Spirituality and nursing

Authored by: Sandhya Chandramohan , Raisuyah Bhagwan

The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138214675
eBook ISBN: 9781315445489
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315445489-25

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Abstract

Nursing in the late 20th century reached a consensus that the best care of patients is realized through focusing on the whole person, not only on the body and mind. An interest in the spiritual dimension of humankind and the relationship of spirituality to human health and well-being thus began to receive greater attention, both in practice and in academia (van Dover and Pfeiffer 2006; Deal 2008).

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