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Naming The Pain And Guiding The Care: The Central Tasks Of Diagnosis, Donald D. Denton Jan 2008

Naming The Pain And Guiding The Care: The Central Tasks Of Diagnosis, Donald D. Denton

Donald Denton

In my prior volume on diagnosis I identified two themes in diagnosis that would need attention: the continued professionalization of religious care and the continued spiritualization of secular care. The challenge for religious providers of relational care would be to find a unified language of diagnosis with which they could communicate among themselves and also speak effectively with the wider community of human care. The challenge in the secular clinical community was somewhat similar, growing out of the culture’s emerging desire for care that includes sensitivity to spiritual values: finding a nosology for diagnosis that would honor the dilemmas ...