Competence 1: Intrapersonal Spirituality and Its Impact on Person-Centred Spiritual Care

René Van Leeuwen, Gørill Haugan, Melanie Rogers, Åsa Roxberg, Joanna Zolnierz, Anto Čartolovni

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In this chapter, the impact of interpersonal spirituality on person-centred care is outlined, and what is meant by intrapersonal spirituality is clarified within the context holistic nursing and midwifery (N/M) care. The essence of intrapersonal spirituality in nursing and midwifery for N/M practice is worked out by the concepts of presence, attention, availability and vulnerability. The chapter gives you as a reader the opportunity to discover your personal and intrapersonal spirituality by use of the FICA self-assessment tool.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnhancing Nurses’ and Midwives’ Competence in Providing Spiritual Care
Subtitle of host publicationThrough Innovative Education and Compassionate Care
EditorsWilfred McSherry, Adam Boughey, Josephine Attard
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783030658885
ISBN (Print)9783030658878
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2021


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