Wattis, John, Rogers, Melanie, Ali, Gulnar and Curran, Stephen (2019) Bringing Spirituality and Wisdom into Practice. In: Practice Wisdom: Values and Interpretations. Practice Futures (vol 3). Brill, Leiden, the Netherlands, pp. 155-170. ISBN 978-90-04-41047-3

This chapter considers the way in which the split between "objective" reductionist approaches and a more subjective understanding of the human ccondition arose in the 17th century with spirituality associated with the subjective approach. The consequent difference between the biomedical and the broader biopsychosocial approach to medical practice is discussed. The relationship between spirituality, religion, secularism and wisdom is explored. The concepts of a shared journey and of spiritually competent practice are used to illustrate how spirituality and wisdom can be integrated into truly holistic person-centred practice. Obstacles and facilitators to this kind of practice are considered alongside approaches to educating practitioners in this area.

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