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An online survey of nurses' perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care.
AIM This paper presents the preliminary descriptive findings from an online survey commissioned by the Royal College of Nursing to ascertain members' perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care.Expand
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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
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The language of spirituality: an emerging taxonomy.
  • W. McSherry, K. Cash
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International journal of nursing studies
  • 1 February 2004
BACKGROUND This paper explores the relationships that exist between the language used to describe spirituality within nursing and the appropriateness of constructing a universal definition acceptableExpand
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Student nurses perceptions of spirituality and competence in delivering spiritual care: a European pilot study.
BACKGROUND Spiritual care is expected of nurses, but it is not clear how undergraduates can achieve competency in spiritual care at point of registration as required by nursing/midwifery regulatoryExpand
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A systematic literature review of Releasing Time to Care: The Productive Ward.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This systematic review provides an overview of the literature published on Releasing Time to Care: The Productive Ward between 2005 and June 2011. BACKGROUND Releasing Time toExpand
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Dilemmas of spiritual assessment: considerations for nursing practice.
BACKGROUND Interest in the spiritual dimension of nursing has resulted in a proliferation of published research internationally that is very prescriptive, suggesting that nurses should be providingExpand
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The principal components model: a model for advancing spirituality and spiritual care within nursing and health care practice.
AIM The aim of this study was to generate a deeper understanding of the factors and forces that may inhibit or advance the concepts of spirituality and spiritual care within both nursing and healthExpand
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Spirituality and child development: a concept analysis.
BACKGROUND If children are to be given the opportunity to develop to their full potential, fostering spiritual growth must be part of the process of caring for them. However, the meaningfulExpand
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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.
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Meaning of spirituality: implications for nursing practice.
BACKGROUND This research outlines some preliminary findings emerging from a grounded theory investigation into the 'meaning of spirituality'. These initial results raise some important questionsExpand
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