Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial South African Conference on Spirituality and Healthcare

Illness causes an existential crisis for people as it confronts them with the fragility, vulnerability and finitude of the human condition. Serious illness and hospitalisation can be challenging and life-changing experiences, especially in a context with poor resources and limited support. Healthcar...

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Main Author: Porte, André de la
Contributors: Joubert, Nicolene (Contributor) ; Oberholzer, Annemarie (Contributor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Newcastle-upon-Tyne Cambridge Scholars Publisher 2017
In:Year: 2017
Further subjects:B Electronic books
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Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: 9781527503854
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Summary:Illness causes an existential crisis for people as it confronts them with the fragility, vulnerability and finitude of the human condition. Serious illness and hospitalisation can be challenging and life-changing experiences, especially in a context with poor resources and limited support. Healthcare workers meet patients in this space of disarray. Human qualities, such as faith, hope and compassion become crucial aspects of care. Patients' responses to these qualities highlight the importance of spirituality as part of holistic care, not only for the patients and their families, but also for the healthcare worker. The 2nd Biennial South African Conference on Spirituality and Healthcare brought together leading experts from different disciplines, and offered a variety of perspectives to explore the ways in which spirituality interacts with healing, growth and wholeness in healthcare. This volume addresses principles and practices for spirituality and healthcare, spiritual assessment, the role of community psychology, models of spiritual care, volunteers and children's spirituality in healthcare.
Intro -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Something Old, Something New… The Unfolding Link between Spirituality and Health -- Wholeness in Spiritual Healing and Helping -- Three Different, but Related, Mindsets to Constitute a Paradigm for Coping in Times of Distress -- The Value of Applied Christian Community Psychology in Healthcare -- Spirituality and Holistic People-centred Healthcare -- Effect of a Faith-based Education Programme on Self-assessed Physical, Mental and Spiritual (Religious) Health Parameters -- Responsible Wholeness in Healthcare -- The Spiritual Journeys of a Group of Healthcare Professionals at a South African Provincial Hospital -- Promoting Caring Presence in Nursing -- Ethical Dilemmas and Pastoral Counselling in the Healthcare Environment -- The Ethical Integration of Religion and Spirituality in Mental Health within a South African Context, with Emphasis on Christianity -- Supernatural Healing -- The Role of Christian Churches in Rendering Spiritual Support to Children in Healthcare -- From Posttraumatic Embitterment to Wholeness in Healthcare -- Shifting Landscapes -- From Dry Bones to Reconstituted Body -- The Ideal Body and the Celebration of Health in the Song of Songs in the Hebrew Bible.
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ISBN:1527512193