Spirituality in Mental Health Care: Rediscovering a "Forgotten Dimension

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Abstract

Despite a wealth of evidence demonstrating a strong positive correlation between a person's spirituality and their mental health, there is evidence to suggest that those who seek to provide health care are not taking it seriously enough. This work presents a model of mental health care that will enable carers to incorporate spirituality effectively into their caring strategies. Using a critical evidence-based and interdisciplinary approach to contemporary mental health practice, the author explores the therapeutic significance of spirituality for clients in a number of different context with problems such as psychotic disorder, depression, Alzheimer's disease and AIDS, from the perspective of both carers and service-users. The author also provides a critical review of existing literature in the field to assess the place of spirituality in contemporary theory and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
PublisherJessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages221
ISBN (Print)1853028045, 978-1853028045
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2001

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