Treating Body and Soul – A Clinicians’ Guide to Supporting the Physical, Mental and Spiritual Needs of Their Patients
Stephen Wright Chair, Sacred Space Foundation, Cumbria
It took a while to get past the title and into the substance of this book. The use of ‘treating’ and ‘their’, in relation to spirituality, suggests an outmoded paradigm, with the clinician doing something ‘to’ the patient. There’s not a lot about mental and physical needs; the emphasis is on the spiritual.
Nursing Standard. 32, 25, 34-34. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.25.34.s27