An integrated spiritual practice framework for use within social work

Carrington, Ann M. 2013, An integrated spiritual practice framework for use within social work, Journal of religion and spirituality in social work : social thought, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 287-312, doi: 10.1080/15426432.2013.839206.

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Title An integrated spiritual practice framework for use within social work
Author(s) Carrington, Ann M.
Journal name Journal of religion and spirituality in social work : social thought
Volume number 32
Issue number 4
Start page 287
End page 312
Total pages 26
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1542-6440
Keyword(s) spiritual practice framework
spirituality and social work
Summary Social work continues to move towards the incorporation of spirituality within social work theory and practice, yet gaps remain at many levels. The current dearth of theorization of spirituality in social work has created a situation where individual social workers wishing to include spirituality in their practice are forced to rely on their own initiative and inventiveness, with no clear theoretical, practical, or ethical guidelines. This article presents the beginnings of an integrated spiritual practice framework which may help to address some of these concerns. This research scrutinized the proposed Integrated Spiritual Practice Framework (ISPF) through literature survey of three spiritual ideologies (Hinduism, Islam, and Buddhism) using the process of metatriangulation. The study found that each ideological perspective provided evidence and support for the structures and concepts of the ISPF. Through the analysis and theory building process, each ideology contributed greater understanding of components of the ISPF, resulting in a more sophisticated and developed framework for integrating spirituality within social work.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/15426432.2013.839206
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Taylor & Francis
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