This book brings together a compelling blend of personal reflection, practical experience, and conceptual exploration of a profoundly important area. Its contributors are often movingly and refreshingly honest, and their collected breadth of experience comes together into a whole that will be deeply thought-provoking for practitioners and non-specialists alike.
This book opens up the idea of what 'spiritual' means in wholly original ways, finding it in the lived human experience of dying people and those who accompany them. Honest, open and moving, it takes the questions way beyond the hospice. Valuable reading for anyone involved in providing - or receiving - healthcare.
This new look at spiritual care demonstrates the importance of a multi-professional approach. It seeks to re-integrate spirituality with other aspects of care by professional care-givers and volunteers recognising and responding to spiritual needs through developing a compassionate and attentive relationship with the patient and family. Practical examples help clarify the how and why of spiritual care and its relevance for carers.