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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...

The importance of hope

01 July 1998

Nursing Standard

Psychological care

A great deal was written on the role of the nurse in inspiring hope during the 1980s, but more recently, little has appeared in the nursing literature, particularly...

Treating infertility in Roman Catholics

25 October 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical infertility

This article sets out to assess Roman Catholic doctrine on the medical treatment of infertility, and the implications of that doctrine for infertile couples....

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...

The religious and spiritual needs of mental health clients

17 March 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This research study demonstrates the necessity for mental health nurses and allied clinical staff to be conscious that their clients may have spiritual and religious...

Reviewing nursing support in cancer care

01 April 2004

Cancer Nursing Practice


Supportive care has come to the forefront of political attention, a fact symbolised by last month’s release of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE)...

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...

Pathway to accommodate patients’ spiritual needs

26 May 2012

Nursing Management


Many service users would like their spiritual needs to be taken into account during treatment and doing so has been shown to have positive benefits. However, this...