About the Author:
Mark Cobb, Clinical Director and Senior Chaplain, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK,Christina Puchalski,Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Director, The George Washington Institute for Spiritualityand Health (GWish), USA,Bruce Rumbold, Director, Palliative Care Unit,, Department of Public Health, La Trobe University, Australia
Mark Cobb is a Senior Chaplain and a Clinical Director at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and holds honorary academic posts at the University of Sheffield and the University of Liverpool. He has a multidisciplinary education across science and the humanities and has experience working in the community, voluntary and acute health sectors.
Christina M. Puchalski is founding Director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) in Washington, D.C. and a Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences at The George Washington University. Dr. Puchalski is a pioneer and leader in the movement to integrate spirituality into healthcare in both the clinical setting and in medical education. Her work continues to break ground in the clinical, academic, and pastoral understanding of spiritual care as an essential element of healthcare. She is an active clinician, board certified in Internal Medicine and Palliative Care. Her accolades include the 2009 George Washington University Distinguished Alumni Award and 2011 Outstanding Colleague Award from the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and is also a member of the contemplative Carmelite lay community. Dr. Puchalski has authored many publications and been featured in numerous print and television media.
Bruce Rumbold is Director of the Palliative Care Unit at La Trobe University, where his responsibilities include coordinating health promoting palliative care and spiritual care academic programs alongside developing public health approaches to end of life care. His multidisciplinary interests are supported by postgraduate qualifications in physics, practical theology and health social science. Prior to joining La Trobe he was from 1986-2002 foundation professor of pastoral studies at Whitley College, an affiliated teaching institution of the Melbourne College of Divinity. Social determinants of end of life experience, and spiritual care, are the particular focus of his current wor
"This book is a MUST read for every professional in Healthcare. Spirituality in Healthcare brings a fresh new perspective to the subject. Almost every aspect of spirituality is covered in this book. Seen through the eyes of hundreds of main stream science and medical contributors (The
contribution lists reads like a who's who of the world medical and science based communities) this book looks at the history, development and application of every main stream faith, religion, cultural and even political based beliefs."
--WLS Support Blog September 2012
"This is a book for a wide range of disciplines. Its users in health care chaplaincy could include individual chaplains who wish to deepen their understanding, broaden their practice and bolster their legitimacy. Chaplaincy teams could use it like a journal club, taking a chapter per month and
discussing it. Chaplaincy training courses could quarry the topics and texts for curriculum development. Unfortunately, and inevitably, this big book comes with a big price-tag: L125 RRP (that's Recommended Retail Price). Yet, in its own words, it is a 'unique resource' - there is nothing else like
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--Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, Feb 2013 Feb 2013
"...an integrated and valuable source on the key topics in spirituality in healthcare."
--Catholic Medical Quartely, Feb 2013 Feb 2013
"Editors Cobb, Puchalski and Rumbold along with 78 highly qualified collegues around the globe have produced a concise and currently peerless representation of spirituality and health as an integral part of clinical practice and as an emerging field for interdisciplinary research. This is an
even better point of entry into the field than the recently revised and highly reliable Handbook of Religion and Health by H. Koenig, D. King and V. Carson, which is an essential volume for specialists... this is a landmark volume that merits a place in any health sciences or religious studies
library collection... Essential. Students of all levels, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners."
--CHOICE, April 2013
"Inclusive of worldwide spiritual traditions, and addressing diverse diagnostic groups, the book is useful to practitioners and students in different international settings. It also addresses research issues, including measures, making the book a helpful resource for those interested in
examining the relationship of spirituality and health. The editors bring a broad healthcare perspective from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Many chapter authors are the experts in their fields... By offering several broad perspectives, the book engages readers in thoughtfully
developing personal responses while learning to address patients' needs as part of a healthcare team."
--Doody's Notes, July 2013
"This book is an essential tool for students, professionals and researchers. Despite being divided into several chapters, each is clear, systematic, didactic and relatively brief... It is an essential handbook about an emerging theme and current, which has been developed in the research, the
results have tended to emphasize its importance in the life and health of patients, as well as the ethical imperative to be included in clinical practice."
--Journal of Nursing, August 2013
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