Spiritual, Religious, and Cultural Aspects of Care

ISBN : 9780190244231

Betty R. Ferrell; Betty R. Ferrell
128 Pages
143 x 203 mm
Pub date
Oct 2015
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Spiritual, Religious, and Cultural Aspects of Care is the fifth volume in the HPNA Palliative Nursing Manuals series. Chapters address how to conduct a spiritual assessment of patients and families, spiritual interventions including compassionate presence, listening deeply, bearing witness, and being compassionate, how to partner with the patient and family to ensure culture guides the plan of care, how to find meaning in illness, the many dimensions of hope and its influence on the dying process. The content of the concise, clinically-focused volumes in the HPNA Palliative Nursing Manuals series prepares nurses for certification exams as well as quick-reference in daily practice. Plentiful tables and patient teaching points make these volumes useful resources for nurses.


Chapter 1 Spiritual Assessment
Chapter 2 Spiritual Care Intervention
Chapter 3 Cultural Considerations in Palliative Care
Chapter 4 Meaning in Illness
Chapter 5 The Meaning of Hope in the Dying

About the author: 

Betty R. Ferrell is the Director and Professor of Nursing Research and Education and City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California.

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