The meaning of spirituality: a literature review.

  title={The meaning of spirituality: a literature review.},
  author={Jennie Dyson and Mark Cobb and David Forman},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={26 6},
This paper presents a literature review in relation to the meaning of spirituality. It is proposed that meeting the spiritual needs of patients is a fundamental part of providing holistic nursing care, but that the assessment and meeting of those needs is impeded by inadequate definitions and conceptual frameworks. It should not be assumed that spirituality is either synonymous, or coterminous, with religion, and it is suggested that to adopt this restrictive view is unhelpful in the provision… CONTINUE READING