Religion : a clinical guide for nurses / Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, editor.

Contributor(s): Taylor, Elizabeth JohnstonMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Springer Pub., ©2012Description: xvii, 283 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780826108609; 0826108601; 9780826108616; 082610861XSubject(s): Nursing -- Religious aspects | ReligionsDDC classification: 200.24/61073 LOC classification: RT85.2 | .R45 2012
Contents:
Religion at the bedside : why? / Elizabeth Johnston Taylor -- Talking with patients about religion / Elizabeth Johnston Taylor -- Assessing religiosity / Elizabeth Johnston Taylor -- Supporting religious rituals / Elizabeth Johnston Taylor -- Legal perspectives / Elizabeth Johnston Taylor -- Ethical perspectives / Elizabeth Johnston Taylor -- Integrating personal religiosity with professional practice / Elizabeth Johnston Taylor -- Anabaptist-descended groups : Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites / Joseph J. Kotva Jr. -- Anglicans and Episcopalians / David T. Gortner -- Atheists / David Silverman -- Baptists / Peter Yuichi Clark -- Buddhists / Tony Toneatto -- Christian Scientists / Linda Kohler -- Hindus / Shukavak Dasa -- IFCA International Christians / Joseph Smith -- Jehovah's Witnesses / Miguel Murillo and Dennis Romain -- Jews / Elliot N. Dorff -- Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) / Brent L. Top and Justin B. Top -- Lutherans / John Luoma -- Methodists (Wesleyans) / Brenda Simonds -- Modern pagans / Carol T. Kirk -- Muslims / Muhamad Ali -- Orthodox Christians / John Matusiak -- Pentecostals / Thomson K. Mathew -- Presbyterians and others in the Reformed tradition / Marsha D.M. Fowler -- Roman Catholics / Luke Dysinger -- Seventh-Day Adventists / Mark Carr -- Sikhs / Pashaura Singh -- Unitarian Universalists / Susan Ritchie.
Summary: Religion is a significant aspect of human experience that can provide a framework for an individual's response to a health challenge or transition. Individual religious beliefs, or those of a patient's family or community, may influence health care decisions and provide a means for coping. This book provides accessible and comprehensive information about various religions, offering nurses insight into their patients' religious beliefs and practices and thereby enhancing therapeutic care. The centerpiece of this book is the compilation about diverse religions written by highly knowledgeable religionists. The reference includes information, formatted concisely and consistently, on a religion's history and theology; views on health and suffering, explanations for disease; beliefs and practices related to birthing, childrearing, and dying; healing rituals; corporate religious resources for the sick; and more. Prefacing this information are chapters discussing clinical aspects of addressing religion at the bedside. These include strategies for sensitive and respectful communication about religion with patients, assessing a patient's religious beliefs, supporting bedside rituals that are part of a patient's religion, and understanding ethical and legal considerations. The book also provides a comprehensive list of additional resources.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Religion at the bedside : why? / Elizabeth Johnston Taylor -- Talking with patients about religion / Elizabeth Johnston Taylor -- Assessing religiosity / Elizabeth Johnston Taylor -- Supporting religious rituals / Elizabeth Johnston Taylor -- Legal perspectives / Elizabeth Johnston Taylor -- Ethical perspectives / Elizabeth Johnston Taylor -- Integrating personal religiosity with professional practice / Elizabeth Johnston Taylor -- Anabaptist-descended groups : Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites / Joseph J. Kotva Jr. -- Anglicans and Episcopalians / David T. Gortner -- Atheists / David Silverman -- Baptists / Peter Yuichi Clark -- Buddhists / Tony Toneatto -- Christian Scientists / Linda Kohler -- Hindus / Shukavak Dasa -- IFCA International Christians / Joseph Smith -- Jehovah's Witnesses / Miguel Murillo and Dennis Romain -- Jews / Elliot N. Dorff -- Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) / Brent L. Top and Justin B. Top -- Lutherans / John Luoma -- Methodists (Wesleyans) / Brenda Simonds -- Modern pagans / Carol T. Kirk -- Muslims / Muhamad Ali -- Orthodox Christians / John Matusiak -- Pentecostals / Thomson K. Mathew -- Presbyterians and others in the Reformed tradition / Marsha D.M. Fowler -- Roman Catholics / Luke Dysinger -- Seventh-Day Adventists / Mark Carr -- Sikhs / Pashaura Singh -- Unitarian Universalists / Susan Ritchie.

Religion is a significant aspect of human experience that can provide a framework for an individual's response to a health challenge or transition. Individual religious beliefs, or those of a patient's family or community, may influence health care decisions and provide a means for coping. This book provides accessible and comprehensive information about various religions, offering nurses insight into their patients' religious beliefs and practices and thereby enhancing therapeutic care. The centerpiece of this book is the compilation about diverse religions written by highly knowledgeable religionists. The reference includes information, formatted concisely and consistently, on a religion's history and theology; views on health and suffering, explanations for disease; beliefs and practices related to birthing, childrearing, and dying; healing rituals; corporate religious resources for the sick; and more. Prefacing this information are chapters discussing clinical aspects of addressing religion at the bedside. These include strategies for sensitive and respectful communication about religion with patients, assessing a patient's religious beliefs, supporting bedside rituals that are part of a patient's religion, and understanding ethical and legal considerations. The book also provides a comprehensive list of additional resources.

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This book, edited by Taylor (Loma Linda Univ.), a doctorally prepared nurse with training in "clinical pastoral education and spiritual direction," offers an in-depth but highly accessible look at the intricate relationships between health, illness, provision of care, and the religious and spiritual aspects of life. The book is divided into two sections, a 7-chapter theoretical section written by Taylor and a 22-chapter section on the health care implications of various religious beliefs and practices. The first section explores the legal and ethical aspects of the interfaces between nurse and patient. Each chapter in the second section is coauthored by a "religionist" and a nurse from the particular religious tradition. The result is a highly nuanced and insightful collection that challenges readers to consider at a deeper level their own beliefs about the role of religion and spirituality in health care and how people practice their faith within a complex multicultural society. This reviewer finished the book hoping that non-nursing health care providers and administrators would look to this text for an extraordinarily comprehensive guide to respectful negotiation of religious (including atheistic) differences in settings of vulnerability. Summing Up: Essential. All health sciences students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners. M. D. Lagerwey Western Michigan University

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