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49 Ways to Provide Spiritual Care When There is No Chaplain

Primary Author: Donald Koepke, Center for Spirituality and Aging

List of activity ideas, particularly helpful for use in long-term care communities.

Date Last Modified 12/31/2002 On-the-job tool, Other

A Dictionary of Patients' Spiritual & Cultural Values for Health Care Professionals

Primary Author: HealthCare Chaplaincy

This is "a guide that is meant to describe beliefs and practices generally found within a particular cultural or religious group." The purpose is to help healthcare providers meet the Joint Commission's requirement for addressing and maintaining patient rights for their cultural, religious, spiritual, and personal values, and religious and other spiritual practices to be accommodated. Sections include:

Western Religions: Comparison of Jewish, Christian and Muslim Traditions; Judaism; Christianity; Christian Science; Eastern Orthodox; Jehovah's Witness; Mormonism; Protestantism; Roman Catholicism; Seventh-day Adventism; Islam (Muslim); Sunni vs. Shiite

Eastern Religions: Buddhism; Hinduism; Sikhism

Other Religions: Baha'i; Native American; Rastafarian Movement; Santeria; Voodoo; Wicca

Major American Cultures: African-American/Black Culture; Hispanic-American Culture; Native American Culture

African Cultures: Somali-American Culture; Caribbean Cultures; Cuban-American Culture; Haitian-American Culture; Jamaican-American Culture

Middle East/South Asian Cultures: Arab-American Culture; East Indian-American Culture; Iranian-American Culture

East Asian Cultures: Chinese-American Culture; Filipino-American Culture; Japanese-American Culture; Korean-American Culture; Vietnamese-American Culture

Euro-Asian Cultures: Gypsy/Roma Culture; Russian-American Culture

Date Last Modified 09/01/2009 Manual/guide, Report/Document/Book chapter

A Lion in the House DVD Modules for Health Care Education

Primary Author: A Lion in the House, Community Media Productions, Inc.

A compelling set of teaching modules is available from the Emmy Award-winning documentary about children with cancer, A LION IN THE HOUSE. Based on real-life case studies, where things do not always go so well, the stories offer a forum to consider and discuss approaches to helping families navigate life and death issues related to cancer.

The Case Studies in Spirituality and Childhood Cancer Module offers specific, complicated case studies around issues of spirituality during a pediatric medical crisis. The Institute of Medicine defines pediatric palliative care to include the spiritual needs of a family, with a broad view of spirituality as the search for meaning and purpose in life and in death. Many families rely on spiritual resources in times of health-related crises, especially at end-of-life. Yet the majority of medical caregivers do not address issues of spirituality with their patients, with many feeling ill-equipped to do so. This module offers the insight of several veteran pediatric oncologists around spirituality issues.

-Each DVD module contains mini movies shot over a course of six years, competencies & objectives, discussion questions, a recommended resource list, and a PowerPoint presentation.

Date Last Modified 04/01/2010 Video, Case example/study, Clinical practice guidelines, Course curriculum, Website

A multidisciplinary training program for spiritual care in palliative care

Primary Author: Palliative Care Australia

Complete curriculum materials for trainers including, instructor's guide, slide presentations, videos, vignettes, and handouts.

Requires registration with a free account to access.

Date Last Modified 12/31/2007 Course curriculum

A National Framework and Preferred Practices for Palliative and Hospice Care Quality

Primary Author: The National Quality Forum

This report details a framework for palliative and hospice care, intended to serve as a foundation for a quality measurement and reporting system. The report also discusses a set of preferred practices to improve palliative and hospice care.

Spiritual, Religious, and Existential Aspects of Care comprise the 5th domain of palliative and hospice care in this report.

The Executive Summary is available for free download from the page. The full report is free to NQF members and costs $29.99 for non-members.

Date Last Modified 12/01/2006 Report/Document/Book chapter
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