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.
- Concept formation
- Qualitative research