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J Health Psychol. 2015 Mar;20(3):259-72. doi: 10.1177/1359105314566610.

Definitional ceremonies: narrative practices for psychologists to inform interdisciplinary teams' understanding of children's spirituality in pediatric settings.

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1
McGill University, Canada kelsey.moore@mail.mcgill.ca.
2
McGill University, Canada.
3
Montreal Children's Hospital, Canada.

Abstract

In pediatric settings, parents and children often seek spiritual and religious support from their healthcare provider, as they try to find meaning in their illness. Narrative practices, such as definitional ceremonies, can provide a unique framework for psychologists to explore children's spirituality and its role in the midst of illness. In addition, definitional ceremonies can be used as a means for psychologists to inform interdisciplinary teams' understanding of children's spirituality and its relevance in pediatric treatment settings. In this article, our objectives are to (a) provide a brief overview of the literature on children's spirituality, (b) review some of the literature on childhood cancer patients' spirituality,

KEYWORDS:

cancer; definitional ceremonies; narrative therapy; pediatrics; spirituality

PMID:
25762382
DOI:
10.1177/1359105314566610
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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