Spiritual, Religious, and Cultural Aspects of Care

Spiritual, Religious, and Cultural Aspects of Care

Betty R. Ferrell

Print publication date: Aug 2015

ISBN: 9780190244231

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

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.