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Spirituality in pre-registration nurse education and practice: A review of the literature

Lewinson, Lesline and MCSHERRY, Wilfred and KEVERN, Peter (2015) Spirituality in pre-registration nurse education and practice: A review of the literature. Nurse Education Today. ISSN 0260-6917 (In Press)

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Spirituality is known to be an integral part of holistic care, yet research shows that it is not well valued or represented in nurse education and practice. However, the nursing profession continues to make efforts to redress the balance by issuing statements and guidance for the inclusion of spirituality by nurses in their practice. A literature review was undertaken and confirms that nurses are aware of their lack of knowledge, understanding and skills in the area of spirituality and spiritual care, and desire to be better informed and skilled in this area. Consequently, in order for nurses to support the spiritual dimension of their role, nurse education has a vital part to play in raising spiritual awareness and facilitating competence and confidence in this domain. The literature review also reveals that studies involving pre-registration are few, but those available do provide examples of innovation and various teaching methods to deliver this topic in nursing curricula

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
V600 Theology and Religious studies
X900 Others in Education
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Health Sciences > Social Work, Allied and Public Health
Depositing User: Peter KEVERN
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2015 11:31
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 11:42
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2059

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