New book on spiritual care in Danish

Dear All, Here is a book that may be of interest. Munksgaard publishes a textbook on spiritual care. Editors: Vibeke Østergaard Steenfeldt, Niels Christian Hvidt og Dorte Toudal Viftrup. SPIRITUAL CARE describes a cross-disciplinary core service, which is of great importance for how patients and citizens experience difficult living conditions. Historically, spiritual care has been crucial […]

New Book at Springer “Spirituality in Healthcare: Perspectives for Innovative Practice”

  Dear All, This new book with individual chapters accessible at Springer might be of interest to many: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-04420-6  From the presentation of the book: This book provides a condensed but comprehensive up-to-date overview of spirituality and its application to health care. The need for healthcare workers to provide spiritual care or meet patients’ spiritual needs […]

Hostility to Hospitality: Spirituality and Professional Socialization within Medicine

Dear Friends and Colleagues,  Tracy and Michael Balboni from Harvard Medical School have published an interesting book together titled Hostility to Hospitality: Spirituality and Professional Socialization within Medicine with Oxford University Press: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/hostility-to-hospitality-9780199325764?cc=dk&lang=en& There have been many interesting responses to the book.  There is an entire special issue of Society with reflections on and responses to the […]

At møde verden med undren – Dannelse, innovation og organisatorisk udvikling i et værensfilosofisk perspektiv

Finn Thorbjørn Hansen At arbejde undringsdrevet flytter horisonten for vores arbejde. I praksis vender en sådan horisontforskydning op og ned på de processer, vi er blevet vant til at bruge i udviklings- og innovationssammenhænge. Vi skal begynde at gøre noget andet – og der er noget, vi skal holde op med! I At møde verden […]

Book: Meaning-making Methods for Coping with Serious Illness

In their new book, the Fereshteh Ahmadi and Nader Ahmadi explore the influence of culture on choice of coping methods, be they purely religious, spiritual or existential. The term “existential meaning-making coping” is used to describe coping methods that are related to existential questions; these methods include religious, spiritual and existential coping methods. Meaning-making Methods for […]

Bog: Hospice – æstetik, eksistens, omsorg

Bogen “Hospice – æstetik, eksistens, omsorg” er en ny forskningsbaseret antologi om hospicebevægelsens æstetik, etik og omsorg, som netop nu blevet udgivet. Bogens forfattere kommer fra forskellige grene af videnskaben, bl.a. sygeplejen, teologien, filosofi og antropologi, og bogen giver derfor en bredspektret indsigt i den forskning, som de senere år er foretaget på de danske hospicer. I […]

Kræften og kraften. Hverdagskristendom i et netværksteologisk perspektiv. Af cand.theol., ph.d. Christine Tind Johannessen-Henry

I bogen “Kræften og Kraften. Hverdagskristendom i et netværksteologisk perspektiv” har cand.theol., ph.d. Christine Tind Johannessen-Henry undersøgt, hvordan kristendom eksisterer i vores hverdagsliv. Bogen handler om de måder, tro viser sig på, når vi er blevet ramt af begivenheder som alvorlig sygdom, og om troens intensitet, når vi er truet på vores eksistens. Fremstillingen er […]

“The epidemiology of lost meaning: A study in psychology of religion and existential public health in a Swedish context” by Cecilia A. Melder

Dear Network, Cecilia A. Melder, a psychologist of religion from Uppsala Universitet in Sweden, has finished her treatise “The epidemiology of lost meaning: A study in psychology of religion and existential public health in a Swedish context”. Abstract The existential dimension has gained importance in health studies in the last decades (Moreira-Almeida & Koenig, 2006; […]

“Hvad i alverden er meningen? Om at leve med kronisk sygdom og handicap” by Lisbeth Riisager Henriksen (red.)

On April 14 the book “Hvad i alverden er meningen? Om at leve med kronisk sygdom og handicap” by Lisbeth Riisager Henriksen (red.) was published. This book is about living with a chronic disease and handicap.

Thesis by Susan Strang: EXISTENTIAL CHALLENGES AND COPING IN PALLIATIVE CANCER CARE – Experiences of patients and family members

Susan Strang has defended a ph.d.-thesis at the Karolinske Institutet in Sweden in 2008 with the title Existential Challenges and Coping in Palliative Care – Experiences of patients and family members. It is now available here. She has other interesting article with relevance for the field of faith and health, published with her brother Peter Strang: Existential […]