Spiritual care is not as complex as we may think
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Spiritual care is not as complex as we may think

Barry Quinn Macmillan director, Nursing for cancer and palliative care, Bart’s Health NHS Trust, London, Nursing Management

Skills that draw us to nursing provide a basis to engage in the spiritual comfort of our patients – and ourselves

I have often asked patients, their families and healthcare professionals what makes a good nurse. Over the years the answer has remained constant: a good nurse is one who demonstrates patience and compassion, who listens and tells the truth with sensitivity – someone who shows they care.

Nursing Standard. 33, 9, 69-70. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.9.69.s19

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