This captivating book provides a nonreligious, practical guide for negotiating the crossroads where spirituality, suffering, and illness meet. The first text to consider suffering, spirituality, and illness jointly, this holistic approach offers a specific advanced practice model, namely, the Trinity Model. It offers step-by-step guide to starting conversations about spirituality with patients and their families to encourage healing and soften emotional, physical, and/or spiritual suffering. Real-life clinical examples beautifully illustrate the application of this model.
"Wright has done it again! A groundbreaking, landmark text (that connects) suffering, spirituality, and clinical interventions. Wright is compassionately attentive in describing richly textured clinical vignettes that invite personal and professional critical reflection...an impressive, thought-provoking, clearly written, practical, appealing text notable for its blending of theory, research, values, skills, clinical experiences, and ordinary life moments.'
Maureen Leahey, RN, PhD
Author, Consultant, Family Nursing Educator