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.
This Slim, Yet Significant Book Examines The Role Of Prayer In The Life Of A Nurse From A Variety Of Perspectives. To Encourage The Practice Of Prayer, Each Chapter Begins With A Meditation And Ends With A Prayer Reflective Of A Nurse’S Spirituality.
In Integrating the New Science of Love and a Spirituality of Peace, the contributors explore the intersection between the science of attachment theory and the vision of Anabaptism. What emerges is a deeper sense of what it means to be human and a hope for a different tomorow, inspired by the kingdom of God as preached by Jesus of Nazareth.
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.
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.
"Caring from the Heart brings together the reflections of fourteen nursing professionals with wide experience in both caregiving and teaching others. They employ an interdisciplinary approach, weaving together spirituality aesthetics, creativity, self-healing, and educational and cultural factors in order to examine caregiving from all perspectives." "Caring from the Heart is a fresh approach to the role of caregiving, ideally suited for all professionals in health care, nursing students, hospital and nursing home staffs, as well as those called on in family and neighborhood to be personal caregivers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Caring for the ill, disabled, very old, or very young requires a labor-intensive commitment that is not only essential to the well-being of individuals and to society as a whole, but also fraught with physical, financial, and psychological risks. And despite the critical nature of their job, caregivers rarely have avenues of support. The Challenges of Mental Health Caregiving addresses the complexities of the situation with uncommon depth and breadth. Suited to researchers, scientist-practitioners and clinicians, and students seeking a rounded understanding of the field, it examines how caregiving affects the lives, work, and mental health of family and professional caregivers. Chapters explore developmental, cultural, and spiritual contexts of care, addressing ongoing concerns about care in relation to larger health systems and emphasizing the need for care to be viewed as a community, rather than an individual or family experience. Further, the book's conclusion strongly advocates for more effective and efficient uses for available funds and resources while offering workable proposals for service improvements at the policy level. Key areas of coverage: The impact of caregiving on physical and mental health. Integrating mental health and primary care. The promotion of positive mental health outcomes in children and youth. Mid-life concerns and caregiver experience. Loss, grief, bereavement and the implications for mental health caregiving. Policy issues in caregiving and mental health. The Challenges of Mental Health Caregiving is a clear-sighted reference for researchers, clinicians and scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in the caregiving fields, including clinical psychology, social work, public health/medicine, geriatrics/gerontology, public policy, and educational policy.
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.