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Spirituality in Nursing Care
Pages 8 (2008 words)
The inevitable increase in diversity in the world is making medical practitioners to encounter continuously variations in religions, cultures in the course of providing medical care.
Consequently, the subject of spirituality is at the heart of both medical practitioners and their patients. This is because all people are spiritual and that spiritual care largely contributes to the process of healing. Moreover, rehabilitation patients usually need a lot of spiritual care than patients in other healthcare areas because of their condition. Even though the duties in nursing practice always involve the provision of ethical and competent nursing services to patients, their profession widely involves provision of direct services that involve interactions between the person, health and environment. However, training in this area of spiritual care is seldom provided since most of the training is focused on emotional, social, cultural, physical and psychological aspects of the client. The nurse, therefore lacks the ability to provide spiritual care. Many nurses feel uncomfortable in accessing a client’s spiritual realm because of the abstract nature of the elements of spirituality. Others find it difficult to develop appropriate methods to access this spiritual area. Moreover, the strict standards of practice make it difficult for nurses to indulge in spiritual care since these standards are self-regulating. Spirituality usually provides patients with a scope to view the world that they live in and, therefore involves an individual’s greatest threats and ambition. ...
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