Mary Elizabeth O'Brien's Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground is perhaps the most comprehensive text on spirituality and nursing currently in print. Now in its Sixth Edition, it continues as an invaluable resource for spirituality-focused nursing courses at all levels of education. Examining 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"
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