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  • Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Nursing Home Administrators
Hours: 30 Contact Hours

Sr. Mary Elizabeth O'Brien, SFCC, RN, Ph.D., MSW, MTS, FAAN

Workbook Author(s):

Mary Elaine Southard, DNP, RN, APHN-BC, HWNC-BC, DipCHom

Item#: N1933
Contents: 1 Textbook & 1 Workbook
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Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground, 6th Edition

Price $64.95
Item # N1933

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Release Date: April 12, 2018

Expiration Date: April 30, 2021

The assessment of a patient’s spiritual traditions and needs is an essential aspect of a nursing plan of care. Patient-centered care needs to focus on the spiritual dimension and traditions of patients to fully incorporate a mind-body-spirit connection.

Spirituality in Nursing – Standing on Holy Ground, Custom 6th Edition, explores the foundational relationship encompassing spirituality and the practice of nursing.

Each chapter informs nursing practice by presenting current thinking and research on the interconnection of spirituality and nursing for improved health and well-being.

Nurses in all practice settings will gain insight into the importance of spirituality in nursing and the meaning that spirituality has as a basis of caring for patients, and be able to apply this knowledge in their practice.

Course Objectives

  • Differentiate between religious practice and spirituality.
  • Discuss the importance of assessing the spiritual needs of patients.
  • Define the nurse-patient relationship as a caring ministry.
  • Define the nurse’s role in spiritual care.
  • Describe the spiritual needs of the patient with an acute illness.
  • Identify the spiritual dimension of the individual who is facing long-term chronic illness.
  • Discuss the spiritual needs of children who are ill and the spiritual needs of their family members.
  • Discuss spiritual well-being for the older adult, including the religious and spiritual practices used when experiencing physical or cognitive diminishment.
  • Describe the spiritual needs of the dying patient related to death and bereavement.
  • Discuss the philosophy of parish nursing according to the American Nurses Association Scope and Standards of Practice.

Sr. Mary Elizabeth O’Brien is Professor Emeritus on the faculty of The Catholic University of America School of Nursing in Washington, D.C. She has taught, conducted research and published, most notably in the area of spirituality and nursing, for the past 39 years. Sister Mary Elizabeth is the author of 16 books, 4 chapters in books and numerous refereed journal articles; she has been the recipient of a variety of federal and private research grants totally approximately $1,250,000.

Mary Elaine Southard, DNP, RN, APHN-BC, HWNC-BC, DipCHom, is a national and international leader, educator, author, and clinician in integrative health and nurse coaching whose 40-year career has spanned varied healthcare settings and diverse populations. Dr. Southard holds a BSN from Misericordia University, an MSN in adult health and illness with a concentration in oncology from the University of Pennsylvania, a post master’s certificate as a holistic nurse practitioner from New York University, and a doctorate in nursing practice in integrative health and healing from the University of Minnesota. She holds a diploma in clinical homeopathy from the Center for Development and Education of Homeopathy. A national leader in holistic/integrative nursing, Dr. Southard is board certified as an advanced practice holistic nurse and nurse coach and is a past board member of the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation. Her research focuses on using the Omaha System in nurse coaching as a key to practice, documentation, and information management. Dr. Southard is adjunct faculty at Marywood University, Scranton, PA, and in the graduate nursing program at the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY. Dr. Southard also maintains a private integrative consulting and coaching practice in Scranton, PA.

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  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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