Introduction to Spirituality

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This chapter focuses on the concept of spirituality and evaluates some of the theoretical perspectives related to spirituality in healthcare generally. Challenges around defining spirituality, reasons for integrating spirituality into practice, the relationship of spirituality to religion, how to put spirituality into practice and ethical issues are discussed. The large and diverse literature on the history and meaning of the term spirituality is not explored. The chapter instead seeks to explore how spirituality is generally understood and applied in healthcare.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpiritual Dimensions of Advanced Practice Nursing
Subtitle of host publicationStories of Hope
EditorsMelanie Rogers
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783030714642
ISBN (Print)9783030714666, 9783030714635
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameAdvanced Practice in Nursing
ISSN (Print)2511-3917
ISSN (Electronic)2511-3925


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