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Spiritual Caregiving : Healthcare as a Ministry
by Verna Benner Carson and Harold George Koenig


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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.  Read more...


 
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More About Spiritual Caregiving by Verna Benner Carson; Harold George Koenig
 
 
 
Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9781932031553
  • ISBN-10: 1932031553
  • Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
  • Publish Date: June 2004
  • Page Count: 242
  • Dimensions: 9.12 x 5.98 x 0.76 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.88 pounds


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