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Spirituality and Meaning Making in Chronic Illness: How Spiritual Caregi

vers Can Help People Navigate Long-term Health Conditions
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Many spiritual caregivers, including chaplains, spiritual directors and clergy, are unaware of how they can support people with chronic health conditions. This book combines insights on chronic illness with spiritual care skills and suggestions to enhance well-being for people living with long-term illness.
Using a narrative approach, the author reflects on the stories of two women - Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, who travels from Kansas (a state of health) to Oz (an illness experience), alongside the author's personal experiences of managing an incurable autoimmune disease. C hapters will include guidelines and exercises that help equip caregivers to facilitate healing with people who live with long-term health conditions.
Introduction; 1. The Calm Before The Storm: Wellness In The Foreground; 2. The Wicked Witch Of The West: Illness And Meaning Making; 3. The Yellow Brick Road: Losses And Grief On The Illness Journey; 4. Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion In The Haunted Forest: Spiritual Struggles And Spiritual Coping; 5. The Wizard Of Oz: Healers And Hope; 6. Return To Kansas: Spiritual Growth And A New Normal; Glossary
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