Spirituality in nursing care: online resource introduction
In 2010 the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) surveyed its members about spirituality and spiritual care. Following the survey, the RCN established the Spirituality Task and Finish Group, which developed the Spirituality in nursing care pocket guide.
Media headlines have drawn attention to the potential conflict that exists between the personal spiritual values and beliefs of nursing staff and their practice. This online resource supports nursing staff to explore this issue in an interactive and reflective way that develops self-awareness and highlights implications and considerations for nursing practice.
The resource expands upon the spirituality pocket guide and has been created to enable nursing staff to develop their knowledge and understanding of spirituality and spiritual care. It will be of use to all health care professionals, allowing them to engage with and address important questions about the spiritual aspect of care. It provides an introduction to the concepts of spirituality and spiritual care and is designed to enable you to explore these concepts at your own pace. If you want to further your knowledge and understanding in this area then you can follow the links to additional resources.
Please take the time to explore the online resource:
- Spirituality is about...
- Spirituality is not about...
- Spirituality case studies
- Spiritual exploration exercise
- Reflective questions
- When does the spiritual come into focus?
- What does spiritual care look like and what does it do?
- What skills are needed to provide spiritual care?
- Spirituality practice examples
- Spiritual care exercises
- Spiritual quotations
- Integrating personal belief and professional responsibility
- Case studies
- Exercise and exploration