Nurses' spiritual well-being: Its influence on attitudes and level of practice in providing spiritual care
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the spiritual well-being of nurses and its influence on their attitudes toward providing spiritual care to patients. Two research instruments and a demographic data form were used for the survey. Using a descriptive design, tbe Spiritual Well-Being Scale, the Health Professional's Spiritual Role Scale, and the demographic data form were administered to 100 registered nurses from a large South Florida teaching hospital. The findings indicated a significantly positive correlation between the overall Spiritual Well-Being Scale and the Health Professional's Spiritual Role Scale (r = 0.52; p =.005). Significant differences were found between correlation of nurses' levels of spiritual well-being and all sociodemographic factors except for the three Age Groups and for religious affiliations. Findings have implications for how nurses should be trained in meeting patients total needs. ^
Religion, General|Health Sciences, Nursing
Vivian Jean Kemp,
"Nurses' spiritual well-being: Its influence on attitudes and level of practice in providing spiritual care"
(January 1, 1998).
ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU.