Spirituality in nursing practice
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Spirituality in nursing practice

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

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 article 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.

Nursing Standard. 29, 39, 51-57. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.39.51.e9726



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Received: 31 October 2014

Accepted: 13 February 2015