Publication Year: 2013
Authors/Editor: O'Brien, Mary Elizabeth
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Explores the relationship between spirituality and the practice of nursing from a variety of perspectives, including: nursing assessment of patients' spiritual needs; the nurse's role in the provision of spiritual care; the spiritual nature of the nurse-patient relationship; and the spiritual history of the nursing profession.
This fifth edition includes a new chapter titled, ""Prayer in Nursing"", which includes information on topics such as the history of prayer in nursing, finding time for prayer in nursing, prayer and nursing practice, and the ethics of praying with patients.
A second new chapter titled, ""The Spirituality of Caring: A Sacred Covenant Model of Caring for Nursing Practice"", explores the history of spirituality in nurse caregiving and spiritual concepts in nursing theories of caring. A concept analysis of nurses’ caring as a sacred covenant includes the ""Sacred Covenant Model of Caring for Nursing Practice"", a model for clinical practice developed by the author.