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Title: Nurses/midwives' awareness of the spiritual dimension in care : perceived impact on self and care
Other Titles: Spirituality : the human dimension in care
Authors: Baldacchino, Donia
Keywords: Spiritual care (Medical care)
Holistic medicine -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Holistic nursing -- Religious aspects
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: University of Malta. Institute of Health Care
Citation: Baldacchino, D. (2008). Nurses/midwives' awareness of the spiritual dimension in care: perceived impact on self and care. In D. Baldacchino, & L. Ross (Eds.), Spirituality : the human dimension in care (pp. 37-46). Msida: Institute of Health Care.
Abstract: Literature criticised nursing care for giving minimal attention to the spiritual dimension in patient care (Baldacchino 2005, Oldnal 1996, Ross 1996). This may be due to lack oftime, work overload, secularisation of the contemporary society, feelings of incompetence to deliver spiritual care and lack of education in the curricula (Baldacchino 2006, McSherry 1998, Ross 1994). Bradshaw (1997) argues that spiritual care is caught rather than taught from role-models in the clinical area. However, it is argued that since spiritual care is not being given the merited attention, learning on the spiritual dimension in care through role-modelling appears to be impracticable.
ISBN: 9789993206491
Appears in Collections:Spirituality: The Human Dimension in Care

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