Addressing the spiritual needs of patients is an essential part of nursing practice. Earlier this year we published a new edition of Mary Elizabeth O’Brien’s highly regarded Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground. Now we're so happy to share that it just received a 5-star review. According to Mary Therese Rinzel, MSN, from Viterbo University, writing for Doody’s Review Service,
"With its updated and expanded content, this book…continues to offer readers an opportunity to delve into the importance of addressing the spiritual needs of their patients."
An invaluable resource for spirituality-focused nursing courses at all levels of education, Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground, Sixth Edition examines the relationship between spirituality and the practice of nursing. Topics include the history of nursing from a spiritual perspective, how to assess a patient’s spiritual needs, and the nurse’s role in spiritual care.
Completely updated and revised, the text also explores the spiritual needs of the acutely and chronically ill at the end of life. In addition, it delves into parish nursing, prayer in nursing, death and bereavement, and servant leadership in nursing. Also featured are three author-developed theoretical models for nursing practice and the Spiritual Assessment Scale, an instrument to measure a patient’s spiritual well-being.
New to the Sixth Edition:
- Expanded and updated content on contemporary spirituality in nursing
- New section on “spirituality and international terrorism” with examples from the Boston Marathon bombing and the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels
- New chapter detailing the ministry and nursing practice of Catherine of Siena, called the “patroness of nursing”
Visit our website to preview a sample chapter and learn more.