Spirituality and Health: Multidisciplinary Explorations examines the relationship between health/well-being and spirituality. Chap-lains and pastoral counsellors offer evidence-based research on the importance of spirituality in holistic health care, and practitioners in the fields of occupational therapy, clinical psychology, nursing, and oncology share how spirituality enters into their healing practices. Unique for its diversity, this collection explores the relationship between biomedical, psychological, and spiritual points of view about health and healing.
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About the editors
PART 1: FAITH PERSPECTIVES AND CHALLENGES
Towards a Joint Paradigm Reconciling Faith and Research Thomas St. James O'Connor and Elizabeth Meakes
A Critical Dialogue between Theology and Psychology Paul J. Rennick
Assessing Plurality in Spirituality Definitions Pam McCarroll, Thomas St. James O'Connor, and Elizabeth Meakes
Spirituality and Family Medicine Cheryl Levitt
Congregational Life after Abuse Carol Penner
Islamic Spiritual Care in a Health Care Setting Nazila Isgandarova
PART 2: SPIRITUAL PRACTICES IN HEALTH CARE
Communication in Spiritual Care among People with Dementia Ellen Bouchard Ryan, Lori Schindel Martin, and Amanda Beaman
Spirituality and Addiction Lori Edey
Spirituality in Occupation Therapy Sue Baptiste
Using a Labyrinth in Spiritual Care Ingrid Bloos
A Wholistic Approach to Healing: An Individual, Family, and Community Model Calvin Morrisseau
PART 3: FRONTIERS AND RESEARCH
Old Religion, New Spirituality, and Healthcare Carlton F. Brown
God-Talk in the Spiritual Care of Palliative Patients Colleen Lashmar
Measuring and Assessing Suffering in Arthritic Patients Beverley Clarke, A.R.M. Upton, Claudio Castellanos, and Mary Lou Schmuck
Psychosomatics and the Spiritual Entities of the Human Psyche Marie-Line Morin
Life-Threatening Illness: A Dangerous Opportunity Beverly Musgrave
The Neurobiology of Consciousness and Spiritual Transformation in Healing Stephen M. Sugar
About the Editors:
Augustine Meier teaches in health sciences at Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario, is an adjunct research professor in the Department of Psychology, Carleton University, Ottawa, and a clinical psychologist in private practice.
Thomas St. James O'Connor holds the Delton J. Glebe Chair, Pastoral Counselling and is also the director of pastoral care and counselling at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. He is an associate clinical professor in family medicine at McMaster University, and was a teaching chaplain at both Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Josephs Health Care in Hamilton, Ontario.
Peter L. VanKatwyk has been involved in therapy practice, clinical education programs, and the pastoral counselling program at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Waterloo, Ontario.