A Spirituality Of Caregiving

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A Spirituality Of Caregiving

Author : Henri J. M. Nouwen
ISBN : 0835810453
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The responsibility of taking care of someone's physical needs every day can be exhausting and overwhelming. Yet the relationship between caregiver and care receiver has the power to transform each person, Henri Nouwen believes. "At the heart of this human exchange of caring and being cared for," he writes, "is the opportunity to more fully claim our most precious identity as beloved daughters and sons of God." In A Spirituality of Caregiving, Nouwen shares insights from his own and others' experiences of giving and receiving care. He communicates heartfelt warmth, respect, and understanding for both persons in the caregiving relationship. This book encourages caregivers and helps them deal with the many emotions that arise as they perform their daily tasks. In this book, John Mogabgab, editor, has gathered the spiritual treasures of Henri Nouwen on the wisdom of caregiving. These Nouwen insights were greatly influenced by his experience with a L'Arche community in Canada and most specifically by his personal acts of caregiving for Adam, a community member.
Category: Family & Relationships

Spiritual Caregiving

Author : Verna Benner Carson
ISBN : 9781932031553
Genre : Medical
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Healthcare providers are faced with a daunting job. Daily, they have encounters with those who are wounded and broken by disease - physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual disease. Patients look to their caregivers for healing, for advice, for comfort and solace.
Category: Medical

Contemplative Caregiving

Author : John Eric Baugher
ISBN : 9780834841994
Genre : Self-Help
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Integrating two decades of hospice care and social science research, this heartfelt book offers practical lessons on the transformative possibilities of end-of-life caregiving. Contemplative Caregiving is an indispensable guide for end-of-life caregivers and for anyone seeking to transform experiences of caregiving and grief. Rather than leading to burnout and despair, caring for those who are suffering and dying can enrich our lives with meaning and further our own spiritual growth and resilience. Whether you are caring for a loved one with cancer or dementia, grieving a sudden traumatic loss, or even serving time in prison, Contemplative Caregiving offers encouragement for showing up to the fullness of life in whatever those circumstances may be. Healing, compassion, and spiritual growth are available to us all, in this lifetime, right now. Baugher’s unique style of integrating social scientific research on caregiving and grief with teachings from Buddhist, contemplative Christian, and other wisdom traditions illuminates how we each can transform experiences of loss and suffering into a path of compassion. Contemplative Caregiving weaves together powerful stories from interviews with diverse hospice caregivers—Vietnam veterans, nurses, housewives, Catholic nuns, those convicted of murder—with the author’s own journey toward wholeness in the face of grief and traumatic loss, including the murder of his own mother. Through rich storytelling, teachings on compassion, and skillful contemplative exercises, Baugher invites you to join him in exploring the healing power of contemplative caregiving.
Category: Self-Help

Prayer In Nursing

Author : Mary Elizabeth O'Brien
ISBN : 0763722391
Genre : Medical
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Prayer in Nursing: The Spirituality of Compassionate Caregiving examines the role of prayer in the life of a nurse from a variety of perspectives, including: the history of prayer in nursing, the importance of prayer in contemporary caregiving, caring nurse-patient relationships, and the connection between prayer and a healing ministry. To encourage the practice of prayer, each chapter begins with a meditation and ends with a prayer reflective of a nurse's spirituality.
Category: Medical

Spiritual Caregiving As Secular Sacrament

Author : Ray Sherman Anderson
ISBN : 1843107465
Genre : Religion
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The author explores spirituality in the context of the individual and of society, and discusses how those practicing pastoral or health care can deal with the issues raised outside of any religious ideas or practice. Anderson shows how professionals can help people move towards a more positive state in the face of pain, distress and illness.
Category: Religion

Spirituality In Nursing

Author : Mary Elizabeth O'Brien
ISBN : 9781449694678
Genre : Medical
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Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground, Fifth Edition explores the relationship between spirituality and the practice of nursing from a variety of perspectives, including: * Nursing assessment of patients' spiritual needs * The nurse's role in the provision of spiritual care * The spiritual nature of the nurse-patient relationship * The spiritual history of the nursing profession * Contemporary interest in spirituality within the nursing profession This Fifth Edition includes a new chapter titled, “Prayer in Nursing” which includes information on topics such as the history of prayer in nursing, finding time for prayer in nursing, prayer and nursing practice, and the ethics of praying with patients. A second new chapter titled, “The Spirituality of Caring: A Sacred Covenant Model of Caring for Nursing Practice”, explores the history of spirituality in nurse caregiving and spiritual concepts in nursing theories of caring. A concept analysis of nurses’ caring as a sacred covenant includes the “Sacred Covenant Model of Caring for Nursing Practice”, a model for clinical practice developed by the author.
Category: Medical

A Catholic Guide To Caring For Your Aging Parent

Author : Monica Dodd
ISBN : 0829431144
Genre : Religion
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Monica Dodds understands the pressures that millions of middle-aged Americans endure as they become caregivers to aging parents. Her professional work with the elderly has exposed her to the complex medical, financial, and legal problems that entangle older people. Her personal experience helping ailing family members has given her deep insight into the difficulties caregivers face in dealing with these problems. A Catholic Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parent is a comprehensive guide for caregivers. Dodds insists that faith is a fundamental part of caregiving, and her approach is deeply rooted in Catholic spirituality. She shows adult children how they can love and serve their aging parents better by deepening their own spiritual lives. "Caregiving", she says, "is a time of many grace-filled moments." Dodds explains how to properly assess the needs of a failing older person, and she writes in detail about the physical, mental, emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual dimensions of care. Three extensive appendices provide checklists for assessing needs, a compilation of resources, and an anthology of prayers.
Category: Religion

Dossey Keegan S Holistic Nursing A Handbook For Practice

Author : Mary A. Blaszko Helming
ISBN : 9781284196528
Genre : Medical
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Dossey & Keegan's Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Eighth Edition covers basic and advanced concepts of holism, demonstrating how holistic nursing spans all specialties and levels. This text is distinguished by its emphasis on theory, research, and evidence-based practice essential to holistic nursing.
Category: Medical

Caring From The Heart

Author : Mary Simone Roach
ISBN : 0809137178
Genre : Religion
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This collection of essays on the issue of spirituality within the healthcare field is mainly for caregivers themselves, although some sections are about those receiving care. "Caring From the Heart" is targeted at a broad healthcare market--nurses, medical students and teachers, hospital personnel, hospices, nursing homes, pastoral staffs, and chaplains.
Category: Religion

The Mental Health Effects Of Informal Caregiving Emerging Research And Opportunities

Author : Gavin Ware, Debra
ISBN : 9781522574538
Genre : Medical
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Because progressive advancements to healthcare practices are leading to longer lifespans, an increased number of aging individuals now require constant care from practiced caregivers. The financial costs of in-home care can be quite high; therefore, many families are opting to stand in as caregivers, and this can lead to various impacts on their own social and psychological wellbeing. The Mental Health Effects of Informal Caregiving: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides autobiographical accounts and statistical data associated with the caregiving experience, as well as the methods to discern the positive psychological forces that shape the subjective wellbeing of informal caregivers. Highlighting topics such as institutional vs. informal caregiving, special healthcare needs, and veteran care, this book is ideally designed for psychologists, therapists, researchers, medical institutions, academia, and students seeking current research on the subjective wellbeing of informal caregivers.
Category: Medical

Cancer Caregiving In The United States

Author : Ronda C. Talley
ISBN : 9781461431541
Genre : Psychology
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Despite advances in detection and treatment, cancer remains a source of pain and distress to patients and of complex challenges to the loved ones caring for them. The trend toward shorter hospital stays in particular has increased the physical, psychological, and financial burden on caregivers, often leading to adverse effects on patients. Cancer Caregiving in the United States illuminates these complex concerns with authoritative detail. This wide-ranging volume provides a comprehensive survey of cancer-related issues, including those affecting the care triad (patients-family members- professionals) and quality of care as well as the numerous physical, emotional, and financial challenges that caregivers may need to confront. Sources of caregiver difficulty at each stage of the disease, from diagnosis to end of life, are explored. Each chapter analyzes its topic in terms of practice, research, education, and policy, providing a wealth of literature reviews, assessment and care models, interventions, and recommendations for future study and practice. Coverage includes: Caregiving issues for cancer patients with long-term, short-term, and intermittent needs. Family caregivers as members of the treatment team. The impact of health disparities on caregivers. Cancer care policy and advocacy. End-of-life issues for cancer caregivers. Legal, financial, and ethical issues. Cancer Caregiving in the United States is a core reference for researchers, professionals/scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in such caregiving fields as clinical psychology, social work, nursing, public health and medicine, social policy, and educational policy.
Category: Psychology

Multiple Dimensions Of Caregiving And Disability

Author : Ronda C. Talley
ISBN : 9781461433842
Genre : Psychology
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Caring for people with disabilities often becomes an all-encompassing responsibility for one or more family members. To manage the multifaceted demands, caregivers must possess strong multitasking skills, including the ability to assist with daily life tasks; provide emotional support; help with financial affairs; mediate and advocate with health care providers. Maintaining balance within their own lives can become incredibly challenging for caregivers. More often than not, providing care for family members or loved ones occurs at the expense of the caregivers’ well-being. And for caregivers who themselves have disabilities, it further complicates matters. Multiple Dimensions of Caregiving and Disability addresses concerns that have been long familiar to the caregiver population and examines the current state of family care for individuals with disabilities. With a lifespan perspective, this concise reference reviews the literature on specific problems of caregivers and explores which care strategies are effective, promising, or lacking in available resources and support interventions. Contributors also explore the more fluid and subjective aspects of caregiving, such as feelings, spirituality, and family roles. Suggestions for future policy improvements, particularly within the public health sector, are discussed as well. Topics covered include: • Family dynamics and caregiving for people with disabilities. • Parent caregiving of children with disabilities. • Race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and caregiving. • Educational, training, and support programs for caregivers. • Emerging technologies to aid caregivers. • Developing partnerships between caregivers and health care providers. Multiple Dimensions of Caregiving and Disability is a must-have resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, policy makers, and graduate students across such disciplines as clinical psychology, nursing, social work, public health, medicine, and social and education policy.
Category: Psychology

The Soul Of Caregiving

Author : Edward M Smink
ISBN : 1629671266
Genre : Medical
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Who are the caregivers? We all are, for at the heart of being human is the capacity to care, to reach out to others and explore the relationships we build. The Soul of Caregiving is about us and how we, as caregivers, serve, even sacrifice, for those in need. I invite you to explore with me how we have the opportunities to partake in a kind of pilgrimage along the path of our experiences as caregivers. Who will be your guide on this journey? Unlike other pilgrims who have a guide assigned to them, you will soon discover it is your own Soul guiding you. Professionally skilled as we may be to meet the needs of others, a fundamental core component of our busy lives as caregivers, is the necessity to stop and rest. It is not a waste of time, but rather a luxury of time, to ponder, reflect, and grow from our experiences. Not an easy endeavor in the midst of a whirlwind of activity. We, as caregivers, experience vulnerability, helplessness, fears, and pain over the traumatic events we experience because we care. We care about those whom we are called to serve. Compassion fatigue comes about because we care. In Chapter One, I call this tension between activity and reflection, "the Dance of Caregiving," a dance between the caregiver's needs and those of the one in need. The chapter is an introduction to exploring something we do every day: to reflect on our experiences. Chapter Two, "Reclaiming Soul," asks the question, "What is Soul?" and how is the caregiver empowered and sustained. Discovering Soul implies going deeper into the inner caverns of our being and listening to the inner beats of our heart where insight and wisdom abide. "Once Upon a Time in the Land of OZ," Chapter Three, explores the universal underpinnings of the role of caregiving, as each profession exists in the broader mythic and archetypal realm of a culture. In Chapter Four, "Truce or Consequences," both the mythos and logos of caregiving are explored. Each relates to faithless science and unscientific faith, leading to a unity of the left and right brain functions. "The Ins and Outs of Hospitality," in Chapter Five, discusses how the caregiver, as host, experiences three different dimensions of hospitality: the caregiver who hosts the stranger, the caregiver who hosts his or her reactions and experiences, and thirdly, the caregiver who welcomes the stories of the guests they host. Chapter Six, "Love is a Wounded Healer," addresses an ancient question of the frailty of humankind. There is within each of us a space that seeks wholeness and transformation, an area of woundedness which often shows its face in the midst of our caregiving. "Cultivating the Soul's Garden," Chapter Seven, addresses the art of reflection as a fundamental skill for caregivers. An understanding of Soul implies allowing the moment to take root and to reflect on how to nourish and sustain ourselves as caregivers. Chapter Eight focuses on "Spirituality: The Sinew of Human Experience" where imagination helps one discover meaning, arguing that the essential actions of a caregiver are spiritual. In Chapter Nine "Practice, Practice, Practice" I explore what a practice is and how caregiving is a spiritual practice. The ordinary becomes spiritual, as inner strengths and values give birth to meaning, insight, and transformation. The Soul of Caregiving concludes with Chapter Ten, "Warning: Our Tank is Almost Empty" which explores compassion fatigue and its two sisters, secondary traumatic stress and burnout. We experience compassion fatigue because we care. We look at how to recognize the warning signs, take action to avoid them, and learn how to recover from them in building compassion resilience.
Category: Medical

Spirituality And Family Therapy

Author : Thomas D. Carlson
ISBN : 0789019604
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Let spirituality enhance the effectiveness of your marriage and family therapy practice! The field of marriage and family therapy is starting to acknowledge that spiritual and religious issues are a valuable part of the lives of both clients and therapists. Spirituality and Family Therapy provides you with important information about this growing trend, including guidelines for therapists who are unsure how to integrate spiritual issues into their practice and detailed case studies that reveal how and why faith is a vital part of many clients' lives. Along with these features, you'll also find two unique conversational-style chapters where various authors explore their own beliefs and discuss the role of religion in their lives and careers. Spirituality and Family Therapy will help you understand your own spirituality, and use it as an important resource in your relationships with clients. In Spirituality and Family Therapy you'll learn about: the links between faith, fathering, and family therapy clinical applications for Christian mediation making altars as a way to help your clients come to terms with loss the ways spirituality helps parents cope with the death of a child ways to integrate the spirituality of the therapist into your work the value of faith in services for Alzheimer's caregivers integration of religion, gender, and spirituality in clinical practice
Category: Family & Relationships

Devotions For Caregivers

Author : Marilyn Driscoll
ISBN : 0809143941
Genre : Medical
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A 31-day supply of brief and easily understood scripture-based thoughts applied to the concerns of a caregiver.
Category: Medical

Aging Spirituality And Pastoral Care

Author : James W Ellor
ISBN : 9781136402593
Genre : Medical
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How can you foster spiritual growth in older people? This multidisciplinary work re-examines issues of aging with dignity and spiritual meaning. Aging, Spirituality, and Pastoral Care: A Multi-National Perspective brings together chaplains, pastors, counselors, and health care practitioners in all walks of gerontology from around the world to present a fully rounded picture of the spiritual needs and potentialities of this fast-growing population. It also includes a study of the spiritual awareness of nurses working in six different nursing homes, as well as a model for a parish nursing practice that focuses on the aged. Aging, Spirituality, and Pastoral Care addresses urgent issues for older people, including: social and spiritual isolation the wisdom of the aging the need for intimacy sexuality among older people living with dementia the spiritual dimensions of caregiving
Category: Medical

Generations

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105115064912
Genre : Aging
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Category: Aging