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How undergraduate nursing students learn to care for patients spiritually in clinical studies - a review of literature.
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PMID:  23151107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
AIM: To gain knowledge about what is known about how undergraduate nursing students learn to care for patients spiritually in their clinical studies.
BACKGROUND: Spirituality is related to meaning, hope and comfort and spiritual care is part of nurses' responsibility. Clinical studies are vital for students to integrate knowledge, clinical reasoning and formation. However, nurses are important in role modelling.
METHOD: A literature search was undertaken using international databases from 1980 to 2012. Articles were thoroughly evaluated and 10 papers reviewed for this article.
RESULTS: Four main areas emerged as essential for learning spiritual care in clinical studies: (1) the importance of learning in real-life situations with repeated exposure to patients in diverse placements; (2) use of pedagogical methods that assist students to understand, work with and reflect on patients' spirituality; (3) to be aware of and overcome conditions prohibiting spiritual care learning; and (4) to see spiritual care learning in connection with how students are prepared and how they are followed up after clinical studies.
CONCLUSION: Clinical studies are fundamental to students' learning of spiritual care in nursing.
IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT: Nurse leaders play a key role in keeping holistic care a nursing focus and creating a good learning environment.
Tove Giske
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nursing management     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1365-2834     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Manag     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306050     Medline TA:  J Nurs Manag     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1049-57     Citation Subset:  N    
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© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Associate Professor, Haraldsplass Deaconess University College, Haraldsplass Deaconess Hospital, Bergen, Norway.
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