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
Ellington, L., Reblin, M., Ferrel, B., Puchalski, C., Otis-Green, S., Handzo, G.,
K. & Clayton, M. F. (in press). The religion of ‘I don’t know’:
Naturalistic observation of spiritual conversations occurring
during cancer home hospice nurse visits. Omega:
Journal of Death and Dying.
Skalla, K., Ferrell, B. (2015)
Challenges in assessing spiritual
distress in survivors of cancer. Clinical Journal of
Oncology Nursing, 19(1): 99-104.
Wittenberg, E., Ferrell, B., Goldsmith, J., & Buller, H. (2015).
Provider Difficulties With Spiritual and Forgiveness
Communication at the End of Life. American Journal of Hospice
and Palliative Medicine, 1-6. DOI:10.1177/1049909115591811
Puchalski, C. Ferrell, B., Otis-Green, S., Handzo, G. (2014)
Overview of spirituality in palliative care. UpToDate.
Ferrell, B., Otis-Green, S., Baird, P., & Garcia, A.,
Nurses’ responses to requests for forgiveness at the end
of life. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 46(2),
631-641. DOI: 10.1016/j.painsymman.2013.05.009
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.
Borneman, T., Bluman, O., Klein, L., Thomas, J., Ferrell, B.
Spiritual care for Jewish patients facing a life
threatening illness. Journal of Palliative Care, 29(1) 58-62
Ferrell, B. R., & Munevar. C. (2012).
Domain of spiritual care.
Progress in Palliative Care,
Ferrell, B., & Baird, P. (2012).
Deriving meaning and faith in caregiving. Seminars in Oncology Nursing,
28(4), 256-261. DOI:
Otis-Green, S., Ferrell, B. R.,
Borneman, T., Puchalski, C., Uman, G., & Garcia, A. (2012).
Integrating spiritual care
within palliative care: An overview of nine demonstration
projects. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 15(2),
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
M. R., Puchalski, C. M., & Rumbold. B. R. (2012). NY: Oxford University Press.
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. ISBN: 978-1451121278.
Selman, L., Siegert, R., Harding, R., Harding, R., Gysels, M., Speck, P., &
Higginson, I. J. (2011).
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,
Section III. Psychosocial Support
- Ferrell, B. R., Coyle, N., & Paice, J., (2015). NY: Oxford University
Press. ISBN: 9780199332342
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:
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 Religious Health, 50(1), 46-61.
Salman, K., & Zoucha,
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.
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.
Gross, C. R., Waleekhachonloet, O., Reilly-Spong, M., & Byrd, M., (2009).
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.
- : 10.1001/jama.2009.341.
- Yardley, S.J., Walshe,
C. E., & Parr, A. (2009). Improving training in spiritual care: A qualitative
patient perceptions of professional educational requirements. Palliative
Medicine, 23(7), 601-607.
- 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:
Edmondson, D., 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. DOI: 10.1111/j.14679280.2008.02152.x
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.
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:
Vachon, M. L. (2008).
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:
What Do I Say? Talking with Patients about
Spirituality (Book & DVD)
- Taylor-Johnston, E.
(2007). PA: Templeton Press. ISBN#: 1599471175.
E. D., (2007).
Sacred moments: Implications on well-being
and stress. Journal of Clinical Psychology,
Smith-Stoner, M. (2007).
preferences for atheists. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 10(4),
Chaturvedi, S. K. (2007).
Spiritual issues at end of life. Indian
Journal of Palliative Care, 13(2), 48. DOI: 10.4103/0973-1075.38899.
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.
& Supportive Care,
Hills, J., Paice, J. A., Cameron, J. R., &
Shott, S., (2005).
Spirituality and distress in palliative care consultation. Journal
of Palliative Medicine (1096-6218), 8
(4), 782. Pilot study
measuring facets of spirituality with several scales
including RCOPE, FACIT-Sp,
FICA, and POMS-SF.
Baggini, J., & Pym, M. (2005).
End-of-life: The humanist view. The Lancet, 366(9492), 1235-1237.
Markwell, H. (2005).
Catholic view. The Lancet, 366(9491), 1132-1135.
Engelhardt, H. T., & Iltis, A. S., (2005).
End-of-life: The traditional Christian view. The Lancet, 366(9490),
1045- 1049. DOI:
Keown, D. (2005). End-of-life: The
Buddhist view. The Lancet, 366(9489), 952-955.
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.
Firth, S. (2005). End-of-life: A Hindu
view. The Lancet, 366(9486), 682-685.
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
optimal circumstances 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 of
studies worldwide. Since then over 40 questionnaires have been
developed and selected questionnaires translated
into over 45 different languages. There are three questionnaires
relating to spirituality: the FACIT-Sp (Functional
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
– Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)
a Spiritual History
and Prayer Requests
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
Templeton Foundation, GWish created SORECE to build the online
infrastructure to support medical educators and other
health professionals in their quest to teach about spirituality
and health by providing educational materials and
covers an array of topics including spiritual assessment, end of
life care, palliative care, spiritual
distress management and interventions, articles on major faith
traditions, educational modules, presentations, and
Marie Curie Cancer Care - London: Marie Curie Cancer Care
& religious care competencies assessment tools for specialists
in palliative care.
Pain Care Fast Facts: 5-Minute Clinical Inservice - UW
Health, University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI
- Pain, Suffering and
Passport to Comfort: Reducing Barriers to Pain & Fatigue
Management, #17 – City of Hope,
This 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
Clinical Social Work Spiritual Care Lecture Series –
City of Hope, Duarte, CA
- Lecture series designed
with the overall goal of providing training to clinical oncology
social workers to develop their
in identifying and responding to various spiritual care concerns
in the cancer and palliative care population.
Other Organizational Links
American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)
Comprehensive Cancer Network
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National Consensus Project (NCP) for Quality Palliative Care
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality
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