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Spirituality in Nursing, Sixth Edition
Standing on Holy Ground

Author(s): Mary Elizabeth O'Brien, SFCC, PhD, MTS, RN, FAAN, Professor Emeritus, Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.
  • ISBN-13: 9781284121001
  • Paperback    428 pages      © 2018
Price: $81.95 US List
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Rated 5 Stars by Doody's Review Service
‘…the text builds on the excellent previous editions and continues to offer readers an opportunity to delve into the importance of addressing the spiritual needs of their patients.’ Reviewed by Mary Therese Rinzel, MSN, Viterbo University

Spirituality in Nursing: Standing On Holy Ground, Sixth Edition explores the relationship between spirituality and the practice of nursing. The text focuses on relevant topics in contemporary nursing such as the spiritual history of nursing, assessment of patient’s spiritual needs as well as the nurse’s role in spiritual care.

The Sixth Edition also features three author developed theoretical models for nursing practice and an instrument to measure spiritual well-being, the “Spiritual Assessment Scale."

Key Features:

  • Expanded and updated content on contemporary spirituality in nursing across
  • New chapter addressing the spirituality needs in recent mass casualty events (Boston Marathon bombing, Paris and Brussel attacks)
  • New chapter detailing the ministry and nursing practice of Catherine of Siena
  • Application of the Author developed theoretical models for nursing practice
  • Spiritual Assessment Scale

Instructor Resources:

  • Case Studies
  • Discussion Questions 

Applicable Courses

Spirituality in Nursing

Chapter  1  Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground
Chapter  2  A Spiritual History of Nursing
Chapter  3  Nursing Assessment of Spiritual Needs
Chapter  4  A Middle-Range Theory of Spiritual Well-Being in Illness
Chapter  5  The Nurse–Patient Relationship: A Caring Ministry
Chapter  6  Spiritual Care: The Nurse’s Role
Chapter  7  Spiritual Needs of the Patient with an Acute Illness
Chapter  8  Spiritual Needs of the Chronically Ill Person
Chapter  9  Spiritual Needs of Children and Families
Chapter  10  Spiritual Needs of the Older Adult
Chapter  11  Spiritual Well-Being and Quality of Life at the End of Life
Chapter  12  Spiritual Needs in Death and Bereavement
Chapter  13  Parish/Faith Community Nursing: Caregiving Within the Church
Chapter  14  Spiritual Needs in Mass Casualty Disasters
Chapter  15  The Spirituality of Servant Leadership in Nursing
Chapter  16  Prayer in Nursing: The Spirituality of Contemplative Caregiving
Chapter  17  The Spirituality of Caring: A Sacred Covenant Model for Nursing Practice
Chapter  18  A Lived Experience of Caring in Nursing Practice: the Ministry of Catherine of Siena

Mary Elizabeth O'Brien, SFCC, PhD, MTS, RN, FAAN-Professor Emeritus, Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.

Mary Elizabeth O'Brien is Professor of Nursing at the Catholic University of America.  She is also a parish nurse and the author of seven titles, four of which, A Nurse's Handbook of Spiritual Care: Standing on Holy Ground, Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground, Second Edition Prayer in Nursing: The Spirituality of Compassionate Caregiving, and  Parish Nursing: Healthcare Ministry within the Church, are published by Jones and Bartlett.

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ISBN-13: 9781284121001

Case Studies
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