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A Time for Listening and Caring
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A Time for Listening and Caring: Spirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and Dying

Christina M. Puchalski


The connection between spirituality and health has received a lot of attention in both the scientific and lay presses. Is religion good for your health? Should doctors talk with their patients about their spiritual or religious beliefs? Should doctors pray with their patients? Through research and evidence, spirituality has been shown to be central to the care of the dying. It is therefore critical that healthcare providers know how to address a patient's spiritual needs. This book presents thinking on how spiritual care can be integrated into traditional caregiving in a practical and informed ... More

Keywords: spirituality, health, healthcare providers, caregiving, cultural perspectives, patients' stories, Dalai Lama, chronically ill, dying

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195146820
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christina M. Puchalski, author
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PART I Spirituality, Beliefs, Ethics, Presence, and Relationship

Part II Theological and Religious Perspectives

PART III Application and Tools

PART IV Patient Stories and Reflection