The role of the nurse in providing spiritual care: a case study approach to exploring specific care provision by healthcare workers in the context of an interdisciplinary healthcare team

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Abstract

The role of nurses within the multidisciplinary healthcare team is to support patients as they navigate health-illness transition. As the discipline has grown, so too has the knowledge that informs nursing practices. Nursing process relates to nursing clinical reasoning when caring for patients as individuals in a holistic paradigm, from assessment to outcomes evaluation, which should include spiritual needs. This chapter will: 1. Explore nursing care, outlining heritage and theories. 2. Describe spiritual care, particularly that provided by nurses. 3. Provide instruments (scales and classifications) for performing nursing process, based on a case.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpirituality in healthcare
Subtitle of host publicationperspectives for innovative practice
EditorsFiona Timmins, Sílvia Caldeira
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages117-142
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9783030044206
ISBN (Print)9783030044190
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Holistic nursing
  • Nursing assessment
  • Nursing diagnosis
  • Nursing theories
  • Spirituality

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