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Faith Community Nursing & Related Books in the Health Sciences Library

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Faith Community Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice - American Nurses Association
Call Number: WY 87 H434f 2012
ISBN: 9781558104297
2nd edition

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Healing Presence: The Essence of Nursing - JoEllen Koerner
Call Number: WY 100 K78 2011
ISBN: 9780826107541
(2nd edition)
"The work's value comes from its integration of scientific, creative, and spiritual philosophies as a core context for the complex nurse-patient interaction involved in the promotion of a healing environment." In this new edition, Koerner explores the intersection of scientific, creative, and spiritual ways of knowing that inform and inspire this "healing presence" in caregiver and patient. The book integrates traditional nursing practice with cutting-edge alternative and integrative medicine.

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Faith Community Nursing: Developing a Quality Practice - Carol J. Smucker & Linda Weinberg; American Nurses Association Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: WY 87 S666f 2009
ISBN: 9781558102521
Authoritative guide to faith community nursing practice that describes the daily challenges and realities of working in a faith community setting. Organized as a quick reference for the busy faith community nurse, this book includes the most basic information for beginning, developing, and maintaining a quality health ministry program in a faith community or faith community based agency.

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Inspired Nurse - Rich Bluni
Call Number: WY 87 B658i 2009
ISBN: 9780974998671
Few other professions afford the opportunity to impact lives on such a profound level, not only physically but emotionally and spiritually as well. Yet the same qualities that make nursing so deeply rewarding can also make it a challenge, over time, to sustain your energy and passion. Inspired Nurse helps us maintain and recapture those elusive qualities.

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Healing Words for Healing People: Prayers and Meditations for Parish Nurses and Other Health Professionals - Deborah L. Patterson
Call Number: BV 245 P317 2005
ISBN: 9780829816730
A unique and inspiring prayer resource for parish nurses and other health professionals that helps them minister to their patients more effectively. The book is divided into original meditations and prayers, each designed to give strength and inspiration to the busy health professional in the various situations he or she encounters in their daily routines.

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Spiritual Care in Nursing Practice - Kristen L. Mauk & Nola A. Schmidt, editors
Call Number: WY 87 S7594 2004
ISBN: 0781740967
Focusing on spirituality as an inherent component of effective nursing care, this text presents an unbiased view of the nature of human spirituality apart from religion. The text offers a unique interdisciplinary and inter-religious perspective, representing a range of Eastern and Western religious traditions. Each chapter includes case studies, critical thinking questions, and personal reflection questions.

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Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground - Mary Elizabeth O'Brien
Call Number: WY 87 O13s 2003
ISBN: 0763700525
(2nd edition)
This invaluable resource explores the relationship between spirituality and the practice of nursing from a variety of perspectives, including: nursing assessment of patients' spiritual needs; nurse's role in the provision of spiritual care; spiritual nature of the nurse-patient relationship; spiritual history of the nursing profession. Updated with two new chapters: Spiritual Needs in Mass Casualty Disasters and Parish Nursing.

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Parish Nursing: Stories of Service and Care - Verna Benner Carson & Harold G. Koenig
Call Number: WY 145 C321p 2002
ISBN: 1890151882
These engaging stories from parish nurses provide an accessible and enjoyable account of parish nursing, an emerging ministry of healing that provides a new approach to both healthcare as well as pastoral care.

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Nursing As a Spiritual Practice: a Contemporary Application of Florence Nightingale's Views - Janet A. Macrae
Call Number: WY 86 M174n 2001
ISBN: 0826113877
Florence Nightingale had well-developed ideas about the spiritual aspects of nursing care. Her views draw from both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions and have a startling relevance to nursing practice today. This book outlines Nightingale's ideas on spirituality and discusses how a variety of techniques can be used to implement a more spiritual and humane form of nursing care. The techniques, which include yoga, meditation, and relaxation exercises can be used by both nurses and patients.


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