Social Work: Religion and Spirituality

  • Quantitative Research for Chaplains and Health Care Professionals: A Primer book cover

    Quantitative Research for Chaplains and Health Care Professionals

    A Primer

    By Kevin J. Flannelly, Laura T. Flannelly, Katherine R.B. Jankowski

    This book takes readers from very basic research concepts, such as ‘causality’ and ‘variables’ to the application of different types of statistical analyses. The first two chapters introduce the scientific method and causality, and assess the degree to which the major types of research designs…

    Hardback – 2018-11-26 
    Routledge

  • Religious Literacy in Hospice Care: Challenges and Controversies book cover

    Religious Literacy in Hospice Care

    Challenges and Controversies

    By Panagiotis Pentaris

    This is the first book to explore how religion, belief and spirituality are negotiated in hospice care. Specifically, it considers the significant place that spiritual care has in hospice care and claims that the changing role of religion and belief in society highlights the need to re-examine how…

    Hardback – 2018-10-04 
    Routledge

  • Ageing, Diversity and Equality - Open Access: Social Justice Perspectives book cover

    Ageing, Diversity and Equality - Open Access

    Social Justice Perspectives

    Edited by Sue Westwood

    Current understandings of ageing and diversity are impoverished in three main ways. Firstly, with regards to thinking about what inequalities operate in later life there has been an excessive preoccupation with economic resources. On the other hand, less attention has been paid to cultural norms…

    Hardback – 2018-09-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Non-Religious Pastoral Care: A Practical Guide book cover

    Non-Religious Pastoral Care

    A Practical Guide

    By David Savage

    This ground-breaking book is a guide to non-religious pastoral care practice in healthcare, prisons, education, and the armed forces in the UK. It brings a new perspective to our understanding of care services traditionally offered by chaplaincy departments. The book charts the progress from a…

    Paperback – 2018-09-24 
    Routledge

  • Meaning-making Methods for Coping with Serious Illness book cover

    Meaning-making Methods for Coping with Serious Illness

    By Fereshteh Ahmadi, Nader Ahmadi

    This book provides an alternative, complementary approach to the existing conventional approaches to religious and spiritually oriented coping. By focusing on the role of culture, the authors take into account the methods employed by a vast number of people who do not directly identify themselves…

    Hardback – 2018-06-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • Spiritual Art and Art Education book cover

    Spiritual Art and Art Education

    By Janis Lander

    This book is a study of contemporary spirituality as it is practiced in the world today, characterized by its secular and inclusive nature, and applied to art and art education. It identifies the issues facing a formal introduction of contemporary spiritual concepts into a secular and multicultural…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Angola Prison Seminary: Effects of Faith-Based Ministry on Identity Transformation, Desistance, and Rehabilitation book cover

    The Angola Prison Seminary

    Effects of Faith-Based Ministry on Identity Transformation, Desistance, and Rehabilitation

    By Michael Hallett, Joshua Hays, Byron R. Johnson, Sung Joon Jang, Grant Duwe

    Corrections officials faced with rising populations and shrinking budgets have increasingly welcomed "faith-based" providers offering services at no cost to help meet the needs of inmates. Drawing from three years of on-site research, this book utilizes survey analysis along with life-history…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work

    Edited by Beth R. Crisp

    This international volume provides a comprehensive account of contemporary research, new perspectives and cutting-edge issues surrounding religion and spirituality in social work. The introduction introduces key themes and conceptual issues such as understandings of religion and spirituality as…

    Hardback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • World Religions for Healthcare Professionals book cover

    World Religions for Healthcare Professionals

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Siroj Sorajjakool, Mark F Carr, Ernest Bursey

    Religious beliefs and customs can significantly shape patients' and professionals' attitudes toward, and expectations of, healthcare, as well as their wishes and personal boundaries regarding such daily matters as dress, diet, prayer and touch. Undoubtedly, the sensitivity with which clinicians…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06
    Routledge

  • Teaching Religious Literacy: A Guide to Religious and Spiritual Diversity in Higher Education book cover

    Teaching Religious Literacy

    A Guide to Religious and Spiritual Diversity in Higher Education

    By Ariel Ennis

    Offering resources and initiatives on religious and spiritual diversity in higher education, this book describes the conceptual foundations for teaching religious literacy and provides a sample curriculum with a facilitator's guide and assessment tools needed to evaluate its development among…

    Hardback – 2017-02-06
    Routledge

  • Constructing Pain: Historical, psychological and critical perspectives book cover

    Constructing Pain

    Historical, psychological and critical perspectives

    By Robert Kugelmann

    Everyone experiences pain, whether it’s emotional or physical, chronic or acute. Pain is part of what it means to be human, and so an understanding of how we relate to it as individuals - as well as cultures and societies - is fundamental to who we are.  In this important new book, the first in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge
    Critical Approaches to Health

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