Understanding Spiritual Care: The Faith-Hope-Love Model of Spiritual Wellness
Journal of Christian Nursing
Spiritual care has been associated with positive patient outcomes. Although nurses want to provide spiritual care, many have difficulty conceptualizing spiritual care outside of religion and religious activities. The Faith-Hope-Love Model of Spiritual Wellness, a theoretical model of spirituality and spiritual well-being, grounded in Christian theology and biblical text, can help nurses provide spiritual support to patients and families from multiple faith traditions or those without a faith background. Spirituality concepts are discussed, and description of how spirituality is related to finding meaning and purpose in life along with a summary of the spiritual needs identified from healthcare literature and the Bible, are provided.
Spiritual care, spiritual wellness
Christman, Sharon K. and Mueller, Julia R., "Understanding Spiritual Care: The Faith-Hope-Love Model of Spiritual Wellness" (2017). Nursing Faculty Publications. 70.