This section includes City of Hope
publications and other resources relating to spirituality in
health care including articles relating to cross-cultural
topics. There is a listing of tools for assessing spirituality
and spiritual concerns, links to organizational position
statements relating to spirituality, and recommended
City of Hope Publications
Ferrell, B., Otis-Green, S., & Economou, D. (2013).
Spirituality in cancer care
at the end of life. The Cancer Journal: The
Journal of Principles and Practice of Oncology, 19(5),
431-437. DOI: 10.1097/PPO.0b013e3182a5baa5.
Fransisco, L., Togawa, K., Bosworth, A., Golzales, M., Hanby,
C., Sabado, M., Grant, M., Forman, S. J., & Bhatia, S.,
recovery after hematopoietic cell transplantation: Predictors of
quality-of-life concerns. Blood,
B. R., Borneman, T., Otis-Green, S., Uman, G., Puchalski, C.,
Salend, E., & Brewer, T. (2010). Consensus Project and
Pilot Demonstration Projects to Improve the Quality of Spiritual
Care in Palliative Care, Journal of Supportive Oncology, 8(5),
A11- DOI: 10.1016/j.suponc.2010.09.021.
R. A., Dy, S. M., Shugarman, L. R., Wilkinson, A. M., Lynn, J.,
Shekelle, P. G., Morton, S. C., Sun, V. C., Hughes, R. G.,
Hilton, L. K., et al., (2007). A systematic review of measures
of end-of-life care and its outcomes. Health Services
Research, 42(5), 1848-1870. DOI:
M. R., Puchalski, C. M., & Rumbold. B. R. (2012). NY: Oxford University Press.
New Challenges in Communication with Cancer
Patients, esp. Part I, Chapter 8: Communicating About Spiritual
with Cancer Patients
Surbone, A., Zwitter, M., Rajer, M., & Stiefel, R. (Eds). (2012). NY: Springer.
Principles and Practice of Palliative Care
and Supportive Oncology, 4th Edition, esp. Section II: #54
Berger, A. M., Shuster Jr., J. L., Von Roenn, J. H. (2012). MA: Lippincott
Williams & Wilkins.
Selman, L., Siegert, R., Harding, R., Harding, R., Gysels, M., Speck, P., &
Higginson, I. J. (2011). A psychometric
evaluation of measures of
spirituality validated in culturally diverse palliative care populations.
Journal of Pain and
Symptom Management, 42(4),
Oxford American Handbook of Hospice and
Palliative Medicine, esp. Chapter 21: Spiritual Issues in Palliative
Bruera, E. &
Yennarajalingam, S. (Eds). (2011). Oxford University Press.
Making Health Care Whole: Integrating Spirituality into Patient Care
- Puchalski, C. M., & Ferrell,
B. R. (2010). PA: Templeton Press. ISBN: 9781599473505.
Textbook of Palliative Nursing, esp. Part IV: Spiritual Care
- Ferrell, B. R., & Coyle, N. (2010). NY: Oxford University Press. ISBN:
8. Alcorn, S. R.,
Balboni, M. J., Prigerson, H. G., Reynolds, A., Phelps, A. C., Wright, A. A., et
al., (2010). If God wanted me
yesterday, I wouldn’t be here today: Religious
and spiritual themes in patients’ experiences of advanced cancer. Journal
of Palliative Medicine, 13(5), 581-588. DOI:
9. Patterson, M. (2010).
Prayer shawls: A blessing in every stitch. Health Progress, 91(3),
Abu-Ras, W., & Laird,
L. (2010). How Muslim and non-Muslim chaplains serve Muslim patients? Does the
chaplaincy model have room for Muslims’ experiences? Journal of
11. Salman, K., & Zoucha,
R. (2010). Considering faith within culture when caring for the terminally ill
Muslim patient and
family. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 12(3),
G., Echteld, M. A., de Vet, H. C. W., Onwuteaka, Philipsen, B. D., van der
Linden, M. H. M., & Deliens, L. (2010).
Content and spiritual items of
quality-of-life instruments appropriate for use in palliative care: A review.
Journal of Pain
and Symptom Management, 40(2),
Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality
Nelson, J. M. (2009). NY: Springer. ISBN: 978-0-387-87572-9 (Print)
The Medical Manual for Religio-Cultural
Competence: Caring for Religiously Diverse Populations
Tanenbaum. (2009). Tanenbaum
Center for Interreligious Understanding. ASIN: B0033T7O8Q.
15. Kreitzer, M.J.,
Gross, C. R., Waleekhachonloet, O., Reilly-Spong, M., & Byrd, M., (2009). The
brief serenity scale: a
psychometric analysis of a measure of spirituality and
well-being. Journal of Holistic Nursing (0898-0101), 27 (1),
7-16. Describes a 22-item Serenity Scale, a tool that measures serenity as a dimension
of spirituality and well-being.
16. : 10.1001/jama.2009.341.
17. Yardley, S.J., Walshe,
C. E., & Parr, A. (2009). Improving training in spiritual care: A qualitative
study exploring patient
perceptions of professional educational requirements. Palliative
Medicine, 23(7), 601-607.
18. Vachon, M., Fillion,
L., & Achille, M. (2009). A conceptual analysis of spirituality at end of life.
Journal of Palliative
Medicine, 12(1), 53-59. DOI:
Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing
Ferrell, B., & Coyle, N. (2008). NY: Oxford University Press. ISBN #:
M., Morita, T., Okamoto, T., & Ninosaka, Y. (2008). One-week Short-Term Life
Review interview can improve
spiritual well-being of terminally ill cancer
patients. Psycho-oncology, 17(9), 885-890. DOI:
Park, C. L., Chaudoir, S. R., & Wortmann, J. H. (2008). Death without God:
Religious struggle, death
concerns, and depression in the terminally ill. Psychological
Science, 19(8), 754-758.
Daaleman, T. P., Usher, B. M., Williams, S. W.,
Rawlings, J., & Hanson, L. C. (2008). An
exploratory study of spiritual
care at the end of life. Annals of Family
Medicine, 6(5), 406-411. DOI: 10.1370/afm.883.
23. Timmins, F., & Kelly, J., (2008).
Spiritual assessment in intensive and cardiac care nursing. Nursing in
13(3), 124-131. DOI:
spiritual issues for palliative care patients: A literature review.
A literature review of 29 tools for measuring spirituality. DOI:
25. Vachon, M. L. (2008). Meaning,
spirituality, and wellness in cancer survivors. Seminars in Oncology
Carpenter, K., Girvin, L., Kitner, W., &
Ruth-Sahd, L. A., (2008).
Spirituality: A dimension of holistic critical care
nursing. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 27(1), 16-20. DOI:
27. Larocca-Pitts, M.A. (2008). FACT: Taking
a spiritual history in a clinical setting. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
(0885-4726), 15 (1), 1. Outlines CSI-MEMO, FICA, HOPE, FAITH, SPIRIT,
and describes FACT—a spiritual
assessment tool for chaplains.
What Do I Say? Talking with Patients about
Spirituality (Book & DVD)
(2007). PA: Templeton Press. ISBN#: 1599471175.
29. Goldstein, E. D., (2007). Sacred moments:
Implications on well-being and stress. Journal of Clinical Psychology,
30. Smith-Stoner, M. (2007). End-of-life
preferences for Atheists. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 10(4),
31. Chaturvedi, S. K. (2007).
Spiritual issues at end of life. Indian
Journal of Palliative Care, 13(2), 48.
and associated factors of spiritual needs among patients with cancer and family
Oncology Nursing Forum,
belief: Development and standardization of a beliefs and values scale.
Development of a 20-item questionnaire that measures spirituality from both a
and non-religious perspectives.
populations: Cultural and spiritual direction.
Clinics of North America,
The physician's role
in the assessment and treatment of spiritual
distress at the end of life. Palliative
& Supportive Care,
Hills, J., Paice, J. A., Cameron, J. R., &
Shott, S., (2005). Spirituality and distress in palliative care consultation.
of Palliative Medicine (1096-6218), 8 (4), 782. Pilot study
measuring facets of spirituality with several scales including
FICA, and POMS-SF.
40. Baggini, J., & Pym, M. (2005).
End-of-life: The humanist view. The Lancet, 366(9492), 1235-1237.
41. Markwell, H. (2005). End-of-life: A
Catholic view. The Lancet, 366(9491), 1132-1135.
42. Engelhardt, H. T., & Iltis, A. S., (2005).
End-of-life: The traditional Christian view. The Lancet, 366(9490),
Keown, D. (2005). End-of-life: The
Buddhist view. The Lancet, 366(9489), 952-955.
44. Dorff, E. N. (2005). End-of-life: Jewish
perspectives. The Lancet, 366(9488), 862-865.
Sachedina, A. (2005). End-of-life: The
Islamic view. The Lancet, 366(9487), 774-779.
46. Firth, S. (2005). End-of-life: A Hindu
view. The Lancet, 366(9486), 682-685.
47. Puchalski, C., & Romer, A. L., (2000).
Taking a spiritual history allows clinicians to understand patients more fully.
Journal of Palliative Medicine (1096-6218), 3 (1), 129. FICA
a Life: A Resource for Taking Charge, Finding Comfort, Reaching Closure
interactive CD inviting patients and families to learn about the practical,
emotional, spiritual, and medical issues
faced by those dealing with advanced illness. The CD is available through the
Instructional Media Center at
Michigan State University.
Curriculum for Holistic Nursing - American Holistic Nurses
Nurses are increasingly aware
of the need to blend technology, mind, and spirit in creating
for healing. Barbara Dossey, a pioneer and leader in the field,
has created a core curriculum that will provide a
blueprint for what it means to be a holistic nurse. Order online
Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy, (FACIT),
manages questionnaires that measure health-
related quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. The
first questionnaire, The Functional Assessment of
Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G), was developed and validated over 10
years ago, and has been used in hundreds
studies worldwide. Since then over 40 questionnaires have been
developed and selected questionnaires
into over 45 different languages. There are three questionnaires
relating to spirituality: the FACIT-Sp
Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Spiritual Well-Being),
FACIT-Sp-12 (12-item Spiritual Well-
Being Scale), FACIT-Sp-Ex
(Spiritual Well-Being, Expanded version).
Fast Facts and Concepts
– End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center (EPERC),
a Spiritual History
and Prayer Requests
Pain, Suffering and Spiritual Assessment
Care for the Ill –
app is for healthcare professionals looking for the right words
of spiritual comfort in difficult circumstances
relating to death or illness. It offers overviews of central
beliefs, traditional prayers, and descriptions of common
practices relating to illness and end-of-life care for Buddhism,
Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.
SOERCE: Educational and clinical resources in spirituality,
religion, and health
- An amazing array of
resources on spirituality, religion, and health. Supported by a
Foundation, GWish created SORECE to build the online
infrastructure to support medical educators
health professionals in their quest to teach about spirituality
and health by providing educational
covers an array of topics including spiritual assessment, end of
life care, palliative
distress management and interventions, articles on major faith
traditions, educational modules,
Marie Curie Cancer Care - London: Marie Curie Cancer Care
& religious care competencies assessment tools for specialists
in palliative care.
Passport to Comfort: Reducing Barriers to Pain & Fatigue
Management, #27 – City of Hope, Duarte, CA
model addresses patient, professional and system barriers to the
relief of pain and fatigue and is based on
established guidelines developed by the National Comprehensive
Cancer Network (NCCN). An NCI supported
program. Most available in English and Spanish.
Spiritual Care Card
Spiritual Care at the End of Life
Growth House provides several spiritual care training modules
and assessment tools for palliative and end of life
care including a spiritual training module for healthcare
workers and chaplains that is specific to palliative and end
life care. There is an educational training module, pre-tests
and post-tests, as well as the spirituality
questionnaires/exercises for clergy and for health care
of Instruments to Measure End of Life Care (TIME)
is an extensive website, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation, and developed and maintained by
Joan Teno, MD, MS at Brown University. It includes an Executive
Summary reporting the status and need of
Instruments in end of life care along with listings, links, and
access to various instruments measuring various
aspects of EOL care. Slide presentations, new instruments and
old draft instruments are also available on the
website. Instrument sections are divided as follows: Quality of
Life, Pain and Other Symptoms, Emotional and
Cognitive Symptoms, Functional Status, Survival Time and
Aggressive Care, Advance Care Planning, Continuity of
Care, Spirituality, Grief and Bereavement, Caregiver Well-being,
and Patient Centered Reports and Rankings (e.g.
satisfaction) with Quality of Care.
Other Organizational Links
American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)
Comprehensive Cancer Network
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