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Embedding spiritual care into everyday nursing practice

Clarke, Janice and Baume, Kath (2019) Embedding spiritual care into everyday nursing practice. Nursing Standard. ISSN 0029-6570

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This article explains how patients’ spiritual needs can be embedded into everyday nursing practice, rather than being seen as an additional task for nurses to undertake. It outlines an integrated person model of care, which involves the nurse using the unique contact involved in providing physical care to meet the patient's spiritual needs. In addition, nurses can use the principles of therapeutic relationships such as empathy and providing a non-judgemental presence to support spiritual care, as well as respecting patients' dignity and individuality. This article also describes techniques for discussing spirituality with patients, and explains how touch can be a useful therapeutic intervention that can enhance patients' spiritual well being.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: care, chaplains, compassion, dignity, patient experience, patients, professional issues, spirituality,therapeutic relationships
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Kath Baume
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 10:13
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 13:18

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