Prosthetics, Orthotics and Spiritual Care

Kerry Fisher,
Anthony Francis,
& Nathan Collins (2018).

Prosthetics, Orthotics and Spiritual Care. In: Carey, L.B. & Mathisen, B.A. Spiritual Care for Allied Health Practice: A Person-Centered Approach (Chapter 10: pp: 207-228). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers [ISBN 9781785922206].

Summary: This chapter considers the role of the prosthetics and orthotics profession with regard to spiritual care in the context of a client-centered model. It is not proposed that every prosthetist/orthotists should necessarily be competent in or attempt spiritual assessment or counselling. However, it is proposed that they should increase their awareness of spiritual factors influencing the health and wellbeing of their clients, and improve their competence and confidence to engage with their clients about the role that spirituality may have in a client’s life.