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Spirituality in nursing : standing on holy ground / Mary Elizabeth O'Brien.

By: O'Brien, Mary Elizabeth.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Pub., c1999Description: xvii, 298 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0763706442; 9780763706449.Subject(s): Nursing -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Nursing ethics | Nursing -- Philosophy | Nurse and patientAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Spirituality in nursing.; Online version:: Spirituality in nursing.DDC classification: 610.73/01 LOC classification: RT85.2 | .O37 1999
Contents:
Spirituality in nursing : standing on holy ground -- A spiritual history of nursing -- Nursing assessment of spiritual needs -- The nurse-patient relationship : a sacred covenant -- Spiritual care : the nurse's role -- Spiritual needs of the patient with an acute illness -- Spiritual needs of the chronically ill person -- Spiritual needs of children and families -- Spiritual needs of the older adult -- Spiritual needs in death and bereavement.
List(s) this item appears in: Nursing Collection | Nursing Research/Theory/Philosophy/History
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Spirituality in nursing : standing on holy ground -- A spiritual history of nursing -- Nursing assessment of spiritual needs -- The nurse-patient relationship : a sacred covenant -- Spiritual care : the nurse's role -- Spiritual needs of the patient with an acute illness -- Spiritual needs of the chronically ill person -- Spiritual needs of children and families -- Spiritual needs of the older adult -- Spiritual needs in death and bereavement.

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Using a writing style that can be easily understood by both professionals and nonprofessionals, O'Brien follows the trend in nursing literature to define the discipline of nursing by including its spiritual component. Unlike many who write about spirituality in nursing, O'Brien does not hesitate to recognize the Christian heritage that influenced and continues to influence contemporary practice with its healing aspects. She relates the history of spirituality in nursing from the pre-Christian era through post-Reformation. The nurse-patient relationship is described as a sacred covenant and a posture of "standing on holy ground." Her descriptions and definitions are not limited to a Christian perspective, and readers from many religious/spiritual persuasions will find the book helpful. Spiritual assessment tools are described, as well as the role of nursing in providing spiritual care to specific populations suffering acute and chronic illness or death and bereavement: children, families, older adults. Spiritual care interventions are included for each population. All levels. P. J. Broten; University of Michigan

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