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An online survey of nurses' perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care.
The preliminary analysis confirms that nurses across the full health economy in the United Kingdom consider spirituality to be a fundamental aspect of nursing. Expand
The construct validity of a rating scale designed to assess spirituality and spiritual care.
A postal survey, containing a questionnaire and covering letter, was distributed to 1029 ward-based nurses, of all grades, in a Large NHS Trust in an attempt to establish how nurses perceivedExpand
The language of spirituality: an emerging taxonomy.
  • W. McSherry, K. Cash
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International journal of nursing studies
  • 1 February 2004
Nursing is constructing a 'blanket' definition of spirituality, which has a broad, almost inexhaustible set of defining characteristics, and there is a danger that the word may become so broad in meaning that it loses any real significance. Expand
Student nurses perceptions of spirituality and competence in delivering spiritual care: a European pilot study.
Whether students' perceptions of spirituality can be broadened to include the full range of spiritual needs patients may encounter and whether their competence can be enhanced by education to better equip them to deliver spiritual care is worthy of further investigation. Expand
A systematic literature review of Releasing Time to Care: The Productive Ward.
The review tentatively reports how The Productive Ward programme has been used to transform nursing practice for the benefit of patients and frontline staff, and how it resulted in cost savings. Expand
Dilemmas of spiritual assessment: considerations for nursing practice.
The area of spiritual assessment needs careful consideration, both nationally and internationally, by those professionals involved in the provision of spiritual care so that potential dilemmas can be identified and reviewed, and may prevent the construction and subsequent use of inappropriate assessment tools within practice. Expand
Spirituality and child development: a concept analysis.
The aims of this paper are to explore spiritual awareness in children by providing examples of the expression of spiritual beliefs in relation to the developmental stage of the child, and to identify the implications for clinical practice. Expand
The principal components model: a model for advancing spirituality and spiritual care within nursing and health care practice.
A model that emerged from a qualitative study using grounded theory and contained six components: individuality, inclusivity, integrated, inter/intra-disciplinary, innate and institution may assist all health care practitioners and organizations to advance the concepts of spirituality and spiritual care within their own sphere of practice. Expand
Nurses' perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care.
  • W. McSherry
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
  • 14 October 1998
This research study illustrates nurses' concern about spiritual care and the author demonstrates why this issue needs to be researched more fully to prepare nurses to fulfil this role appropriately.
Meaning of spirituality: implications for nursing practice.
It would seem that there is now an urgent need for nursing to evaluate and perhaps adjust its vision regarding what constitutes spirituality, and an approach may serve to reduce the gap between policy and public expectation. Expand