The spiritual dimension is described and is interpreted as the need for :
meaning, purpose and fulfilment in life ;
hope/will to live ;
belief and faith.
As the spiritual dimension is important for the attainment of an overall sense of health, well-being and quality of life (referred to as the health potential) and as illness and hospitalisation can precipitate spiritual distress, patients'spiritual needs should be addressed.
The nurse's role in spiritual care is discussed with reference to the nursing literature.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nursing, Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Attitude religieuse, Bien être, Santé, Qualité vie, Rôle professionnel, Spiritualité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nursing, Nurse, Health staff, Human, Religious attitude, Well being, Health, Quality of life, Occupational role
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0555522
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.