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Spirituality and Health

Multidisciplinary Explorations

edited by Augustine Meier, Thomas St James O’Connor & Peter L. VanKatwyk

Publisher
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2006
Category
Counseling, Spirituality, Prayer & Spiritual
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780889209091
    Publish Date
    Jan 2006
    List Price
    $42.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780889204775
    Publish Date
    Dec 2005
    List Price
    $42.99

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Spirituality and Health: Multidisciplinary Explorations examines the relationship between health/well-being and spirituality. Chap-lains and pastoral counsellors offer evidence-based research on the importance of spirituality in holistic health care, and practitioners in the fields of occupational therapy, clinical psychology, nursing, and oncology share how spirituality enters into their healing practices. Unique for its diversity, this collection explores the relationship between biomedical, psychological, and spiritual points of view about health and healing.

About the authors

Augustine Meier teaches in health sciences at Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario, is an adjunct research professor in the Department of Psychology, Carleton University, Ottawa, and a clinical psychologist in private practice.

Thomas St. James O’Connor holds the Delton J. Glebe Chair, Pastoral Counselling and is also the director of pastoral care and counselling at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. He is an associate clinical professor in family medicine at McMaster University, and was a teaching chaplain at both Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Josephs Health Care in Hamilton, Ontario.

Peter L. VanKatwyk has been involved in therapy practice, clinical education programs, and the pastoral counselling program at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Waterloo, Ontario.

Augustine Meier's profile page

Thomas St. James O’Connor holds the Delton J. Glebe Chair, Pastoral Counselling and is also the director of pastoral care and counselling at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. He is an associate clinical professor in family medicine at McMaster University, and was a teaching chaplain at both Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Josephs Health Care in Hamilton, Ontario.

Thomas St James O’Connor's profile page

Peter L. VanKatwyk has, in the last 25 years, conducted a therapy practice and directed clinical education programs as a supervisor certified by the Canadian Association of Pastoral Practice and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He has also taught and directed the pastoral counseling program at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Waterloo, Canada.

Peter L. VanKatwyk's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"The multidisciplinary perspective becomes the lens that brings to light the exceptional contribution of both health-care and pastoral workers. The bibliography and resource materials are extensive."

Toronto Journal of Theology, 23: 1, Spring 2007

"Deftly co-edited and compiled...Spirituality and Health presents an invaluable reference for all readers seeking an understanding of their spiritual-self's contribution to their physical wellness."

Midwest Book Review

"Characterized by careful attention to the latest research...Spirituality and Health: Multidisciplinary Explorations presents a quite positive approach to a useful conversation among theoreticians and practitioners involved in health care, whether their primary concern is the spiritual or physical needs of their patients/clients.... [T]he authors and editors...are to be commended for an excellent and well-grounded volume that takes seriously the concerns of many...that health care deal with the whole person.... The writing is accessible and enlightening to the non-professional, as well as to those who work as pastoral counselors or chaplains."

Canadian Ethnic Studies, 40: 1, 2008

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