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Spiritual Care 

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date: 22 October 2019

Spiritual care becomes especially important as patients face the end of life. Spirituality is closely related to culture. It encompasses not only religious beliefs but also a broad array of dimensions, including meaning, a sense of purpose, hope, and connection. Because advanced practice registered nurses serve as leaders, mentors, and models of expert clinical care, they can help ensure that high-quality spiritual care is provided. As with other aspects of advanced practice, nurses need knowledge and skills to deliver this care to patients and families. This chapter reviews the definition spirituality and components of a spiritual assessment.

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