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The Caring Spirit Approach to Eldercare Paperback – April 27, 2005
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"This approach appeals to the spirit of those giving care while offering a fresh vision of what is possible in caring relationships. This book is a gift offering self care and self discovery for caregivers seeking inspiration and creative expression. The Caring Spirit approach should enhance the quality of lives, comfort and healing relationships in any setting." (Lisa P. Gwyther, MSW, Director, Family Support Program Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center 2001-01-01)
"The emphasis on 'conscious caring' is a welcome addition to the literature on long-term care. This book helps administrators, staff, families, and residents understand how living and working in a long-term care facility can be a blessing to all." (Susan H. McFadden, Ph.D., Professor and Chair Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 2001-01-01)
"This programatic book is a helpful contribution to the expanding literature for implementing spiritual values and concepts in long-term care facilities." (Melvin A. Kimble, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology and Director The Center for Aging, Religion and Spirituality Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN 2001-01-01)
"an excellent, insightful training guide for staying connected to our hearts and souls as we perform the sacred work of eldercare … [the book] should be required reading for all managers in long-term care facilities" (Interfaith Voice, National Interfaith Coalition on Aging 2001-01-01)
"[Kriseman's] step-by-step training exercises to help caregivers become more insightful, soulful, sacred, connected, and spiritual are warm and inviting and will definitely feed the soul, as well as improve long-term care environments." (Journal of Christian Nursing 2001-01-01)
"[The Caring Spirit’s] understanding and presentation of spirituality is particularly sensitive… [the] lesson plans are simple and easy to follow [and] the exercises are interactive and enable participants to go deeper in their understandings and experience of caregiving … The Caring Spirit will go a long way to providing a foundation for excellence in caregiving." (Donald Koepke, Director Center for Spirituality and Ethics in Aging 2001-01-01)
"The Caring Spirit™ has helped me to see my purpose for why I do this work." "This training has helped me to see how important it is to be spiritual at work and with the residents." "It has taught me to be more care oriented instead of task oriented, to show more compassion." "[It] made me realize that you can make a difference in somebody’s life everyday and not even know that you have done so. Even a smile can change people." (Comments from staff trained in The Caring Spirit™ 2001-01-01)
About the Author
Nancy L. Kriseman, M.S.W., is a licensed geriatric social worker with more than 21 years of experience serving as a program developer, trainer, teacher, and counselor for elders and the staff who care for them. She is currently working as a private geriatric care consultant, assisting with program development and training needs for assisted living and nursing facilities and for home care agencies. She is also an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University in Georgia and a board member of the Georgia Gerontology Association. She is a recognized national speaker and expert on aging concerns.