Global APN Case Studies in Spirituality: Stories of Hope from the United Kingdom

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


Spirituality is not routinely integrated into healthcare practice in he United Kingdom (UK). Many practitioners, when asked, are confused about the definition of spirituality and routinely conflate it with religion. However, when you talk to practitioners about holistic care, they will often use terminology which connects to spirituality, for example person-centred care and compassionate care. This chapter firstly discusses the Advanced Practice nurse role in the UK before exploring how spirituality in healthcare is understood. Two case studies are then presented to illustrate spirituality being integrated into practice by Advanced Nurse Practitioners in a primary care and hospital setting.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpiritual Dimensions of Advanced Practice Nursing
Subtitle of host publicationStories of Hope
EditorsMelanie Rogers
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
Pages195 - 208
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030714642
ISBN (Print)9783030714635, 9783030714666
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameAdvanced Practice in Nursing
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
ISSN (Print)2511-3917
ISSN (Electronic)2511-3925


Dive into the research topics of 'Global APN Case Studies in Spirituality: Stories of Hope from the United Kingdom'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this