters of Charity40
Sisters of Mercy41
Kaiserwerth Deaconesses42
The Nightingale Nurses: Mission to the Crimea44
Sisters of Bon Secours46
Servants for Relief of Incurable Cancer47
Medical Mission Sisters49
Missionaries of Charity49
Sisters of Life50
3Nursing Assessment of Spiritual Needs55
Nursing Assessment55
Spiritual Development56
Nursing Assessment of Spiritual Needs58
The Spiritual Assessment Scale58
Validity and Reliability of the Spiritual Assessment Scale60
Construct Validity of the SAS62
Content Validity of the SAS63
Reliability of the SAS63
Nursing Diagnoses: Alterations in Spiritual Integrity66
A Study of Spiritual Pain69
Spirituality and Nursing Research70
Study Titles: Religious Faith and Adaptation to Maintenance Hemodialysis71
Spirituality and Health Beliefs and Practices of Migrant Farmworkers73
Spiritual Beliefs and Behaviors of the Institutionalized Elderly75
Religious Faith and Living with HIV Infection76
Spirituality and Nursing Practice79
4The Nurse-Patient Relationship: A Sacred Covenant84
The Nurse-Patient Covenant84
Spirituality and the Nurse86
The Nurse: The Anonymous Minister87
Study Findings89
A Sacred Calling89
Nonverbalized Theology98
Nursing Liturgy106
The Mysticism of Everyday Nursing115
5Spiritual Care: The Nurse's Role118
The Nurse's Role in Spiritual Care118
Spiritual Care and Religious Tradition120
Western Religious Traditions121
Eastern Religious Traditions125
Nursing Theory and Spiritual Care125
Nursing Intervention: The Practice of Spiritual Care128
Nursing Intervention in Spiritual Distress129
The Problem of Suffering130
Spiritual and Religious Resources134
Pastoral Care134
Religious Rituals138
Devotional Articles140
Sacred Music141
6Spiritual Needs of the Patient with an Acute Illness149
The Case of Acute Illness149
Spiritual Needs in Acute Illness150
Spiritual Health in Acute Illness152
Spiritual Needs of the Perioperative Patient154
Spiritual Needs of the ICU Patient157
Spiritual Needs of the Emergency Room Patient165
Spiritual Needs of the Patient in Pain168
7Spiritual Needs of the Chronically Ill Person176
The Case of Chronic Illness177
Spiritual Care of the Chronically Ill Patient177
Spiritual Needs in Chronic Illness178
Spiritual Needs of the Cancer Patient184
Spiritual Needs of the HIV-Infected Person186
Spiritual Needs of the Chronic Renal Failure Patient188
Spiritual Needs of the Mentally Challenged190
The Person with Mental Illness190
The Cognitively Impaired Client193
Spiritual Needs in Physical Disability and Rehabilitation195
Spiritual Needs of the Client in the Community198
The Home Health Care Client198
The Homeless Client200
8Spiritual Needs of Children and Families211
Spiritual Needs of the Child211
Spirituality and the Child212
The Ill Child and Religious Practices214
Assessment of the Ill Child's Spiritual and Religious Needs216
Spiritual Needs of the Acutely Ill Child216
Spiritual Needs of the Chronically Ill Child218
Spiritual Needs of the Dying Child219
Spiritual Needs of the Family223
The Family, Illness, and Spirituality224
The New or Expanding Family: Spiritual Needs in Childbirth and the Postnatal Experience224
Spiritual Needs of the Family in Acute Illness226
Spiritual Needs of the Family in Chronic Illness228
Spiritual Needs of the Family Coping with a Terminal Illness229
Spiritual Needs of the Homeless Family230
9Spiritual Needs of the Older Adult238
The Older Adult238
The Spirituality of Aging240
Spirituality and Religious Practice in Older Adults242
Spirituality and Physical Diminishment243
Spirituality and Cognitive Diminishment244
Spiritual Concerns of the Older Adult245
Uncertainty of the Future246
Spiritual Needs of the Older Adult246
Spiritual Needs in Long-Term Care249
Active Elders Living with Chronic Illness250
The Homebound Elderly253
Nursing Home Residents255
Spirituality and Quality of Later Life258
10Spiritual Needs in Death and Bereavement264
The Spirituality of Death and Dying264
Spiritual Needs in the Dying Process266
Spiritual Support in Death and Dying267
Palliative Care270
Hospice Care271
Religious Practices Associated with Death and Dying273
Western Traditions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam273
Eastern Traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism276
Spirituality and the Rite of Burial278
Spirituality and the Bereavement Experience278
Dysfunctional and Disenfranchized Grief280
Death of a Child282
Death of a Spouse282
Death of a Parent283
Spiritual Care in Bereavement: The Healing Process284
11Parish Nursing: Caregiving Within a Faith Community291
Parish Nursing Defined291
The Philosophy of Parish Nursing291
Scope and Standards of Practice293
A History of Parish Nursing294
Contemporary Models of Parish Nursing296
Parish Nursing Education297
The Spirituality of Parish Nursing298
Parish Nursing Research301
The Gift of Faith in Chronic Illness302
12Spiritual Needs in Mass Casualty Disasters309
Disaster Nursing310
Disaster Services312
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)312
The American Red Cross313
The Salvation Army313
Psychosocial Impact of Mass Casualty Trauma314
Spiritual Needs in the Aftermath of a Disaster317
The Disaster Nurse's Role in Spiritual Care320
September 11, 2001: The Terrorist Attack on America: Spiritual Needs and Spiritual Care321
The Attack321
The Pentagon323
The Chaplains324
The Firefighters326
A Prayer For Firefighters329
The World Trade Center329
The Recoveries330
The Chaplains333
The Firefighters337
The Police Officers339
A Prayer For Police Officers342
The Nurses342

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Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Classic on nursing spirituality mainly from a Christian point of view. However, many of the concepts are faith independent.