The Invisibility of Spiritual Nursing Care in Clinical Practice

Co-written by Dawn Hawthorne and Shirley Gordon, this article – which applies to mental health nursing as a well as nursing in general – has been published in the Journal of Holistic Nursing. The abstract says: “Background and Purpose: Spirituality has been…
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The Broken Mirror: Refracted Visions of Ourselves

This book has been written by Dr. James Hollis. The publishers say: “The Broken Mirror: Refracted Visions of Ourselves explores the need to know ourselves more deeply, and the many obstacles that stand in our way. The various chapters illustrate internal obstacles…
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Spiritual Depression

“When depression is caused by losing touch with our spiritual sensibility.” This article by Steve Taylor has been published on the website of The Medical & Scientific Network. It begins: “Some people have a simplistic belief that  depression  is caused by a…
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Philosophy & Madness: A Discussion with Wouter Kusters on his new book

Wouter Kusters is a Dutch philosopher and linguist from the Netherlands. He is best known for his books, ‘Pure Madness, A Quest for the Psychotic Experience’ and ‘A Philosophy of Madness: The Experience of Psychotic Thinking.’ The latter was translated into…
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Cultural Perspectives on Mental Wellbeing: Spiritual Interpretations of Symptoms in Medical Practice

This book has been written by Dr. Natalie Tolbert. The publishers say: “As human migration brings an ever more diverse range of people, cultures and beliefs into contact, Western medical systems must adapt to cater for the different approaches it encounters…
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Psychosis and Spirituality: Consolidating the New Paradigm

The publishers say that this book (first issued in 2010 and edited by Isabel Clarke): “… builds on the very latest research to present an original and unique exploration of the psychology of both spirituality and psychosis. The editor brings together…
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Madness, Mystery and the Survival of God

This book explores the overlap between transliminal (“going beyond the threshold”) / spiritual experiences and psychosis. In doing so it looks a different ways of acquiring knowledge – e.g. the subjective and experiential, as contrasted with that gained through ‘objective’…
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