Implementing spiritual care interventions
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Implementing spiritual care interventions

S ílvia Caldeira Assistant professor and researcher Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Instituto de Ciências da Saúde, Lisbon, Portugal
Fiona Timmins Associate professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

This article, the third and final in a series of three, discusses the implementation of spiritual care interventions by nurses. It describes how nurses can use clinical reasoning and the nursing process to implement appropriate spiritual care for patients, and outlines the competencies necessary to identify spiritual distress and meet the spiritual needs of patients. Spiritual care interventions are discussed as part of a multidisciplinary team approach to the provision of holistic care.


Nursing Standard. 31, 34,54-60. doi: 10.7748/ns.2017.e10313

Received: 18 October 2015

Accepted: 29 January 2016

Published in print: 19 April 2017

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict Of Interest

None declared