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The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work

Beth R. Crisp (Redaktør)

This international volume provides a comprehensive account of contemporary research, new perspectives and cutting-edge issues surrounding religion and spirituality in social work. The introduction introduces key themes and conceptual issues such as understandings of religion and spirituality as well as definitions of social work, which can vary between countries. Les mer
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This international volume provides a comprehensive account of contemporary research, new perspectives and cutting-edge issues surrounding religion and spirituality in social work. The introduction introduces key themes and conceptual issues such as understandings of religion and spirituality as well as definitions of social work, which can vary between countries. The main body of the book is divided up into sections on regional perspectives; religious and spiritual traditions; faith-based service provision; religion and spirituality across the lifespan; and social work practice. The final chapter identifies key challenges and opportunities for developing both social work scholarship and practice in this area.


Including a wide range of international perspectives from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Malta, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, the UK and the USA, this Handbook succeeds in extending the dominant paradigms and comprises a mix of authors including major names, significant contributors and emerging scholars in the field, as well as leading contributors in other fields of social work who have an interest in religion and spirituality.


The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work is an authoritative and comprehensive reference for academics and researchers as well as for organisations and practitioners committed to exploring why, and how, religion and spirituality should be integral to social work practice.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

PART I


Introduction





1 Religion and spirituality in social work: creating an international dialogue


Beth R. Crisp





PART II


Regional perspectives





2 Australia: it's complicated


Beth R. Crisp





3 Korean social welfare's approach to spiritual diversity


Edward R. Canda, Jungrim Moon and Kyung Mee Kim





4 The absent presence of religion and spirituality in mental health social work in Northern Ireland


Patricia Carlisle





5 Spirituality and religion in Maltese social work practice: a taboo?


Claudia Psaila





PART III


Religious and spiritual traditions





6 The constructed 'Indian' and Indigenous sovereignty: social work practice with Indigenous peoples


Arielle Dylan and Bartholemew Smallboy





7 The sacred in traditional African spirituality: creating synergies with social work practice


Raisuyah Bhagwan





8 Studying social work: dilemmas and difficulties of Ultra-Orthodox women


Nehami Baum





9 Western Buddhism and social work


Caroline Humphrey





10 Achieving dynamic balancing: application of Daoist principles into social work practice


Celia Hoi Yan Chan, Xiao-Wen Ji and Cecilia Lai Wan Chan





11 Celtic spirituality: exploring the fascination across time and place


Laura Beres





12 Material spirituality: challenging Gnostic tendencies in contemporary understandings of religion and spirituality in social work


Russell Whiting





13 Social work with Muslim communities: treading a critical path over the crescent moon


Sara Ashencaen Crabtree





14 Religious and spiritual perspectives of social work among the Palestinians


Alean Al-Krenawi





PART IV


Faith-based service provision





15 Partners in service and justice: Catholic social welfare and the social work profession


Linda Plitt Donaldson





16 Residential childcare in faith-based institutions


Mark Smith





17 The background and roles of The Salvation Army in providing social and faith-based services


Michael Wolf-Branigin and Katie Hirtz Bingaman





18 South Asian gurus, their movements and social service


Samta P. Pandya





19 Reclaiming compassion: Auschwitz, Holocaust remembrance and social work


John G. Fox





20 At a crossroads: the Church of Sweden and its role as a welfare provider in a changing Swedish welfare state


Eva Jeppsson Grassman





PART V


Religion and spirituality across the lifespan





21 Spirituality: the missing component in trauma therapy across the lifespan


Heather Marie Boynton and Jo-Ann Vis





22 Spirituality as a protective factor for children and adolescents


Linda Benavides





23 Responding to child abuse in religious contexts


Philip Gilligan





24 Queer meaning


Mark Henrickson





25 From entanglement to equanimity: an application of a holistic healing approach into social work practice with infertile couples


Yao Hong and Celia Hoi Yan Chan





26 Life's end journey: social workers in palliative care


Martha Wiebe





27 Social work and suffering in end-of-life care: an arts-based approach


Irene Renzenbrink





PART VI


Social work practice





28 Religious literacy in public and professional settings


Adam Dinham





29 Spirituality and sexuality: exploring tensions in everyday relationship-based practice


Janet Melville-Wiseman





30 Mindfulness for professional resilience


James Lucas





31 Spiritual competence: the key to effective practice with people from diverse religious backgrounds


David R. Hodge





32 A spiritual approach to social work practice


Ann M. Carrington





33 Critical spirituality and social work practice


Fiona Gardner





34 Spiritually informed social work within conflict-induced displacement


Malabika Das





35 Holistic arts-based social work


Diana Coholic





36 Ethical principles for transitioning to a renewable energy economy in an era of climate change


Mishka Lysack





37 The spiritual dimensions of ecosocial work in the context of global climate change


Fred H. Besthorn and Jon Hudson





38 Ultimate concerns and human rights: how can practice sensitive to spirituality and religion expand and sharpen social work capacity to challenge social injustice?


Fran Gale and Michael Dudley





39 Addressing spiritual bypassing: issues and guidelines for spiritually sensitive practice


Michael J. Sheridan





PART VII


Conclusion





40 Developing the agenda for religion and spirituality in social work


Beth R. Crisp





Index

Om forfatteren

Beth R. Crisp is a professor in the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University, Australia, where she is the discipline leader for social work. She has extensive experience in the international social work arena, having previously been Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Glasgow, and more recently was the Australian lead of a consortium of eight Australian and European universities that explored curriculum development in social work at an international level. In addition to her PhD from La Trobe University, she has undergraduate degrees in social work (La Trobe University), political science (University of Melbourne) and theology (Melbourne College of Divinity). Beth has contributed around 100 major articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as having written numerous research reports, book chapters and a number of books including Social Work and Faith-based Organizations (2014) and Spirituality and Social Work (2010).