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Article: East meets West: Applying Eastern spirituality in clinical practice

TitleEast meets West: Applying Eastern spirituality in clinical practice
Authors
KeywordsBody-mind-spirit
Meaning reconstruction
Resilience
Spirituality
Strength-focused intervention
Transformation
Issue Date2006
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0962-1067
Citation
Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 2006, v. 15 n. 7, p. 822-832 How to Cite?
AbstractAims and objectives. The paper discusses the application of the Eastern body-mind-spirit approach in healthcare practice. Background. Traumas, sufferings and losses may induce immense distress in patients and their families, as well as apathy and exhaustion in healthcare workers. Over-specialization and compartmentalization of services may provide a convenient shelter for healthcare workers to be detached and to simply focus on a narrowly defined scope of intervention. However, the existential problems are still there. Based upon eastern philosophies and holistic health practices, we propose the body-mind-spirit approach in healthcare settings. Methods. This is a review paper summarizing the application of the approach on various clinical populations. Results. The approach has been trialled with promising results in a number of health conditions and psychosocial predicaments. Spirituality is not restricted to any religious practices, nor is it narrowed to the pursuit of knowledge at a high level of abstraction. The interconnectedness of the body, mind and spirit presupposes that the practice of spirituality is multidimensional and multi-levelled. Conclusions. Using the body-mind-spirit framework flexibly we can engage more clients while facilitating the important process of exploration and change. The key components include getting in touch with the inner self, coming back to our senses, connecting our body and mind and rebalancing our relationship with the natural and social environment. The ultimate goal is to move out of meaninglessness and to reach a state of mature spirituality of tranquillity and transcendence. Relavence to clinical practice. The practice of spirituality can be easily applied to daily life. © 2006 The Authors.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88091
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.384
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.755
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dc.contributor.authorChan, CLWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, SMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, RTHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChow, AYMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:38:40Z-
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dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Clinical Nursing, 2006, v. 15 n. 7, p. 822-832en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0962-1067en_HK
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dc.description.abstractAims and objectives. The paper discusses the application of the Eastern body-mind-spirit approach in healthcare practice. Background. Traumas, sufferings and losses may induce immense distress in patients and their families, as well as apathy and exhaustion in healthcare workers. Over-specialization and compartmentalization of services may provide a convenient shelter for healthcare workers to be detached and to simply focus on a narrowly defined scope of intervention. However, the existential problems are still there. Based upon eastern philosophies and holistic health practices, we propose the body-mind-spirit approach in healthcare settings. Methods. This is a review paper summarizing the application of the approach on various clinical populations. Results. The approach has been trialled with promising results in a number of health conditions and psychosocial predicaments. Spirituality is not restricted to any religious practices, nor is it narrowed to the pursuit of knowledge at a high level of abstraction. The interconnectedness of the body, mind and spirit presupposes that the practice of spirituality is multidimensional and multi-levelled. Conclusions. Using the body-mind-spirit framework flexibly we can engage more clients while facilitating the important process of exploration and change. The key components include getting in touch with the inner self, coming back to our senses, connecting our body and mind and rebalancing our relationship with the natural and social environment. The ultimate goal is to move out of meaninglessness and to reach a state of mature spirituality of tranquillity and transcendence. Relavence to clinical practice. The practice of spirituality can be easily applied to daily life. © 2006 The Authors.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0962-1067en_HK
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dc.rightsJournal of Clinical Nursing. Copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.subjectBody-mind-spiriten_HK
dc.subjectMeaning reconstructionen_HK
dc.subjectResilienceen_HK
dc.subjectSpiritualityen_HK
dc.subjectStrength-focused interventionen_HK
dc.subjectTransformationen_HK
dc.titleEast meets West: Applying Eastern spirituality in clinical practiceen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailChan, CLW: cecichan@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.emailHo, RTH: tinho@hku.hken_HK
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