Meeting spiritual needs in mental health careSubscription
Training on spirituality can help mental health professionals meet patients’ spiritual needs by increasing their confidence in addressing the subject
Is compassion possible in a market-led NHS?Subscription
While nurses have been accused by the media of lacking compassion there is little evidence of a compassion deficit in the profession
What is nursing care and who owns it?Subscription
In its response to the second Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust report, the nursing profession should reflect on how it views care
Data on an innovative chaplaincy service shows many patients are being given spiritual support at the end of life and are choosing their place of care.
MetaHabilitation is a new model for rehabilitation after personal life crisis or significant trauma. It focuses on emotional and spiritual challenges.
Nurses must be confident in assessing and implementing spiritual care. Active listening and effective communication will help gain an understanding of needs
Offering spiritual support to dying patients and their families through a chaplaincy serviceSubscription
Spiritual care involves giving time and compassionate attention to dying patients and their families. A trust explains how an innovative chaplaincy service was set up
Although spirituality is a difficult concept to define, supporting patients’ individual spiritual needs may help them to cope with their illnesses
Patients benefit from a holistic assessment of their needs. Nursing models help to promote this and also encourage nurses to take a systematic approach
Despite having fallen out of favour, nursing models may incorporate fundamental concepts, values and beliefs about contemporary nursing. It is time to revisit them