This book considers the concept of spiritual care as an explicit component of holistic health and social care. It is a practical guide which focuses on integrating spirituality in healthcare as a whole, rather than limiting it to any particular care environment. Integrating Spirituality in Health and Social Care takes into account not only religious, cultural and philosophical views, but also the value and use of music, art and other creative therapies. This book is an invaluable guide for health and social care professionals, including nursing and medical staff. Therapists, counsellors and others who provide care in a wide variety of settings will also find it of great benefit.
Clarifying the concept. Past and present discourses. Spiritual well being and spiritual distress. Spiritual care in health and social care settings. Spiritual care. Sustaining hope. Soul works – the Relevance of spirituality to a healthy workplace. Religious, philosophical and cultural considerations. Faith and experience: paradigms of spirituality. An existential view: doing and being – the therapeutic relationship. Cultural and spiritual care. Creative therapy. Therapy and well being. Art as therapy. Music and well being.