Spirituality in nursing practice

This learning module has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and was last updated in 2019.

All modules are subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software.

Duration: 02:00:00 Type: CPD modules Level: Students, Qualified Nurses

Authors

Melanie Rogers, Senior lecturer, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, England.
John Wattis, Visiting professor, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, England.


Short description

Explore what is meant by spirituality and the term 'spiritually competent practice', and consider the factors that might affect the integration of spirituality into nursing care. This module includes guidance on incorporating spirituality into your practice.


Detailed description

Spirituality is an important aspect of holistic care that is frequently overlooked. This is because of difficulties in conceptualising spirituality and confusion about how it should be integrated into nursing care. This learning module explores what is meant by spirituality and spiritually competent practice. It examines attitudes to spirituality, describes factors that might affect the integration of spirituality into nursing care and offers practical guidance to equip nurses to incorporate spirituality into their practice.

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