Nursing as a Spiritual Practice

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Nursing as a Spiritual Practice

SKU# 9780826113870

A Contemporary Application of Florence

Author: Janet Macrae PhD, RN


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Florence Nightingale is widely regarded as the founder of modern nursing. What is less well known is that she also had well-developed ideas about the spiritual aspects of nursing care. Her views draw from both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions and have a startling relevance to nursing practice today. Janet Macrae, both a Nightingale scholar and a nationally recognized expert on therapeutic touch, outlines Nightingale's ideas on spirituality in this book and discusses how a variety of techniques can be used to implement a more spiritual and humane form of nursing care. The techniques, which include yoga, meditation, and relaxation exercises can be used by both nurses and patients.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 10, 2001
  • Page Count 144
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826113870
  • EISBN 9780826197153

Table of Contents 

    Part I: Nightingale On Spirituality
  1. Nightingale's Spiritual Vision
  2. Spirituality, Religion, and Healthcare
  3. Spiritual Development

  4. Part II: Spirituality In Nursing Practice: Using The Nightingale Influence
  5. Stress Reduction and Relaxation
  6. Compassion
  7. Listening and Awareness
  8. On Prayer
  9. Spirituality and Conduct
  10. True Work