1st Edition

Spirituality and Coping with Loss
End of Life Healthcare Practice





ISBN 9781785231483
Published July 5, 2016 by Routledge
160 Pages

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Book Description

Spirituality and Coping with Loss: End of Life Healthcare Practice describes a research study that reflects nurses’ experience of the nature of loss encountered in end of life care settings as well as the ways in which spirituality is a resource in coping in these situations. Key findings indicate how nurses’ spiritual development impacts their proficiency in spiritual care. These findings will be of interest to nurses and nurse educators as well as other healthcare professionals.

Table of Contents

SETTING THE SCENE
Introduction: The Point of the Study
The Choice of Approach
An Outline of What Was Already Known
Involving Nurses as Research Participants
Analysis of Experience Shared

IMPACT OF LOSS AS A CONTEXT OF CARE
Consequences of Loss for Patients and Their Significant Others
Accessing Support to Help Patients Cope
Impact of Loss on Nurses
Belonging as the Means of Nurses Coping

THE IMPACT OF PROCESS OF CARE ON NURSES’ PROFICIENCY IN SPIRITUAL CARE
Belief as the Pillar of Spirituality
Being a ‘Spiritual Carer’
Becoming Proficient in Spiritual Care

IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION AND PRACTICE
Work Culture
Role of Belief in Meaning Making
‘Openness’ as a Particular Style of Communication
Discipline in Self-Care

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"Discussion highlights are the use of the phenomenology method for addressing spirituality; a particularly enlightening historical review about spirituality within the profession of nursing, beginning with religious nursing orders up to the present day; and an engaging, comprehensive literature review of the many facets of spirituality. The heart of Greenstreet's book addresses the study's findings: nurses' individual spiritual development influences their own ability with spiritual care. Nurses not only provide spiritual care, but also need it to keep themselves restored and spiritually whole. This book is recommended for nursing educators, practitioners, and students." 

--L. K. Strodtman, University of Michigan - Choice