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Spirituality, Ethics and Care

Spirituality, Ethics and Care

Simon Robinson


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The book includes chapters on ethics, religion and spirituality; the community of care; fit for purpose; values, virtues and the patient, and challenging faith. This is a welcome addition for the practitioners and those training in human services.'

- Nursing Standard

Spirituality, Ethics and Care provides guidance on how to integrate spirituality and ethics in professional and voluntary care.

The author argues that the strong connections between moral meaning and spirituality are often not reflected in the health and social care literature. Using case studies and examples from everyday situations, such as end of life decisions, conjoined twins, heart conditions, social work, mental health and emergency care practice, the author provides a practical framework for incorporating spirituality into ethical decision-making and care.

This book will encourage and inspire social workers, healthcare professionals and church pastoral practitioners.

Simon Robinson is Professor of Applied and Professional Ethics and Director of the Centre for Applied Spirituality at Leeds Metropolitan University, and a Fellow in Theology at the University of Leeds.
Throughout the book Robinson uses case studies to illustrate and explore his themes to great effect. The discussion is clear and well structured. Each chapter ends with a concise summary - the conclusions then link in to the following chapter... Perhaps the lines on the back cover should read "This book should be essential reading for social workers, healthcare professionals and church pastoral practitioners".
Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Caroline Sweetman
Participation in the city: where do women fit in?
Jo Beall
Gender, domestic space, and urban upgrading: a case study from Amman
Seteney Shami
Gender and rural-urban migration in China
Delia Davin
'Dislocation', shelter, and crisis: Afghanistan's refugees and notions of home
Sue Emmott
'Women with self-esteem are healthy women': community development in an urban settlement of Guayaquil
Valli F K Yanni
Sustaining urban development through participation: an Ethiopian case study
Feleke Tadele
Chris Peters talks to Catalina Trujillo about her work for the UN Agency Habitat
Women in the city of man: recent contributions to the gender and human settlements debate
Carole Rakodi
Organisations working in urban development
Further reading
Audio-visual resources.