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Occupational Therapy and Spiritual Care

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posted on 26.04.2018 by Gjyn O’Toole, Elelwani Ramugondo
Gjyn O’Toole &
Elelwani Ramugondo
(2018). Occupational Therapy and Spiritual Care. In: Carey, L.B. & Mathisen, B.A. Spiritual Care for Allied Health Practice: A Person-Centered Approach (Chapter 4: pp: 66-93). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers [ISBN 9781785922206]. DOI10.4225/22/5ae178428074d

Summary: This chapter consolidates the important points of the discussion about spirituality. It considers the inclusion of both spirituality and religious beliefs of individual people to be an essential component of OT practice. It presents results of relevant research identifying both barriers to implementing spiritual care in OT practice and how to overcome these. The chapter also considers the role of occupational therapists relating to spiritual care, suggesting possible ways to include it in everyday practice. This chapter indicates the benefits of including the notion of spirituality into OT training programs throughout the world.



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