Wattis, John, Curran, Stephen and Rogers, Melanie (2017) Spiritually Competent Practice in Health Care. CRC Press Taylor and Francis Group, London, UK. ISBN 9781138739116


Presents a user friendly, readable and practical style
Offers evidence-based approach
Focuses on psychological, emotional and spiritual needs
Helps practitioners to distinguish religion from spirituality and understand the relationship between them
Highlights the cultural and organizational issues that must be addressed to support spiritually competent care

This practical guide tackles the important issues of spirituality in health care, emphasising the role of organisations in developing a culture of leadership and management that facilitates spiritual care. Spirituality is a central part of holistic care that addresses physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of care in an integrated way.

The chapters are written by experts in their fields, pitched at the practitioner level rather than addressing ‘spirituality’ as a purely theoretical concept. Each one describes the realities of spiritually competent practice and show how it can be taught and put into practice in a variety of areas and settings, including

         Undergraduate and Postgraduate education

         Acute healthcare settings

         Mental health

         Primary care

         End of Life Care

         Creative organisations

         Social services

Ideal for practitioners, educators, trainees and managers in nursing and healthcare, the book is also relevant reading for occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers and psychologists.

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