Spirituality and Mental Health Care
Despite a wealth of evidence demonstrating a strong positive correlation between a person's spirituality and their mental health, there is evidence to suggest that those who seek to provide health care are not taking it seriously enough. This work presents...
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Despite a wealth of evidence demonstrating a strong positive correlation between a person's spirituality and their mental health, there is evidence to suggest that those who seek to provide health care are not taking it seriously enough. This work presents a model of mental health care that will enable carers to incorporate spirituality effectively into their caring strategies. Using a critical evidence-based and interdisciplinary approach to contemporary mental health practice, the author explores the therapeutic significance of spirituality for clients in a number of different context with problems such as psychotic disorder, depression, Alzheimer's disease and AIDS, from the perspective of both carers and service-users. The author also provides a critical review of existing literature in the field to assess the place of spirituality in contemporary theory and practice.
John Swinton (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) holds the chair in practical theology and pastoral care and is director of the centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. His other books include Spirituality and Mental Health Care; Resurrecting the Person; Raging with Compassion: Pastoral Responses to the Problem of Evil and From Bedlam to Shalom.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- Introduction - Setting The Context. Part 1 Foundations: Defining The Concepts; Spirituality, Religion And Mental Health. Part 2 The Evidence: Spirituality And Mental Health - An Empirical Perspective; Spirituality And Mental Health - A Service User's Perspective. Part 3 Rediscovering The "soul" - Effective Spiritual Care: Developing A Model Of Spiritual Care; Spirituality And Community Care.