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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...

The fruits of mental illness: becoming spiritual and learning to care

01 April 2004

Mental Health Practice


Stanley de Freitas was born in Barbados in 1957, the second of nine children. His father, a successful lawyer, is of Portuguese and English descent, and his mother...

The spiritual needs of inpatient mental health service users: theoretical and practical applications

11 May 2017

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

This article introduces the concept of spirituality in mental healthcare and its relevance to practice. It uses a short case study as an example from practice using...

Between two worlds: children raised in strict religious communities

26 November 2011

Mental Health Practice


This article discusses the psychological demands made of children and young people raised in religious communities who are expected to conform to the beliefs of...

Spirituality and health

01 October 2006

Nursing Management

Applied leadership

SPIRITUAL OR RELIGIOUS beliefs can and do shape lives (Koenig et al 2001).

The evidence base for spiritual care

01 October 2005

Nursing Management


WITHIN CURRENT NURSING and medical practice all care should be research based, and new research should be evaluated to see if changes in clinical practice are...

Saudi Arabian women’s experiences of breast cancer treatment

01 September 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Aim The aim of this study was to explore the cultural framework of Saudi Arabian women’s experiences of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Method Sixty patients...

Cultural diversity in death and dying

01 December 2004

Nursing Management


AN IMPORTANT starting point when considering death and dying is acknowledging cultural and religious diversity. When caring for patients whose backgrounds are...

Spirituality and religion: exploring the relationship

01 October 2005

Nursing Management


Susan Hollins hopes to include all care professionals in the ongoing debate

Managing diversity

01 April 2004

Nursing Management


THE KINDS of ‘difference’ we are discussing here relate to people’s social identities: their membership of particular groups that are said to share common...