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Spirituality and learning disabilities: are they compatible?

01 January 2001

Learning Disability Practice

Continuing professional development

This article examines the concept of spirituality and its relationship with people with learning disabilities. It examines how ideas about spirituality and people's...

Education issues surrounding the teaching of spirituality

05 July 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores the emerging debate surrounding the teaching of spirituality in nurse education programmes. It is suggested that both historical and...

Nurses’ perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care

14 October 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This research study illustrates nurses’ concern about spiritual care and the author demonstrates why this issue needs to be researched more fully to prepare nurses...

Open AccessEnhancing and advancing spiritual care in nursing and midwifery practice

30 September 2020

Nursing Standard


The World Health Organization (WHO 2020) designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. This celebration also recognises the 200th...

Ethical implications of consent in translational research

01 December 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

In the UK in 2010, 325,000 people were diagnosed with cancer with one in four dying from the disease. Cancer research is therefore a healthcare priority. Over the...

The reflective diary: an aid to practice-based learning

17 December 1997

Nursing Standard

Professional development

This article explores the use of reflective learning diaries in conjunction with a modified form of the Benner assessment tool (Benner 1984). The authors describe a...

A spiritual shortfall?

29 April 2015

Nursing Standard


The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s new code of conduct came into effect on March 31. The NMC undoubtedly consulted widely on the updated Code, capturing a range of...

Heed the evidence on place of spiritual needs in health care

20 May 2015

Nursing Standard


We welcome the engagement from the NMC about making explicit reference to the word spiritual within the new Code.

Spiritual care should be part of the Code

12 April 2017

Nursing Standard


We welcome the new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) quality standard, which calls for individualised care plans that address the ‘cultural,...

The power of two simple questions

05 December 2018

Nursing Standard


Nurses see spiritual care as fundamental to their everyday practice, but evidence shows they feel unprepared for it and want further education.