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Spirituality, Counseling, And Psychology
It is difficult to marry two very different systems and try to use one to explain the other. Since religion, which some would say is synonymous with spirituality, is more a set of beliefs and faith-based practices and psychology, the study of the mind and mental processes, tries to be as scientific and reasonable as possible, it seems that one could not be effectively used to study the other. However, since psychology does examine human behavior and try make since of it from a mental standpoint, that would seem to be a reasonable basis for understanding at least the basics of religious belief. Many different attempts have been made to determine what religion (spirituality is from the point-of-view of psychology), and the two books discussed here are examples of some of the approaches that have been used. This paper compares the study of religion by psychologists in….
According to the holistic model of care, a lot of nurses should contemplate their patients' spiritual necessities so that they can give them the total patient care that they deserve (Govier, 2000). There is rising consciousness of the influence that spiritual happiness can do for a patient's real and apparent health and excellence of life (Chibnall et al., 2002; Mount, 2003). Spirituality and spiritual care in the past years is gaining a lot of drive in the present nursing field. Draper and McSherry (2002) mention that it has arose out of nowhere to occupy a noticeable part of present health care. Furthermore, inside the nursing occupation, an emphasis on people as bio psychosocial-spiritual beings is expanding acknowledgement. This view is founded on the basis that there should be a balance or stability of mind, body and spirit for the preservation of health in an individual (Stoll, 1989; Stooter, 1995). On….
Aldacchino, D., & Draper, P. (2001). Spiritual coping strategies: a review of the nursing research literature. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 34(6), 833-841.
Culliford, L. (2002). Spirituality and clinical care. British Medical Journal, 325(7378), 1434-1435.
McEwen, M., & Wills, E.M. (Eds.). (2007). THeoretical Basis For Nursing (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Miller-Keane. (1997). Concept. In Encyclopedia & Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Allied Health (6th ed., p. 362). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company.
Given a society that is disenchanted with the "ideological and political aspects of religion" the answer would be to embrace the kind of spiritualism that works effectively for healthcare professionals, Pesut continues, because it rejects the social influence of religious dogma and sets the healthcare professional free to interact on a higher level with patients.
Tradition #4: In the twenty-first century, a spirituality that seems ideally suited for healthcare environments has emerged, Pesut explains (2807). The process of spiritual self-help has gained "legitimacy through wisdom traditions" and moreover, it acts to enhance a healthcare worker's "personal power and health" which in turn allows greater, more meaningful care of the patient. A nurse who is emotionally and spiritually healthy is in a better position to relate to the individual spirituality -- no matter what form it takes -- of the patient.
TO (a). There are definite advantages to becoming familiar with patients'….
Ehrlich, Steven. (2011). What is spirituality? University of Maryland Medical Center. Retrieved April 22, 2012, from http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/spirituality-000360.htm .
Pesut, Barbara, Fowler, Marsha, Taylor, Elizabeth J., Reimer-Kirkham, Sheryl, and Sawatzky,
Richard. (2008). Conceptualizing spirituality and religion for healthcare. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 17(21), 2803-2810.
Puchalski, Christina M. (2001). The role of spirituality in health care. PubMed / Baylor
SPIITUALITY, ELIGION, & NUSING
eligion is an institutional practice of beliefs regarding a wide variety of aspects that are fundamental to identity and existence. eligion has set practices, beliefs, systems, and rituals that believers follow. eligions often have official texts that explain the history, the reasoning, and the metaphors used within that religion. eligions are distinctive in that there are set rules and often ceremonies along the followers' lives that commemorate special events or moments in life or in the religion. eligion gives structure and meaning to life and to the universe for followers. eligion is a very old form of human culture that extends back into the earliest moments of human history. For many devout followers, religion provides purpose, meaning, and context to their lives, actions, and choices. eligion can give people a direction and a lifestyle choice. It can help them get through the beauty and the struggles of….
Goddard, N.C. (1995). 'Spirituality as integrative energy': a philosophical analysis as requisite precursor to holistic nursing practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 22, 808 -- 815.
Goldberg, B. (1998). Connection: an exploration of spirituality in nursing care. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 27, 836 -- 842.
Narayanasamy, A. (1999). A review of spirituality as applied to nursing. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 36, 117 -- 125.
Paley, J. (2006) Spirituality and secularization: nursing and the sociology of religion. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 17, 175 -- 186.
The energy of our larger, spiritual self significantly influences the way in which brain chemistry and neuro-transmitters work, and when changes are made to the flow or current, these can selectively improve the situation so that a new balance within the brain is achieved." Thus, in her view, spirituality creates an energy which influences our body chemistry, which in turn controls feelings of depression.
Joe Bulao Jr. (Date Unknown), insists that the "the root cause is spiritual." Based on his assertion, he further claims that "only a spiritual cure can get rid of depression once and for all." Though this may work for some, it does not address the chemical imbalances which are present in persons whom are diagnosed with depression. Though this is an extreme, he is probably correct that spirituality is important based on research conducted by others.
Simon Dein (Date Unknown), stated that, "A number of recent authors….
Bulao, Joe Jr. (2011). The Cure for Depression. Retrieved March 12, 2012, from http://lightomega.org/Articles/SpirViewDepression1.html
Dein, Simon (2006). Religion, spirituality and depression: implications for research and treatment. Primary Care and Community Psychiatry, 11(2), 67-72. Retrieved March 12,
2012, from http://www.yuschoolpartnership.org/attachments/article/86/religionasprotectionfromdepr ession.pdf
Good, Jennifer J. (2010). Integration of Spirituality and Cognitive-behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Depression . Psychology Dissertations. Paper 55. Retrieved March 12,
These are some of the positive functions of a religion.
In other ways, religion has a negative impact on the individual and society at large. Some people become obsessed with religion because they find it easier to block out opposing points-of-view than to accept plurality and uncertainty. Instead of seeking rational solutions to problems, some people turn to the irrationality of religion. A person can be spiritual without being religious, which is one reason why I feel that organized religion is unnecessary. I have also noticed the ways that people use religion as a means to segregate themselves or create divisions in the world. Religion has undoubtedly caused more problems than it has solved.
The ridicule surrounding initial performances by Susan Boyle are based mainly on the fact that the woman does not look like a typical popular music star. She does not have attractive facial features, and does not….
Spirituality Positively Affects Those With Terminal Illness
Medicine and the dimension of spirituality were before bounded apart from each other in terms of belief, specifically in the field of science. As a universal practice, the field of medicine functions as a single dimension, focusing on the medical model of seeking the causes and solutions from scientific perspectives. Until recently, however, many patients of terminal illnesses such as cancer and heart disease have claimed the correlation of their religion and faith in sustaining their hope to recover from illnesses. This assertion has caught the attention of diverse health professions and lead to conduction of research and studies in the analysis of religion or spirituality as element in medical process.
This paper aims to explore the assertions and idea of spirituality as being able to help in the healing process of terminally ill patients. The recognition of values of elements such as faith and….
Koenig, H. (2003). Religion, Spirituality and Health: an American Physician's Response. MJA, 178, 51-52.
Culliford, L. (2002). Spirituality and Clinical Care.
BMJ 325, 1434-1435.
Post, S., Puchalski, C., Larson, D. (2000). Physicians and Patient Spirituality: Professional Boundaries, Competency, and Ethics. Annals of Internal Medicine,132 (7), 578-582.
Similarly the Ayurvedic tradition of India emphasized rest and relaxation and nutritional well-being, along with various mentally stimulating exercises. Ayurvedic resorts are still popular in the East. Buddhism is also viewed as an avenue out of depression -- a mode to enlightenment. Nonetheless, as James C.-Y. Chou (2005) states, "The concept of psychological depression in Eastern cultures is not as well accepted as it is in Western cultures. In fact, the whole idea of illness in Eastern cultures is based on physical illness…if they have a psychological illness, then they are perceived as being a persistently mentally ill patient as you would see in a state hospital…it's stigmatized."
Perhaps more than any ancient civilization, the Greeks "took a great interest in the human psyche and especially in madness. Plato who lived in the 5th and 4th centuries BC speaks about two kinds of madness, one with a divine origin and another….
Anselm. (1903). Proslogium. [Sidney Norton Deane trans.]. Sacred-texts.com.
Retrieved from http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/ans/ans008.htm
Aristotle. (2006). On the Soul. [Smith, J.A., trans.]. KS: Digireads.com Publishing.
Baltimore Catechism No. 1. (1885). Project Gutenberg. Retrieved from http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/14551/pg14551.html
Spirituality is often equated with religiosity and then fundamentally neglected in medical care, as a result of the perceived need to limit potential sensitive and personal discussion, especially with regard to differences of opinion regarding beliefs and practices between all individuals involved. (Tanyi, 2006) Yet, religion and religious beliefs are only a very small part of spirituality and there are a number of nursing interventions that have little if nothing to do with religion and a great deal to do with holistic health and wellness.
There is a recognized connection between spirituality and health, and nurse leaders have acknowledged the importance of the spiritual as well as the physical in providing optimal nursing care. Spirituality goes beyond religious or cultural boundaries. Spirituality is characterized by faith, a search for meaning and purpose in life, a sense of connection with others, and a transcendence of self, resulting in a sense of inner….
Baldacchino, D.R. (2006). Nursing competencies for spiritual care. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 15 (7), 885-896.
Buck, H.G. (2006). Spirituality: Concept analysis and model development. Holistic Nursing Practice, 20 (6), 288-292.
Delgado, C. (2006). A Discussion of the concept of spirituality. Nursing Science Quarterly, 18 (2), 157-162.
Lane, M.R. (2005). Creativity and spirituality in nursing: Implementing art in healing. Holistic Nursing Practice, 19 (3), 122-125.
Spirituality and Its Affects on ellness
During the past few years, spirituality and its affects on health have received a great deal of attention. The media often reports stories concerning prayer and meditation practices that appear to have positive results for many individuals with diseases and/or disabilities. Recent medical studies indicate that people who are spiritual tend to exhibit fewer self-destructive behaviors and stress, and seem to have a greater total life satisfaction (How pp). Although the majority of the research linking spiritual and physical health involves elderly patients, the data does indicate a possible connection between spirituality and over-all health for individuals of all ages (How pp). However, the fact that spirituality has been shown to reduce depression, improve blood pressure, and boost the immune system, it must be cautioned that religious beliefs should not interfere with necessary and prescribed medical care (How pp). Yet, spirituality together with proper medical….
Flannelly, Kevin J. (2004, December 01). The role of religion/spirituality for cancer patients and their caregivers.(Featured CME Topic: Spirituality). Southern Medical Journal. Retrieved June 02, 2005 from eLibrary.
Hight, Ellen. (2001, January 01). Spirituality and Medical Practice: Using the HOPE
Questions as a Practical Tool for Spiritual Assessment.
American Family Physician. Retrieved June 02, 2005 from eLibrary.
easons Against Spirituality in the Workplace
Employers face what organizational behavior authorities call an ethical dilemma (Judge & obbins, 2007); namely, whether or not spirituality should exist in the workplace. Although the knee jerk reaction of the employer would be to promote workplace spirituality as a means of improving productivity, morale and ethics, not all workers agree that spirituality in the workplace is a positive thing, for a variety of reasons.
Some people purposely keep their work and personal lives separate, and do not feel that they should have to be exposed to anyone else's personal values and beliefs while earning a living. Also, there is the very real fear that an employee could be discriminated against if their spiritual mindset differs from that of superiors or co-workers. A word should also be said about the concept of religious freedom.
While it is true that there is a difference between spirituality and religion….
Cited, N. (1952). The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Revised Standard Version (Rev. ed.). Toronto: Thomas Nelson & Sons.
Fairholm, G.W. (1997). Capturing the Heart of Leadership Spirituality and Community in the New American Workplace. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
Judge, T., & Robbins, S. (2007). Organizational Behavior (13th ed.). New York: Prentice Hall.
Spirituality in the Workplace
I would ask the person why she was interested in this specific religion and what she thought it could provide in the final days of her life.
Although my first urge might be to tell her that she should rather adopt my own belief system, I do not believe that this would be the correct course of action. As a spiritual person, I believe in the right of everyone to choose his or her own path. I have no right to interfere with these choices, since they are so highly individualized. According to Kessler's various definitions of spirituality, it seems that each person and religious group adopts the system that is most comfortable and comforting to them.
The same would be the case for my dying friend. Not being in her shoes, I do not know exactly how she feels or what she needs. Just like in every other case, I….
The concept of the separation of Church and State has often been thought to be part of the original Founding Father's perception of religion and part of the Constitution. Essentially, this phrase means that there is a Constitutional mandate that there will be no State religion, and that the sociological roles often attributed to religion will, in fact, be manages by the State. This ideal, formulated by Enlightenment thinker John Locke, was part of the social contract between government and citizens which was used by the Founding Fathers to form and organize the new epublic. The intent was to protect the individual from the State requiring a certain religion, not to protect the State from religion -- an important distinction as the epublic grew. This, however, did not mean that the founders of the epublic were anti-religious -- quite the contrary. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington both were extremely devout,….
Karlsen, M., et al. (2013). "They Never Listen": Towards a Grounded Theory of the Role Played by Trusted Adults in the Spiritual Lives of Children. Mental Health, Religion and Culture. 17 (3): 297-312.
Learner, R., et al. (2009). On Making Humans Human: Spirituality and the Promotion of Positive Youth Development, In, Roehlkepartain, E., ed. The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Maclear, J. (1995). Church and State in the Modern Age. New York: Oxford University
My concern was that, as has been the case for so many adults in this generation, our children have been desensitized to their spiritual selves by the loud cacophony of media.
Slide 5-What I Have Discovered:
Fortunately, a key discovery for me during the course of this study was the fact that children are inherently more susceptible to and in touch with their spiritual selves. For adults, it can often be difficult to find access to this part of the psyche. It often becomes crowded out by the more practical and pedestrian demands of everyday life. But children are not yet encumbered by these practical demands and, as such, tend to still approach the world with a sense of wonder and newness. These are the qualities of a spiritual being, even if the child is not inherently conscious of this fact.
Slide 6-Where it Will Take Me:
These finds will help to formulate….
hether one considers it a place of communion with God and those who left before us or whether we think of it as a place of eternal beauty and sunlight is neither here nor there. I think that it is important for us to contemplate what happens to us when we die even though it creates major conundrums (at least for me). It confuses me and it brings me anxiety. In writing this paper I have been able really think about my own beliefs and I will admit that I have been skeptical. I have felt in the past that religion was created by people in order to keep others behaving rightly -- and maybe so, but what is so wrong about that? I personally like having some kind of structure to my life. I like believing that my grandfather who died ten years ago is in Heaven watching….
Burton, Vicki Tolar. Spiritual Literacy in John Wesley's Methodism: Reading, Writing,
and Speaking to Believe (Studies in Rhetoric and Religion. Baylor University
Press; illustrated edition, 2008.
Harper, J. Stephen. The Way to Heaven: The Gospel According to John Wesley.
Mythology - Religion
Spirituality, Counseling, And Psychology It is difficult to marry two very different systems and try to use one to explain the other. Since religion, which some would say is synonymous…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
Spirituality According to the holistic model of care, a lot of nurses should contemplate their patients' spiritual necessities so that they can give them the total patient care that they…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
Given a society that is disenchanted with the "ideological and political aspects of religion" the answer would be to embrace the kind of spiritualism that works effectively for…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
SPIITUALITY, ELIGION, & NUSING Beliefs eligion is an institutional practice of beliefs regarding a wide variety of aspects that are fundamental to identity and existence. eligion has set practices, beliefs, systems,…Read Full Paper ❯
The energy of our larger, spiritual self significantly influences the way in which brain chemistry and neuro-transmitters work, and when changes are made to the flow or current,…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
These are some of the positive functions of a religion. In other ways, religion has a negative impact on the individual and society at large. Some people become obsessed…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
Spirituality Positively Affects Those With Terminal Illness Medicine and the dimension of spirituality were before bounded apart from each other in terms of belief, specifically in the field of science.…Read Full Paper ❯
Similarly the Ayurvedic tradition of India emphasized rest and relaxation and nutritional well-being, along with various mentally stimulating exercises. Ayurvedic resorts are still popular in the East. Buddhism is…Read Full Paper ❯
Health - Nursing
Spirituality is often equated with religiosity and then fundamentally neglected in medical care, as a result of the perceived need to limit potential sensitive and personal discussion, especially with…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
Spirituality and Its Affects on ellness During the past few years, spirituality and its affects on health have received a great deal of attention. The media often reports stories concerning…Read Full Paper ❯
easons Against Spirituality in the Workplace Employers face what organizational behavior authorities call an ethical dilemma (Judge & obbins, 2007); namely, whether or not spirituality should exist in the workplace.…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
I would ask the person why she was interested in this specific religion and what she thought it could provide in the final days of her life. Although my…Read Full Paper ❯
Spirituality The concept of the separation of Church and State has often been thought to be part of the original Founding Father's perception of religion and part of the Constitution.…Read Full Paper ❯
My concern was that, as has been the case for so many adults in this generation, our children have been desensitized to their spiritual selves by the loud…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
hether one considers it a place of communion with God and those who left before us or whether we think of it as a place of eternal beauty…Read Full Paper ❯