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CONTENTS About the Editors Contributors Acknowledgments Introduction PART I: THEORY Chapter 1. Toward a Theology of Wholeness: A Tentative Model of Whole Person Care Richard Rice Objectives Introduction Ministryhealing in the Life of Jesus Ministryhealing in Our Lives Guided Questions Chapter 2. Mind, Body, Spirit: Exploring the Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection Through Research on Mirthful Laughter Lee S. Berk Objectives Introduction Background of the Studies Humor and the Neuroendocrine and Immune Systems Research Findings Anticipation of Positive Humor/Mirthful Laughter Experiences: A Metaphor for the Spirit of Hope Conclusion Guided Questions Chapter 3. Spirituality and Coping with Trauma Brenda Cole Ethan Benore Kenneth Pargament Objectives Introduction Definitions The Spirituality and Coping Connection Beyond Stereotypes The Two Faces of Spiritual Coping: Negative and Positive Assessing Spiritual Integration Clinical Implications Conclusion Guided Questions Chapter 4. Faith, Illness, and Meaning Siroj Sorajjakool Bryn Seyle Objectives Introduction Meaning and Illness Faith Faith and Illness Faith, Transformation, and Cancer Patients Spiritual Care Conclusion Guided Questions PART II: PRAXIS Chapter 5. Spiritual Care: Basic Principles James Greek Objectives Introduction Twelve Suggestions for a Spiritual Visit Summary Guided Questions Chapter 6. Spiritual Care of the Dying and Bereaved Carla Gober Objectives Introduction Difficult News The Bereavement Process Religious, Spiritual, and Cultural Issues Follow-Up Care The Medical Professional Guided Questions Chapter 7. Health, Wholeness, and Diversity: Intercultural Engagement in Health Care Johnny Ramírez-Johnson Objectives Introduction Diversity in America Racial Discrimination and the American Health Care System Case Studies Objectives A Diverse Vision of Wholeness in Health Care Chapter 8. Working With Difficult Patients: Spiritual Care Approaches Leigh Aveling Siroj Sorajjakool Regnald Pulliam Objectives Introduction Contexts Spirituality and Difficult Patients Conclusion Guided Questions Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Medical care Religious aspects, Spirituality