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Spiritual Care in Common Terms: How Chaplains Can Effectively Describe the Spiritual Needs of Patients in Medical Records

Spiritual Care in Common Terms: How Chaplains Can Effectively Describe the Spiritual Needs of Patients in Medical Records

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Overview

Encouraging a broad, compassionate, humanistic approach to spirituality, this book shows how patients' spiritual needs can be communicated well within interdisciplinary teams, leading to better patient wellbeing.

This book describes the art of charting patients' spiritual perspectives in an open way that will help physicians and nurses to better direct medical care. It includes practical information on how to distil spiritual needs into pragmatic language, helping to demystify spiritual experience. Drawing on his extensive practical experience, the author also suggests key points to emphasise that will enrich chart notes for medical records, including brief, relative narratives, trusting one's own impressions, reflecting holistically on the patient's life, patient attitudes towards treatment and recovery, and describing families' opinions on the health care situation of their loved one. The book shows healthcare professionals of all disciplines how to engage in a shared responsibility for the spiritual care of their patients.



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ISBN-13: 9781784503697
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 12/21/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 963,681
File size: 880 KB

About the Author

Gordon J. Hilsman, D. Min. has over 40 years' experience as a clinical pastoral educator and chaplain in hospital, addictions, mental health and hospice settings. He has previously served as a Catholic parish priest and hospital chaplain. He lives in Washington, USA.
Gordon J. Hilsman is a Board Certified Chaplain and Clinical Pastoral Education supervisor, with extensive experience in the certification of chaplains and ACPE supervisors, and over forty years working in hospital, addiction treatment, mental health and hospice settings. He has previously served as a Catholic parish priest and hospital chaplain. He lives in Washington, USA.

Table of Contents

Foreword by James H. Gunn, ACPE Supervisor, Retired. Preface: Common Language for Charting Spiritual Care. 1. Why Record the Intangible in Health Care Culture. 2. The Theory - A Humanist View of Spirituality: Universal Sources of Patient Stories. 3. The Content - Twenty-Two Spiritual Needs Common among Hospitalized People, and their Goals of Care. 4. The Format - A Shape for an Elegant Chart Note. 5. The Process - Extracting the Relevant. 6. The Outcomes - A Phenomenological Approach. Epilogue: Becoming and Remaining a Spiritual Clinician. Appendix: The Use of Chaplain Chart Notes by Interdisciplinary Team Members at a Leading U.S. Hospital. References. Index.

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