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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

A-Z of Spirituality

ISBN 9781137300928
Publication Date December 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Professional Keywords

Spirituality is a multifaceted speciality; anyone who wants to understand it must look across a range of disciplines, which can often make it seem overwhelming and incomplete. This book will act as a reference resource for readers looking to develop their study of spirituality and its relevance to health and social care.

Steve Nolan is Chaplain at Princess Alice Hospice, Esher, and Tutor in the Faculty of Religion and Theological Studies, Cardiff University, UK.
 

Margaret Holloway is Director of Centre for Spirituality Studies at the University of Hull, UK, and Social Care Lead on the National End of Life Care Programme. She is Executive Editor of the Journal of Spirituality Studies and an Editorial Board member of Crisis, Illness and Loss.

Assessment (Spiritual)
Ageing, Spirituality and
Atheism
Awakening, Psychology of Spiritual
Belief
Bereavement
Bio-psycho-social Model
Care, Models of Spiritual
Chaplains
Children's Spirituality
Competencies (and Spiritual Care Models)
Complementary Therapy
Consciousness
Counselling and Psychotherapy, Spirituality and
Death/Dying
Definitions (of Spirituality)
Depression
Dignity
Eco-spirituality
Empathy
End of Life – Spiritual Care and
Ethics, Spirituality and
Existential
Feminist Spirituality
Faith/Faith Development
Forgiveness
God, a brief history
'God-gene', The
Happiness
Healing and Health
History, (Taking a) Spiritual
Holistic (Care); Holism
Hope
Hospice/Palliative Care
Human(ism)
Human Rights
I-It; I-Thou
Identity (spiritual)
Implicit Religion
Inter-faith
Intervention (Spiritual)
Journey; Pilgrimage
Language (of/for spirituality)
Learning Disabled People, Spirituality and
Love
Meaning (and Purpose); Meaning-Making
Mental Health, Spirituality and
Metaphysics
Mindfulness Meditation
Models of Spiritual Care
Mysticism
Myth
Narrative
New Age Spirituality
Neuroscience
Nursing, Spirituality and
Oceanic Feeling
Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy
Pain, Spiritual
Pastoral (Care)
Patient
Person-Centred
Postmodern Spirituality
Practices, Spiritual
Prayer
Presence
Psychiatry, Spirituality and
Quality of Life/Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY)
Reflective/Reflexive Practice
Religion
Religious, Spiritual or Mystical Experiences
Research (into spirituality)
Resilience
Ritual
Secular; Secularisation
Self-awareness
Self-care
Self (Ego)
Social Work, Spirituality and
Soul
Spirit
'Spiritual, but not Religious'
Spiritual Direction
Suffering
Theology (God-talk)
Transcend ; Transcendence; Transcendent
Transpersonal
Unconscious(ness)
Virtue
Wellbeing
World Religions, Spirituality and
Work-place Spirituality
Xenophobia
Youth Spirituality
Zen

Reviews

This is a unique text which acts like a 'map' to point people in the right direction as they seek to navigate the minefield of terminology surrounding spirituality and religion. There is no other text like it on the market currently. – Dr Linda A Ross, Reader in Spirituality and Healthcare, University of South Wales, UK
This is a scholarly review of key topics in spirituality and spiritual care, well suited both to readers who wish to find an entry point to these topics and to readers who wish to deepen their understanding. It is written with an eye toward implications for the healing of individuals and consciousness of broader implications for social justice and welfare. – Frederic C. Craigie, Jr., PhD, Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, USA
A succinct guide that contains a comprehensive list of entries pertinent to the study of spirituality within the domain of health and social care...A book of this kind is long awaited for. Centre for Spirituality Studies, University of Hull
This contribution to the 'Professional Keywords' series offers 67 carefully selected and alphabetically arranged terms … This is an exemplary, concise reference work. - Choice
It gives an honest, open and comprehensive opinion of spirituality. Having read many books relating to health care and spirituality, it was refreshing to have such a balanced perspective. - Jill Hardman-Smith, Cancer Nurse Practice 13,7 p.10
Overall, The A-Z of Spirituality provides a comprehensive overview of a broad vocabulary relating to spirituality in an engaging and accessible manner, drawing on generic terms that may be useful to healthcare professionals, but also some religious terms specific to particular traditions. - Joanna Bryant, Doctoral Researcher, Department of Religious and Theological Studies, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
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