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Client perspectives about nurse requisites for spiritual caregiving

Publication year
2007
Author(s)
Taylor, E. J.
Pages
44-6
Volume
20
Number
1

Some patients welcome nurse-provided spiritual care, while others do not. This pilot study addressed the question: What characteristics does a client look for in a nurse before welcoming spiritual care from that nurse? This cross-sectional, correlational study allowed 156 cancer patients and 68 family caregivers to complete paper-and-pencil questionnaires including the 7-item Nurse Requisites Scale (NRS). Findings suggest relationship is a salient requisite, and that religiosity is directly related to how important it is to a client that these requisites be met prior to spiritual care.

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