Meeting Spiritual Needs: A Study Using the Spiritual Care Competence Scale

  title={Meeting Spiritual Needs: A Study Using the Spiritual Care Competence Scale},
  author={A. Hellman and Wesley E Williams and S. Hurley},
  journal={Journal of Christian Nursing},
ABSTRACT: Healthcare literature suggests that many nurses fail to address patients' spiritual needs and/or identify signs of spiritual distress. A study was conducted to explore whether nurses in a medical center possessed the knowledge to assess patients' spirituality and design and implement a plan of spiritual care. The Spiritual Care Competence Scale was used to assess competence in spiritual care assessment and implementation; professionalization and improving quality; personal support and… Expand
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