How two practitioners conceptualize spiritually competent practice

Melanie Rogers, Laura Beres

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Abstract

This chapter explains how spiritually competent care can be conceptualised in ways that are relevant to practice. Two practitioners focus on how they have approached this question and include insights from their research as well as professional and personal experiences. The chapter begins by Laura providing descriptions of how utilising narrative therapy skills can support practitioners to provide spiritually competent practice to those they are working with in a variety of settings. Hospitality is an important concept for health and social care practitioners, including narrative therapists, and there has been growing interest in it as an ethical manner of engagement in contemporary society. Availability and Vulnerability are two other concepts, derived from a contemporary dispersed Christian community, which also offer much for integrating spiritually into competent practice. Narrative therapy is an established approach that is particularly suited to helping people find and articulate their hopes, and what gives them a sense of meaning and purpose in their lives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpiritually Competent Practice in Health Care
EditorsJohn Wattis, Stephen Curran, Melanie Rogers
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Chapter4
Pages54-69
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781315188638
ISBN (Print)9781498778428, 9781138739116
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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