Spiritual Care in Nursing

Advanced for Nurses, by Danielle Bullen Love, Oct. 26, 2016

"Spirituality in health care is 'that part of person that gives meaning and purpose to the person's life. Belief in a higher power that may inspire hope, seek resolution, and transcend physical and conscious constraints.'

Spiritual care in nursing is an important part of overall healthcare. Although nurses may recognize the value of spirituality to their patients, many are unsure of how to best address those needs. Nurse researchers led by Christina Canfield, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-E, a clinical nurse specialist at eHospital, Cleveland Clinic studied nurses' definitions of spirituality and their comfort levels in providing spiritual care to patients"