A View of Spirituality and Spiritual Care in a Sample of Spanish Nurses

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Title: A View of Spirituality and Spiritual Care in a Sample of Spanish Nurses
Authors: Reig-Ferrer, Abilio | Cuesta-Benjumea, Carmen de la | Fernández-Pascual, M. Dolores | Santos-Ruiz, Ana
Research Group/s: Calidad de Vida, Bienestar Psicológico y Salud | Psicología Aplicada a la Salud y Comportamiento Humano (PSYBHE)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Psicología de la Salud
Keywords: Meaning in Life Scale | Nursing | Spirituality | Qualitative analysis
Knowledge Area: Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológico | Enfermería | Psicología Básica
Issue Date: 22-Feb-2019
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Reig-Ferrer A, de la Cuesta-Benjumea C, Fernández-Pascual MD, Santos-Ruiz A. A View of Spirituality and Spiritual Care in a Sample of Spanish Nurses. Religions. 2019; 10(2):129. doi:10.3390/rel10020129
Abstract: The aim of this paper was to explore a select group of Spanish nurses’ views of spirituality and spiritual care. An exploratory design using both qualitative and quantitative methods was used in this study. The participants were nurses who were enrolled in a Master of Nursing Research. Data were collected via an open questionnaire. Furthermore, participants completed the Meaning in Life Scale (MiLS-Sp), whose results were analysed using quantitative methodology. The results that were obtained from the quantitative analyses reported a satisfactory mean score on nurses’ self-reported spirituality. Qualitative data were analysed using grounded theory procedures. Qualitative analysis showed two approaches to spirituality nurses’ views: (i) a clinical approach that influenced by the context of their clinical practice and (ii) an alternative approach where spirituality was viewed as a health resource, moving away from the biomedical model of nursing training. Nurses are sensitive to spirituality issues and acknowledge their importance to practice. Despite this, they view spirituality in a rather mechanistic way without changing their attitudes, competences and perspectives on healthcare.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/88676
ISSN: 2077-1444
DOI: 10.3390/rel10020129
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10020129
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