II. Spirituality

This section includes City of Hope publications and other resources relating to spirituality in health care including articles relating to assessing spirituality and spiritual concerns, recommended publications.

      City of Hope Publications

  1. Ellington, L., Reblin, M., Ferrel, B., Puchalski, C., Otis-Green, S., Handzo, G., Doyon, 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.
  2. Ferrell B, Wittenberg E, Battista V, Walker G. (2016). Exploring the spiritual needs of families with seriously ill children. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. doi.org/10.12968/ijpn.2016.22.8.388

  3. 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 -- OnlineFirst Articles, July 02, 2015.

  4. Ferrell B, Wittenberg E, Battista V, Walker G. (2016). Nurses’ experiences of spiritual communication with seriously ill children.  Journal of Palliative Medicine, 19(11): 1166-1170.


  5. Skalla K, Ferrell B. (2015). Challenges in assessing spiritual distress in survivors of cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 19(1): 99-104.

  6. Sun V, Kim J, Irish T, Borneman T, Sidhu R,  Klein L, Ferrell B. (2015). Palliative care and spiritual well-being in lung cancer patients and family caregivers.  Psycho-Oncology, 2015 Jan. 1.


  7. Wittenberg E, Goldsmith J, Ferrell B, Small Platt C. (2015). Enhancing Communication Related to Symptom Management Through Plain Language: A Brief Report. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 50(5): 707–711.

  8. Skalla, K., Ferrell, B. (2015) Challenges in assessing spiritual distress in survivors of cancer.  Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 19(1): 99-104.  
  9. 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 PalliativeMedicine, 1-6.  DOI:10.1177/1049909115591811

  10. Puchalski, C. Ferrell, B., Otis-Green, S., Handzo, G. (2014)  Overview of spirituality in palliative care.  UpToDate.

  11. Ferrell, B., Otis-Green, S., Baird, P., & Garcia, A., (2014). 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
  12. Bulkley, J., McMullen, C. K., Hornbrook, M. C., Grant, M., Altschuler, A., Wendel, C. S. & Krouse, R. S. (2013).Spiritual well-being in long-term colorectal cancer survivors with ostomies. Psycho-Oncology, 22(11), 2513-2521.   DOI: 10.1002/pon.3318. 
  13. 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.
  14. Borneman, T., Bluman, O., Klein, L., Thomas, J., Ferrell, B. (2013) Spiritual care for Jewish patients facing a life threatening illness.  Journal of Palliative Care, 29(1) 58-62

  15. Ferrell, B. R., & Munevar. C. (2012). Domain of spiritual care. Progress in Palliative Care, 20(2), 66-71. 
  16. Ferrell, B., & Baird, P. (2012). Deriving meaning and faith in caregiving. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 28(4), 256-261. 
    DOI: 10.1016/j.soncn.2012.09.008. 
  17. 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), 154-163.  
    DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2011.0211.
  18. Borneman, T., Ferrell, B. R., & Puchalski, C. M. (2010). Evaluation of the FICA tool for spiritual assessment. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 40(20), 163-173. 
  19. Wong, F. L., Fransisco, L., Togawa, K., Bosworth, A., Golzales, M., Hanby, C., Sabado, M., Grant, M., Forman, S. J., & Bhatia, S., (2010).  Long-term recovery after hematopoietic cell transplantation: Predictors of quality-of-life concerns. Blood, 115(12), 2508-2519. 
    DOI: 10.1182/blood-2009-06-225631. 
  20. Puchalski, C., Ferrell, B. R., Virani, R., Otis-Green, S., Baird, P., Bull, J. et al., (2009).  Improving the quality of spiritual care as a dimension of palliative care: The report of the consensus conference. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 12(10), 885-904.            
    DOI: 10.1089=jpm.2009.0142.  
  21. Baldwin, C. M., Grant, M., Wendel, C. Rawl, S., Schmidt, C. M., Ko, C., & Krouse, R. S. (2008). Influence of intestinal stomal on spiritual quality of life of U.S. veterans. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 26(3), 185-194.  DOI:10.1177/0898010108315185.
  22. Crane-Okada, R. (2007). A compass for the cancer journey: Scientific, spiritual, and practical directives. Oncology Nursing Forum, 34(5), 945-954. DOI: 10.1188/07.ONF.945-955.
  23. Ferrell, B. R. (2007). Meeting spiritual needs: What is an oncologist to do? Journal of Clinical Oncology, 25(5), 467-468.       DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2006.09.3724.
  24. Otis-Green, S. (2006). Spiritual palliative care. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 9, 1477-1478.
  25. Ferrell, B. R., Smith, S. L., Juarez, G., & Melancon, C. H. (2003). Meaning of illness and spirituality in ovarian cancer survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 30(2), 249-257.  DOI: 10.1188/03.ONF.249-257.
  26. Otis-Green, S., Sherman, R., Perez, M., & Baird, P. (2002). An integrated psychosocial spiritual model for cancer pain management. Cancer Practice, Special Issue: Issues in Cancer Pain Management: Models of Success, 10(Supp. s1), 58-65.
    DOI: 10.1046/j.1523-5394.10.s.1.13.x.
  28. Making Health Care Whole: Integrating Spirituality into Patient Care
    -  Puchalski, C, M., & Ferrell, B. R. (2010).
       PA: Templeton Press.
       ISBN: 9781599473505.   

  29. The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing
    - Ferrell, B., & Coyle, N. (2008). NY: Oxford
      University Press. 
      ISBN#: 9780195333121

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