The Essential Guide to Religious Traditions and Spirituality for Health Care Providers

1st Edition

Jeffers Steven, Michael E Nelson, Vern Barnet, Michael C Brannigan

CRC Press
Published December 17, 2012
Reference - 1048 Pages
ISBN 9781846195600 - CAT# K28109

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Summary

This extraordinary compendium of religious traditions is invaluable to all healthcare providers. The user-friendly resource contains specific and detailed information on faith traditions vital for providing optimal spiritual care in a clinical setting. A series of inspirational introductory chapters promote the importance of spiritual well-being as a vital component in whole person care, but the majority of the book forms a compilation of articles from a wide-ranging expert panel of contributors. Ideal for quick reference, the A-Z organisation from American Indian Spirituality to Zoroastrianism is presented in a clear and logical format, covering: History and Facts Basic Teachings Basic Practices Principles for Clinical Care . Dietary Issues . General Medical Beliefs . Specific Medical Issues . Gender and Personal Issues Principles for Spiritual Care Through the Cycles of Life Concepts of Living and Dying for Spiritual Support . During Birth . During Illness . During End of Life Care of the Body Organ and Tissue Donation Scriptures, Inspirational Readings and Prayers

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