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Spirituality and Coping with Loss

End of Life Healthcare Practice, 1st Edition

By Wendy Greenstreet

Routledge

160 pages

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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.

Reviews

"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

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED042000
MEDICAL / Terminal Care
MED058000
MEDICAL / Nursing / General