The Caregiver in Search of Authenticity

We want mentally healthy people who simply want to live fuller lives—people who want to maximize their authentic selves. ... “Mrs. Foy had friends you thought were weird?” Cicero asked. 72 The Caregiver in Search of Authenticity.

The Caregiver in Search of Authenticity

Raised in rural Florida, J.E. Wilson uses memories of childhood to invoke life in the few pockets of old Florida left as background for the Sensebearer mysteries. Coming home after several careers across the U.S., the author lives on the Treasure Coast. Cicero's Italian father gave him his first name and this illegitimate, but valued, son received his surname from his Seminole Indian mother, Mattie Smith. The title, "Sensebearer," was once given to the man of ability who could negotiate the divide between the warring and peace-seeking tribal factions. Mattie is disappointed that her son plans a career in academic research away from the real world of conflict and resolution for which she has prepared him. She persuades Cicero, just back from a European sojourn where he was studying linguistics, to use his interim time to look for the nurse-caregiver that has, without explanation, abandoned her patient, the widow of a man who was probably also Mattie's lover. The Sensebearer uncovers the converging mysteries of the nurse's eventful past, the widow's balked will, and the machinations of those who would protect the status quo in the rural fiefdom where he grew up. Mentored by a veteran of military security and adapting ingredients from his triple heritages - Italian insight, Indian stoicism and Southern cool - to the role of private investigator, he uncovers the passions and the betrayals that lead to timely and untimely death in backwoods, cow-country Florida.

Authenticity in Culture Self and Society

Later, under the emerging auspices of the medicalized view, which the ADA promoted, there was woe to be sure, but it was combined with the search for a cure and the hope for recovery. As far as the caregiver was concerned, ...

Authenticity in Culture  Self  and Society

Across sociology and cultural studies in particular, the concept of authenticity has begun to occupy a central role, yet in spite of its popularity as an ideal and philosophical value authenticity notably suffers from a certain vagueness, with work in this area tending to borrow ideas from outside of sociology, whilst failing to present empirical studies which centre on the concept itself. Authenticity in Culture, Self, and Society addresses the problems surrounding this concept, offering a sociological analysis of it for the first time in order to provide readers in the social and cultural sciences with a clear conceptualization of authenticity and with a survey of original empirical studies focused on its experience, negotiation, and social relevance at the levels of self, culture and specific social settings.

Caring for God s People

They then reframe these disciplines in the language of the search for authenticity and congruence as " uncovery ... Rogers believes that congruence is the first prerequisite to building a pastoral alliance between caregiver and ...

Caring for God s People

Culbertson has built his text around the ideal of Christian wholeness and maturity-a healthy interconnectedness of self-within-community. Culbertson presents three schools of counseling theory: family systems theory, narrative counseling theory, and object relations theory. Each of these is explained and then applied to various counseling situations: pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling, divorce counseling, counseling gay men and women, and grief counseling. Culbertson addresses issues of gender, families, sexual orientation, the relationship of emotions to spirituality, and the relevance of the counselor's own self-understanding.--From publisher's description.

Children on the Threshold in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

... children who lack stable relationships to a caregiver, simulate the persona of the bandido, or hostage-taker, ... 227), which is not surprising given that the global film industry's current search for “authenticity” uncovers in ...

Children on the Threshold in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

This book contends that child characters have taken on a critical representational role within Latin American cinema because of their position on the threshold between “nature” and “culture,” which converts them into a focus of, and a limit to, state or colonial biopower.

Interpersonal Communication

GENUINENESS “ Man's search in helping and in life is a search for authenticity , both intrapersonal and interpersonal " ( Carkhuff , 1969 ) . Genuineness refers to being real , honest , or authentic ( See the Genuineness Scale , Exhibit ...

Interpersonal Communication

Abstract: A handbook for health professionals describes a model for the development of interpersonal communication. The authors suggest that interpersonal communication skills can be improved by practicing a series of exercises that lead to mastery of the model. The first 12 chapters discuss: rationale for model development, learning how to learn, perceiving and communicating, and problem solving. The remaining chapters focus on anger, other communication situations, and effective responses to various types of communication (gossip, griping). Six appendices provide supplemental materials to assist in independent study. This basic text can be used for training small groups or classes and is appropriate for both preservice and inservice training. (kbc).

Jewish Pastoral Care 2nd Edition

You may not personally find redemptive meaning or authenticity in these classical Jewish views on suffering. ... in the fires of their own honest searching, pastoral caregivers can prompt theological reflections to help them grow, ...

Jewish Pastoral Care  2nd Edition


When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient

... 146 authenticity, 145-146 Calvin and total depravity of man, 139-140 cracks in creedal structure of faith, ... 140-141 restructuring of thought, 155-157 In Search of Stones (Peck), 122 Individuality, concept of, 163-164.

When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient

Examine a compelling account of a professional caregiver’s inspirational struggle with a mind/body illness and the renewed sense of compassion his recovery provides. This uplifting narrative is the story of a caregiving professional stricken by panic attacks, a wounded healer desperate to be healed. When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient is the candid and compassionate first-hand account of Daniel Langford’s struggle with the anxiety disorder that signals a physical, cognitive, and emotional crisis that paralyzes him, despite his extensive background as a health care professional, social worker, and pastoral minister. His journey from the disorder’s horrifying onset to the understanding and acceptance of its roots, and finally, to an insight that evokes a renewed appreciation for the human spirit is an inspirational guide to healing and recovery. The anecdotal form of When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient lends itself to a personal retelling of Langford’s struggle, detailing his sessions with family physician Dr. David Betat, and colleague and co-author Dr. Emil Authelet as they explore the biopsychosocial and spiritual dimension of Langford’s attacks. Their informal dialogues serve as a model of how a lateral relationship between colleagues can create an environment for healing and recovery that can be passed on to others. The book also critiques and reviews existing literature on panic attacks and anxiety disorders related to the author’s search for understanding. When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient examines: panic attacks--cause, treatment, and recovery a critique of existing literature on panic attacks clinical and spiritual perspectives on anxiety disorders critical elements of the healing process effects on the caregiver’s relationship with his/her client a fresh model for the caregiver/patient relationship An essential resource for caregivers, counselors and therapists, educators, physicians, and health care and religious professionals, as well as those searching for an understanding of anxiety disorders, When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient reassures those who receive care that the care giver struggles with life as well. That understanding of the mutuality of pain and recovery creates a connection that helps ease the isolation that often accompanies suffering.

Toronto Journal of Theology

49-56 ) , speaks directly to the issue throughout her narrative focusing especially on authenticity in its every aspect ... experience as well as for developing dialogue about human experience in the search for authentic spirituality .

Toronto Journal of Theology


Soft Shepherd or Almighty Pastor

It may also be useful to search for, or further invest in, intimate relationships outside of the pastoral context, relationships that are not swayed by the power game. These relationships offer opportunities for an authentic and ...

Soft Shepherd or Almighty Pastor

In 'Soft Shepherd or Almighty Pastor?' contributors seek to go beyond the taboo on power within pastoral contexts. They not only discuss fundamental theological and philosophical questions about power but also develop ways to prevent power abuse in pastoral context. Power is considered as omnipresent and is analyzed in its positive and negative aspects. Not only the classical associations of power over or domination are discussed in relation to ecclesial and pastoral situations, but also forms of power linked to

Radicalized Loyalties

versus the slightly older caregiver; the “non-practicing Muslim” Arab boy versus the white Christian girl with an older ... That the search for a shared authenticity should be expressed in the language of religion is hardly surprising.

Radicalized Loyalties

There is widespread concern today about the “radicalization” of young muslim men, and the deprived areas of Western cities are believed to have become breeding grounds of home-grown extremism. But how do young Muslims growing up in the cities of the West really live? This book takes us beyond the rhetoric and into the housing estates on the outskirts of Paris to meet Adama, Radouane, Hassan, Tarik, Marley, and a shadowy figure whose name suddenly and brutally became known to the world at the time of the Charlie Hebdo shootings: Amédy Coulibaly. Seeing Amédy through the eyes of close friends and other young Muslim men in the neighbourhoods where they grew up, Fabien Truong uncovers a network of competing loyalties and maps the road these youths take to resolve the conflicts they face: becoming Muslim. For these young men, Islam stands, often alone, as a resource, a gateway – as if it were the last route to “escape” without betrayal and to “fight” in a meaningful and noble way. Becoming Muslim does not necessarily lead to the radicalized “other”. It is more like a long-distance race, a powerful reconversion of the self that allows for introspection and change. But it can also lead to a belligerent presentation of the self that transforms a dead-end into a call to arms.

The Contemporary Thesaurus of Search Terms and Synonyms

A Guide for Natural Language Computer Searching Sara D. Knapp. 160 Dental facilities Dental surgery ; Dentist patient relations ; Oral health . Dental facilities . Dental facilit ( y , ies ) . Choose from : dental , dentistry with ...

The Contemporary Thesaurus of Search Terms and Synonyms

Whether your search is limited to a single database or is as expansive as all of cyberspace, you won't find the intended results unless you use the words that work. Now in its second edition, Sara Knapp has updated and expanded this invaluable resource. Unlike any other thesaurus available, this popular guide offers a wealth of natural language options in a convenient, A-to-Z format. It's ideal for helping users find the appropriate word or words for computer searches in the humanities, social sciences, and business. The second edition has added more than 9,000 entries to the first edition's extensive list. Now, the Thesaurus contains almost 21,000 search entries! New or expanded areas include broader coverage of business terms and humanities-including arts literature, philosophy, religion, and music.

Communication in Nursing E Book

He found when he showed a person respect and patience without judgment, he got genuine stories of “untold pain, the markings of lost or found love, the quest to be loved, maybe by God or the search for a significant other” (Dayhoff, ...

Communication in Nursing   E Book

Immerse yourself in the ideas, theories, and techniques of effective communication in the workplace! Communication in Nursing, 9th Edition adopts a uniquely practical and personal approach to the demands of today’s nursing practice, providing extensive examples, exercises, and techniques that help you to apply communication skills in a variety of clinical settings. Using a conversational tone, this relatable text takes you beyond theory to show you how to understand important concepts and use communication as a tool to limit stress in your nursing practice. The 9th edition includes a new chapter which focuses on the foundation of communication and personality assessment. It also includes a new Putting it into Practice feature to help you apply your new communication skills in the work environment. In addition, updates on the topics of mindfulness, resilience, and inter-collaborative communication highlight the importance of implementing these tools in practice. Active Learning features in every chapter promotes active, goal-directed reading. Wit & Wisdom boxes present selected verses and quotations relevant to chapter topics, adding interest and humor. These boxes provide moments of relief from serious topics and "a-ha" moments when theory becomes linked to practice. End-of-chapter exercises help you to master chapter techniques and strengthen your communication skills. QSEN preface and exercises stress how communication impacts safety and quality of care. Discusses the importance of interprofessional education and communication in the healthcare environment. Addresses the importance of "presence" in nursing — being present for clients, families, colleagues, and self. NEW! Starting with You chapter focuses on personality assessment using the Gallup CliftonStrengths among additional assessment methods. Two chapters have been combined to create a new one titled, Communicating Assertively and Responsibly with "Difficult" Clients and Colleagues, to help you better address aggressive and difficult clients and colleagues. UPDATED! Navigating the Expanding World of Digital Communication and Understanding Each Other chapters have been extensively updated to reflect most recent information. NEW! Chapter exercises incorporate teaching strategies such as cinemeducation and medical improvisation to help facilitate various learning types. UPDATED! Topics of mindfulness, resilience, and inter-collaborative communication have been incorporated throughout. NEW! Additional examples incorporated into Moments of Connection boxes highlight beneficial outcomes of successful communication and provide concrete examples of how communication techniques work.

Communication in Nursing

Authenticity. Palliative care nursing is the active, total care of clients who are not responsive to curative treatments, ... to all nursing and offer intimate opportunities for the nurse to respond genuinely as an authentic caregiver.

Communication in Nursing

Immerse yourself in the topic of communication in the workplace with an interesting conversation about the communication demands of today s nursing practice! Communication in Nursing, 8th Edition adopts a uniquely practical and personal approach, providing extensive examples, exercises, and techniques that help you understand important concepts and apply communication skills in a variety of clinical settings. With its conversational tone, this relatable text takes you beyond theory to show you how to use communication as a tool to limit stress in your nursing practice. A new "Active Learning" feature that promotes goal-directed reading, and additional QSEN exercises highlight the importance of assertive communication in promoting quality, safe care for clients all in an easy-to-read magazine layout.QSEN preface and exercises stress how communication impacts safety and quality of care."Moments of Connection" boxes highlight beneficial outcomes of successful communication and provide concrete examples of how communication techniques work.""Reflections on..."" boxes provide thoughtful summary exercises at the end of each chapter that give you a specific task to help you integrate chapter material into the broader scope of nursing practice."Wit & Wisdom" boxes present selected verses and quotations relevant to chapter topics, adding interest and humor. These boxes keep your attention by providing moments of relief from serious topics and "a-ha" moments when theory becomes linked to practice.Exercisesthroughout each chapter help you master chapter techniques and strengthen your communication skills.NEW! "Active Learning" feature in every chapter promotes active, goal-directed reading.NEW! Exercises in each chapter, including reflective journaling, remediation, online and group activities, and discussion topics, help facilitate various learning types.NEW and UPDATED! Additional QSEN exercises and an updated QSEN preface highlight the importance of assertive communication in promoting quality, safe care for clients.NEW! Discusses the importance of interprofessional education and communication in the healthcare environment.NEW! Addresses the importance of "presence" in nursing being present for clients, families, colleagues, and self. NEW! New content on healthy grief and the issues of death denial and death phobia and professional boundaries related to social media.NEW! Coverage of the most current research about the importance of self-care.NEW! Explains the importance of the concept of "the pause" in communication so you better understand how and when to use pauses. "

The Enneagram and Kabbalah

At some point in their lives, the role of constant caregiver may become stifling for Twos. ... changing themselves in the search for affirmation, this greater personal authenticity can help engender the mutuality needed for real love.

The Enneagram and Kabbalah

Live more harmoniously with yourself and others and discover your own spiritual gateway to God. Together Kabbalah and the personality types of the Enneagram enhance understanding of our deepest motivations, opening us to personal and spiritual growth.

The Unexpected Journey of Caring

The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiver Donna Thomson, Zachary White. times, because authenticity is sacrificed at the expense of others' needs. ... language of cure and the ongoing search for solutions.

The Unexpected Journey of Caring

The Unexpected Journey of Caring is a practical guide to finding personal meaning in the 21st century care experience. Readers are invited to actively reclaim and remake how they think of themselves, their care situation, and their capacities to provide care for their loved one and themselves.

Development through Adulthood

... 5 0–1.5 years Attachment to primary caregiver Trust vs. mistrust 1.5–3 years Gaining some basic control over self and ... meaning despair Authenticity 6 Love 7 Caring 8 Wisdom Erikson proposed an eight-stage model of the life cycle, ...

Development through Adulthood

Now updated for its second edition, this illuminating textbook explores the developmental stages and changes during adulthood that define some of the most pivotal years of our lives. Relationships, cognitive ageing, parenthood, personality shifts, life crises, fulfilment, funerals, friendships, retirement, and death – all are presented in light of psychological theory and the latest research. Taking a thematic approach, the chapters cover interdependent areas of our cognitive, psychological, social, cultural and moral lives that constitute this fascinating area in psychology. Providing an empirical analysis, Robinson considers models for understanding behaviour and development, methods of collecting data and study design. Academically rigorous and elegantly written, Development through Adulthood is the perfect guide to classic and current research in the field. It is essential reading for students studying adult or lifespan development, gerontology and the psychology of ageing. It will also appeal to those studying an applied social science, and anyone interested in fully understanding adulthood and ageing. New to this Edition: - Spotlights on landmark studies, fully updated to cover the latest key research in each subject area - Increased focus on gender issues - Real-world applications boxes updated with current and relevant examples of important intervention strategies

Bringing Yourself to Work

Sharing the power also means that caregivers are less interested in being “ right " or in winning , and more interested in having an open ... Empathy , engagement , respect , and authenticity were traveling back and forth between you .

Bringing Yourself to Work

This groundbreaking professional development book outlines the support and skills staff need to increase self-awareness, sustain healthy relationships, and improve group dynamics. Building on the latest research in emotional intelligence, relational theory, and group relations, this hands-on guide includes activities, a self-assessment tool, and advice for dealing with issues commonly faced by staff, such as learning how to respond to difficult situations with colleagues, children, and patients.

Ask Anything

This search spilled over into small groups, conversations over coffee, personal visits in my office. ... During my local church ministry, I was privileged to be a pastoral counselor, a pastoral caregiver, and the worship leader/preacher ...

Ask Anything

Know how to answer those most-asked questions—by using a scriptural perspective The search for answers remains a valuable catalyst for the growth of personal faith. Ask Anything: A Pastoral Theology of Inquiry provides a fresh approach to answering questions of personal growth, facing problems, and building community. The questions most asked of today’s pastors and pastoral counselors are answered by integrating psychological with biblical/Christian perspectives. Jesus’ own questions from scripture are presented as a response to those difficult questions, sparking a self-reflective personal dialogue that illuminates as well as inspires. As each of us journeys through life, urgent questions arise even for the most faithful. Each chapter of Ask Anything: A Pastoral Theology of Inquiry takes parishioners' most-asked questions about the basic issues of life, death, and faith, and connects them with Jesus' questions from scripture, allowing a new depth of introspection and thought. These questions open a free flow of ideas that refreshes personal perspectives and leads to a spiritual resolution for the issue at hand. Jesus' teachings spring to life through the questions from the gospels and the probing thoughts of contemporary authors and scholars, stimulating a productive inner dialogue and positive direction for reflection. Each chapter is carefully referenced and includes helpful exercises and questions for group discussion, counseling conversations, or personal contemplation. Appendixes are included with complete listings of Jesus' questions from the gospels as well as a complete bibliography to facilitate further research. Ask Anything: A Pastoral Theology of Inquiry discusses these questions often asked of pastors: Where do I find meaning in life? How can I succeed? What can I do to protect my children? How can I know which leaders to trust? What can I do about my battle with depression? What can I do about my burnout and fatigue? How can I know God loves me? What is prayer? What happens when I pray? Why is my prayer unanswered? Why is there suffering? Where do I find hope? What happens when I die? What can I do about the pain of grief? Ask Anything: A Pastoral Theology of Inquiry is inspiring, eye-opening reading perfect for pastoral and other Christian counselors, ministers with responsibility for preaching, and any layperson hoping to gather greater insight into Jesus’ personal answers to their own questions.