9781932031553-1932031553-Spiritual Caregiving: Healthcare as a Ministry

Spiritual Caregiving: Healthcare as a Ministry

ISBN-13: 9781932031553
ISBN-10: 1932031553
Edition: 1
Author: Carson, Verna Benner
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
Format: Paperback 264 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781932031553
ISBN-10: 1932031553
Edition: 1
Author: Carson, Verna Benner
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
Format: Paperback 264 pages

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Acknowledged authors Carson, Verna Benner wrote Spiritual Caregiving: Healthcare as a Ministry comprising 264 pages back in 2004. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1932031553 and 9781932031553. Since then Spiritual Caregiving: Healthcare as a Ministry textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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With today's cumbersome insurance procedures, government regulations, endless paperwork, and concerns about malpractice rates, many health care professionals are asking: "Why am I doing this? Am I making a difference to my patients? Is there a better way—and if so, what is it?" In this book, Carson and Koenig examine the state of the health care system with the goal of providing healthcare professionals and caregivers the inspiration and practical tools to reclaim their sense of purpose.

The book begins with an evaluation of the current system from the perspective of the spiritual vision that initially motivated and nourished many caregivers. The authors then pose a vision of a health care system that supports and nurtures the spirituality of patients and their families, of which some elements already exist.

An overview is provided on the preparation necessary for health care professionals to offer spiritual care when there are major implications—for people with chronic illnesses, psychiatric issues, devastating injuries, and those preparing for surgery, facing death, and those living with chronic pain. Also explored are ways that health professionals and caregivers can maintain their own spiritual health even as they work to bring about healing, comfort, and solace to others.

Woven throughout the book are the personal narratives of physicians, nurses, chaplains, health care educators, community resource workers, administrators, therapists, and psychologists—all from a wide range of religious traditions. Their examples inspire and assist professionals in renewing the spiritual focus of health care.

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