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SPIRITUALITY IN NURSING The Spirituality in Nursing Natalia Bortell Keiser University 1
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SPIRITUALITY IN NURSING The term spirituality is often misused with the word religion. Spirituality has various definitions, depending on who is asked. Some identify it as simple as reaching a higher meaning to their life, while others perceive it to be more complex, so that they can surround their beliefs, religion and overall life around it. Most nurses consider themselves highly spiritual. Spirituality is an emotional dimension within inside of every individual, whether atheist, religious, or humanist. It is a nonstop process involving ongoing changes and growth, or enlightenment of a human spirit. Spirituality can be found in many aspects of nursing. Understanding and accepting the unique spirituality of the each individual patient can enhance their sense of well-being, and create a strong bond with a caregiver. In some cases, patients are willing to sacrifice nearly anything to retain their spiritual integrity. With regard to multicultural background in this
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course NA 123 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '10 term at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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