Nursing Faculty Publications

Title

Understanding Spiritual Care: The Faith-Hope-Love Model of Spiritual Wellness

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2017

Journal Title

Journal of Christian Nursing

ISSN

0743-2550

Volume

34

Issue

1

First Page

E1

Last Page

E7

DOI

10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000350

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Spiritual care, spiritual wellness

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