Disclosing and discussing the role of spirituality in the transition theory of Afaf Meleis

Helga Martins*, Sílvia Caldeira

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Abstract

Spirituality is as an individual, dynamic, and a complex concept. Meleis's theory includes spirituality in many aspects, and looking at this dimension within this specific theory may help in understanding spirituality as a critical dimension in transitions, as processes, but also as a dimension of self–transition as individual development and growing. Therefore, spirituality is an inherent and integral element of the several foundations of this theory, especially in nursing therapeutics, patterns of responses and transition conditions (facilitators and inhibitors).
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12348
Number of pages4
JournalNursing Philosophy
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Holism
  • Nursing
  • Nursing theory
  • Spirituality
  • Transitions theory

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