Spiritually Competent Practice in Health Care

John Wattis, Steven Curran, Melanie Rogers

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This practical guide tackles the important issues of spirituality in health care, emphasising the role of organisations in developing a culture of leadership and management that facilitates spiritual care. Spirituality is a central part of holistic care that addresses physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of care in an integrated way.

The chapters are written by experts in their fields, pitched at the practitioner level rather than addressing ‘spirituality’ as a purely theoretical concept. Each one describes the realities of spiritually competent practice and show how it can be taught and put into practice in a variety of areas and settings, including Undergraduate and Postgraduate education, Acute healthcare settings, Mental health, Primary care, End of Life Care, Creative organisations, Social services.

Ideal for practitioners, educators, trainees and managers in nursing and healthcare, the book is also relevant reading for occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers and psychologists.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages204
ISBN (Electronic)9781315188638
ISBN (Print)9781498778428, 9781138739116
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2017


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