A Ministry of Presence

Chaplaincy, Spiritual Care, and the Law
Author: Winnifred Fallers Sullivan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226779750
Category: Law
Page: 240
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Most people in the United States today no longer live their lives under the guidance of local institutionalized religious leadership, such as rabbis, ministers, and priests; rather, liberals and conservatives alike have taken charge of their own religious or spiritual practices. This shift, along with other social and cultural changes, has opened up a perhaps surprising space for chaplains—spiritual professionals who usually work with the endorsement of a religious community but do that work away from its immediate hierarchy, ministering in a secular institution, such as a prison, the military, or an airport, to an ever-changing group of clients of widely varying faiths and beliefs. In A Ministry of Presence, Winnifred Fallers Sullivan explores how chaplaincy works in the United States—and in particular how it sits uneasily at the intersection of law and religion, spiritual care, and government regulation. Responsible for ministering to the wandering souls of the globalized economy, the chaplain works with a clientele often unmarked by a specific religious identity, and does so on behalf of a secular institution, like a hospital. Sullivan's examination of the sometimes heroic but often deeply ambiguous work yields fascinating insights into contemporary spiritual life, the politics of religious freedom, and the never-ending negotiation of religion's place in American institutional life.

Spiritual Care statt Seelsorge?

Author: Doris Nauer
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 3170289071
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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Das Thema 'Spiritual Care' hat Konjunktur. Wovon aber ist die Rede? Während die einen von einem interdisziplinär angelegten Konzept 'Spirituelle Begleitung' im palliativmedizinischen Kontext oder sogar von einem neuen Fachgebiet in der Humanmedizin sprechen, denken andere an eine zeitgemäßere Variante von Klinik- und Altenheimseelsorge. Um eine Klärung zu erreichen, zeichnet die Autorin zunächst die Entstehungs- und Expansionsgeschichte von Spiritual Care nach. Nach der Darstellung des Theorie- und Praxisdesigns wird Raum für konstruktiv-kritische Anfragen eröffnet. Auf der Basis feststellbarer (In-)Kompatibilitäten zwischen Spiritual Care und Seelsorge bringt Nauer provokativ auf den Punkt, warum Spiritual Care für MitarbeiterInnen des Gesundheitswesens, christliche SeelsorgerInnen, Kirchen und Caritas/Diakonie eine ernstzunehmende Herausforderung darstellt.

ACT for Clergy and Pastoral Counselors

Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Bridge Psychological and Spiritual Care
Author: Jason A. Nieuwsma,Robyn D. Walser,Steven C. Hayes
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1626253234
Category: Psychology
Page: 280
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For the first time ever, three pioneers in the field of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) present an edited volume that outlines how the core ACT processes can be applied to religious and spiritual care approaches. If you are a clergy leader or pastoral counselor, people struggling with difficult situations or life traumas frequently turn to you for guidance. And while you’re passionate about helping, you may be unprepared for counseling people with certain mental health challenges. On the other hand, if you are a psychotherapist, you may need guidance in supporting your client’s religious belief system in therapy. In either case, this book presents a powerful road map to help you provide the best care. In this book, you’ll find a complete overview of ACT, as well as strategies for integrating ACT and issues related to spirituality. You’ll also learn how the core processes of ACT—such as commitment to change and values-based living—can be seamlessly tied into spiritual and religious counseling, no matter your faith or therapeutic background. By teaching you how to fuse conceptual psychological and spiritual principles, this book will provide you with the tools needed to enhance your counseling skill set.

A Handbook of Chaplaincy Studies

Understanding Spiritual Care in Public Places
Author: Revd Dr Christopher Swift,Revd Canon Dr Andrew Todd,Revd Dr Mark Cobb
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472434064
Category: Religion
Page: 362
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An invaluable compendium of case-studies, academic reflection and critical enquiry, this Handbook offers a fresh understanding of traditional, contemporary and innovative forms of spiritual practice as they are witnessed in the public sphere. Providing a wide-ranging appraisal of chaplaincy in an era of religious complexity and emergent spiritualities, this pioneering book is a major contribution to a relatively underdeveloped field and sets out how the phenomenon of chaplaincy can be better understood and its practice more robust and informed.

The Law of Organized Religions

Between Establishment and Secularism
Author: Julian Rivers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199226105
Category: Law
Page: 368
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This book offers the first modern systematic account of the law that applies to religious bodies. It sets the modern law in its historical context, and examines the major controversies relating to the legal control of religious practice, including faith schools, faith-based welfare provision, and the human rights law protecting religious freedom.

Anglican Spiritual Direction

Author: Peter Ball
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 081922670X
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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An overview of the distinctive Anglican tradition of spiritual guidance, looking at five centuries of history alongside an analysis of contemporary practice.

Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement: State and local

Author: Larry E. Sullivan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780761926498
Category: Social Science
Page: 1450
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This three-volume Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement provides a comprehensive, critical, and descriptive examination of all facets of law enforcement on the state and local, federal and national, and international stages. This work is a unique reference source that provides readers with informed discussions on the practice and theory of policing in an historical and contemporary framework. The volumes treat subjects that are particular to the area of state and local, federal and national, and international policing. Many of the themes and issues of policing cut across disciplinary borders, however, and several entries provide comparative information that places the subject in context.

Nursing Knowledge and Practice E-Book

Author: Maggie Mallik,Carol Hall,David Howard
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702037524
Category: Medical
Page: 504
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Nursing knowledge and practice is a comprehensive textbook which forms an ideal basis for foundation nursing students. The core emphasis in the organisation and presentation of knowledge in this third edition remains focused on the in-depth knowledge required by nurses to deliver care in the practice setting. The chapter contents encompass knowledge that applies to all branches of nursing e.g. Communication, Confusion, Aggression and Rehabilitation Safety and Risk, Infection Control, Medicines etc. The structure of all chapters is unique in integrating knowledge from subject areas often taught separately in the nursing curriculum. This enables the foundation student to integrate this range of knowledge in making decisions about the delivery of nursing care to patients/clients in all fields of nursing. Exercises are included to encourage reflection on practice and develop critical thinking skills. It also promotes the expansion of professional knowledge through the development of portfolio evidence. Building on the outstanding success of previous editions the authors have drawn extensively on current best evidence, including research, policy and substantial internet based resources, reflecting UK and international perspectives. • Each chapter begins with an overview of the content and concludes with a summary to help evaluate learning • Case studies reflect the diverse range of client needs and care settings of the four nursing branches and help relate theory to practice • Reflective exercises and suggestions for portfolio evidence, along with decision-making activities, promote reflection on personal experience and links to nursing practice using a problem-based approach • Current research is highlighted throughout, demonstrating the evidence-base for practice decisions. • Key web sites, annotated further reading and references encourage readers to pursue contemporary evidence that underpins competency-based practice. Full colour throughout Content fully updated in line with developments in clinical practice, teaching requirements and the evidence-base Free electronic ancillaries on Evolve enhance the knowledge provided in each chapter with additional information, exercises and resources An introductory chapter on ‘Nursing Knowledge and Practice’ explores the role and context of nursing, nationally and internationally, providing foundation information on core knowledge areas common to all nursing curricula.

In the Shadow of Our Steeples

Pastoral Presence for Families Coping with Mental Illness
Author: Stewart D. Govig *Deceased*
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135785031
Category: Medical
Page: 138
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In the Shadow of Our Steeples: Pastoral Presence for Families Coping with Mental Illness helps you and other experts and quasi-experts in the field of religious and family counseling to give sound direction and guidance to family members who are caring for a loved one who suffers from mental illness. You'll find many avenues of care and counseling that will greatly enhance your ability to lend support and encouragement in situations where the burden of care seems too great for only a few individuals to lift. In reading it, you'll find your options increase tenfold, and you'll become a better symbol and resource of faith for these unique families. Inside In the Shadow of Our Steeples, you'll discover how to cure the obsession with success that too often goes along with counseling situations that involve mental illness. You'll also discover a greater, more enduring strain of Christian love, full of surprising joys, caring, and hope. Geared toward moving parishes away from public stigmas and toward a collective ministry of presence, this book beckons to those clergy who know and believe that a far more understanding and far-reaching form of counseling exists. Specifically, you'll learn about these and other long-sought-after aids: establishing theological foundations and goal-setting in the area of pastoral care countering the stigmas of mental illness using biblical studies and models using a “ministry of presence” to analyze chronic illness and promote “rehabilitation in the absence of cure” bringing clergy and mental health professionals into a collaborative arena of care improving the relationship of professional chaplains to clergy in ordinary parish settings Overall, In the Shadow of Our Steeples helps bring together the sufferer, the family, the civil servant, and the religious counselor into one synergistic group of rehabilitative influence. This sound guide's specific examples and proven strategies will help turn your despair into hope, even in the face of chronic mental illness.

The Christ Chaplain

The Way to a Deeper, More Effective Hospital Ministry
Author: Robert John Pennington,M. Basil Pennington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0789006472
Category: Religion
Page: 68
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The Christ Chaplain: The Way to a Deeper, More Effective Hospital Ministry is an instructive guidebook for health care chaplains who struggle with the high levels of stress that have become commonplace in modern medicine as they work longer hours for lower wages - yet get to spend less time with patients. This unique book from Father M. Basil (Robert) Pennington, who passed away in 2005, cuts to the real heart of the matter - job burnout - by emphasizing not what a chaplain does, but what a chaplain is. This guide teaches chaplains how to achieve better spiritual health by practicing spiritual self-care through centering prayer.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Military art and science
Page: N.A
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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology

Author: Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444345729
Category: Religion
Page: 640
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Through a series of essays contributed by leading experts in the field, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology presents an introduction to practical theology as a major area of Christian study and practice, including an overview of its key developments, themes, methods, and future directions. The first comprehensive reference work to provide a survey, description and analysis of practical theology as an area of study A range of leading scholars in the field provide original contributions on the major areas, issues, and figures in practical theology Reviews an extensive range of methods for studying theology in practice, along with sub-disciplines in theological education such as pastoral care and preaching Covers developments in the discipline in a range of global contexts and distinct Christian traditions Shows how practical theology is relevant to everyday life

Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge

Or, Dictionary of the Bible, Theology, Religious Biography, All Religions, Ecclesiastical History, and Missions
Author: John Newton Brown,George Palmer Tyler
Publisher: N.A
Category: Missions
Page: 1275
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Our Father

Where Are the Fathers?
Author: Jonathan D. Keaton,Ernest S. Lyght
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426748531
Category: Religion
Page: 120
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Ernest Lyght and Johnathan Keaton are fathers and United Methodist Bishops who have come together to share their firsthand experience of the responsibilities, trials, and joys of fatherhood. With God the Father as their example, Bishops Lyght and Keaton take a look at their own fathers, themselves as fathers, and the lack of fathers in the homes of African-American families. They lift up examples given to us by Jesus of how fathers can nuture, hold accountable and affirm those around them in the same way God does.

Medical-Surgical Nursing - E-Book

Concepts & Practice
Author: Susan C. deWit,Candice K. Kumagai
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323293212
Category: Medical
Page: 1264
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The clear, concise, and cutting-edge medical-surgical nursing content in Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts & Practice, 2nd Edition provides the solid foundation you need to pass the NCLEX Examination and succeed as a new nurse. It builds on the fundamentals of nursing and covers roles, settings, health care trends, all body systems and their disorders, emergency and disaster management, and mental health nursing. Written by noted authors Susan deWit and Candice Kumagai, Medical-Surgical Nursing reflects current national LPN/LVN standards with its emphasis on safety as well as complementary and alternative therapies.

Reifes Leben

Eine spirituelle Reise
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 3451808900
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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Richard Rohrs Buch über die spirituelle Dimension des Älter- und Reiferwerdens: Was ist von Bedeutung auf der Lebensreise? Während Menschen in der ersten Hälfte in Beruf und Partnerschaft an der »Form" ihres Lebens arbeiten, rückt in der zweiten Lebenshälfte dessen »Inhalt" in den Mittelpunkt. Darüber entscheiden nicht zuerst Altersstufen, sondern vor allem Erfahrungen des Loslassens und wie wir damit umgehen - auf dem Weg zu unserem »wahren Selbst".

Chaplaincy in Law Enforcement

What is it and how to Do it
Author: David W. De Revere
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398075956
Category: Law
Page: 138
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Thoroughly revised and rewritten, this new second edition serves as a comprehensive first step for law enforcement departments seeking a police chaplain as well as a useful resource for the experienced police chaplain. This text is a manual of procedures, concepts, guidelines, and forms that are presented in plain, clear language, yet with substantial depth of knowledge. Major topics include how to get started as a Chaplain; how to relate to law enforcement department people; theological foundations; confidentiality; crisis intervention and counseling; death notifications; disasters; domestic disputes; officer deaths and funerals; addicted officers; hostage negotiations; and victim assistance. In addition, the Appendices offer resources for services; the Chaplain's Code of Ethics; a model for starting a chaplaincy program; requirements to be a chaplain; the Chaplain's Oath; plus where and how to receive chaplain training. All of the above features serve to fulfill the central purpose of the book: to enable law enforcement administrators to establish a program for chaplaincy, and, for experienced chaplains, to find new ideas to add to what they are doing. This book will also help parish clergy and leaders understand the role of law enforcement chaplaincy within a community. - Publisher.