Epilogue: Allied Health and Spiritual Care
Mathisen, B.A. & Carey, L.B. (2018).
Allied Health and Spiritual Care. In: Carey, L.B. & Mathisen, B.A. Spiritual Care for Allied Health Practice: A Person-Centered Approach (Chapter 12: pp: 257-266). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers [ISBN 9781785922206].
Summary: This chapter provides an overview of the perspectives of various allied health practitioners regarding spirituality and their allied health practice. Audiologists, art therapists, healthcare chaplains, ergonomists, music therapists, occupational therapists, paramedics, prosthetists/orthotists, social workers, and speech-language pathologists have all noted the relevant evidence (or a lack thereof ) within the literature for their professional involvement in appropriate spiritual care of their clients. A summary is provided explaining what can be learnt from these various allied healthcare perspectives and what the future may hold for spiritual care and allied heath practice.