Spiritual coping: a focus of new nursing diagnoses

Sandra Rosado Cabaço, Sílvia Caldeira*, Margarida Vieira, Beth Rodgers

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OBJECTIVE: To define the antecedents, consequents, and attributes of spiritual coping. METHODS: Rodgers’ evolutionary model for concept analysis was used to guide an integrative literature review of qualitative research. FINDINGS: Six qualitative articles were included and elements that define and contextualize the concept were identified. CONCLUSIONS: Three new nursing diagnoses are proposed, based on qualitative findings. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: These new diagnoses should be submitted to clinical validation in different cultural and religious backgrounds, but the inclusion in the taxonomy highlights a holistic perspective concerning the spiritual dimension of patients’ responses in life and health transitions, and so, bringing the approach to spirituality into nursing practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-164
Number of pages9
JournalInternational journal of nursing knowledge
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018


  • Adaptation
  • Concept formation
  • Psychological
  • Qualitative research
  • Review
  • Spirituality


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