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dc.contributor.authorChew, Brendan WK
dc.contributor.authorTiew, Lay Hwa
dc.contributor.authorCreedy, Debra K
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-10T03:22:48Z
dc.date.available2018-07-10T03:22:48Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0962-1067
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jocn.13290
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/142964
dc.description.abstractAims and objectives. To investigate acute care nurses’ perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care and relationships with nurses’ personal and professional characteristics. Background. Spirituality and spiritual care are often neglected or absent in daily nursing practice. Nurses’ perceptions of spirituality can be influenced by personal, professional and social factors and affect the provision of spiritual care. Design. A cross-sectional, exploratory, nonexperimental design was used. Methods. All nursing staff (n = 1008) from a large acute care hospital in Singapore were invited to participate. Participants completed a demographic form and the Spiritual Care-Giving Scale. Completed surveys were received from 767 staff yielding a response rate of 76%. Descriptive statistics and General Linear Modelling were used to analyse data. Results. Acute care nurses reported positive perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care. Religion, area of clinical practice and view of self as spiritual were associated with nurses’ reported perspectives of spirituality and spiritual care. Conclusion. Nurses working in this acute care hospital in Singapore reported positive perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care. Respondents tended to equate religion with spirituality and were often unclear about what constituted spiritual care. They reported a sense of readiness to apply an interprofessional approach to spiritual care. However, positive perceptions of spirituality may not necessarily translate into practice. Relevance to clinical practice. Spiritual care can improve health outcomes. Nurses’ understanding of spirituality is essential for best practice. Interprofessional collaboration with clinicians, administrators, educators, chaplains, clergy and spiritual leaders can contribute to the development of practice guidelines and foster spiritual care by nurses. Further research is needed on the practical applications of spiritual care in nursing.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom2520
dc.relation.ispartofpageto2527
dc.relation.ispartofissue17-18
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111099
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleAcute care nurses’ perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care: an exploratory study in Singapore
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorCreedy, Debra K.


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