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Spirituality and Social Care
Contributing to Personal and Community Well-being
by Edited by Mary Nash and Bruce Stewart

This comprehensive and much-needed resource is for professionals and students in social care, who are required to engage with the spiritual dimension of their therapeutic work with clients.

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This comprehensive and much-needed resource is for professionals and students in social care, who are required to engage with the spiritual dimension of their therapeutic work with clients. The authors, who include social workers, mental health professionals, religious professionals and academics, show how they have developed ways of applying their own and their clients' spirituality in their practice. They describe their work in an international range of human service contexts including: working with grief and loss; community development work; working across cultures; social justice work; social work teaching and learning.

The client groups they cover include children, older people, individuals with learning disabilities, and ethnic minority and indigenous groups. Drawing on theological and philosophical ideas from different cultures, this much-needed resource gives guidance on and examples of practice that together enable the reader to explore and develop the role of spiritual awareness in their work. It is an essential resource for all those training or practising in social work, mental health, pastoral care and counselling.

2002, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Introduction, Bruce Stewart and Mary Nash. 1. Spirituality and social justice, Jim Consedine, Restorative Justice Network, New Zealand. 2. Spirituality and culture, Bruce Stewart, Jan Sterling Centre, Yellowknife, Canada. 3. Vocation and social care, Mary Eastham, Catholic Teriary Chaplain, Massey University. 4. Spirituality and volunteers: the leaven in the dough, Mary Woods, Community Liaison Chaplain for people with intellectual disabilities, New Zealand. 5. Being, loving and contributing, Ksenija Napan, UNITEC Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, New Zealand. 6. Spirituality and social work in a culturally appropriate curriculum, Mary Nash, Massey University, New Zealand. 7. Integrating Western and Aboriginal healing practices, Bruce Stewart and Romeo Beatch, Jan Sterling Centre, Yellowknife, Canada. 8. Talk Story, Bruce Stewart and Ross Wheeler, Jan Sterling Centre, Yellowknife, Canada. 9. Heroes' journeys: Children's expression of spirituality through play, Judith Morris, Social Work consultant in child care/therapist, New Zealand. 10. Spirituality and people with disabilities, Patrick Favaro, L'Arche, Calgary, Canada. 11. End of life planning with the aged, Randolph Herman, University of St. Thomas and the College of St. Catherine, Minnesota, USA. References. Index.


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