Special Issue "Selected Papers from Spirituality in Healthcare Conference 2016 “Nurturing the Spirit""
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2016).
Prof. Wilf McSherry
1 Professor in Nursing, School of Health and Social Care, Staffordshire University, Blackheath Lane, Stafford, ST18 0AD, UK
2 The University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford, England, UK
3 Part-time Professor at VID University College, Norway
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Interests: dignity in care, spirituality and spiritual care, ageing and dementia
This Special Issue will focus on a range of papers aimed at exploring the concept of spirituality in healthcare.
(1) The overall focus of the Special Issue will be to highlight presenters’ achievements at the second international conference hosted by the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Spirituality Interest Group, Trinity College Dublin in June 2016. Presenters at the conference are invited to submit papers. This will enable them to elaborate on their oral presentations and disseminate their ideas to a wider audience.
(2) The scope of the Special Issue will include narrative/discussion papers, research papers and also small-scale studies from across a range of disciplines.
(3) This issue will contribute to existent literature on spirituality in healthcare.
(4) All papers will be subject to peer review.
Prof. Dr. Fiona Timmins
Prof. Wilf McSherry
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Religions is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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N. Cockell, and W. Mc Sherry. “Spiritual care in nursing: an overview of published international research.” Journal of Nursing Management 20 (2012): 958–69.
J. Hall, and S. Crowther. “Spirituality and spiritual care in and around childbirth.” Women and Birth, 2015. Available online: http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/21732/ (accessed on 7 Aprial 2016).
J. Hall. “Spirituality and compassion.” In The Roar Behind the Silence : Why Kindness, Compassion and Respect Matter in Maternity Care. Edited by S. Byrom and S. Downe. London: Pinter and Martin, 2015.
M. Holloway, S. Adamson, W. McSherry, J. and Swinton. Spiritual Care at the End of Life: A Systematic Review of the Literature. London, Department of Health, 2011.
H. G. Koenig. Spirituality in Patient Care: Why, How, When, and What. London: Templeton Foundation Press, 2013.
H. G. Koenig. “Commentary: Why Do Research on Spirituality and Health, and What Do the Results Mean?” Journal of Religion and Health 51(2012): 460–67.
W. McSherry. “The principal components model: a model for advancing spirituality and spiritual care within nursing and health care practice.” Journal of Clinical Nursing 15 (2006): 905–17.
W. McSherry. Making Sense of Spirituality in Nursing Practice. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2006.
W. McSherry, and S. Jamieson. “An online survey of nurses’ perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care.” Journal of Clinical Nursing 20 (2011): 1757–67.
S. Ronaldson, L. Hayes, C. Aggar, J. Green, and Carey, M. “Spirituality and spiritual caring: nurses’ perspectives and practice in palliative and acute care environments.” Journal of Clinical Nursing 21 (2012): 2126–35.
F. Timmins. “Nurse’s Views of Spirituality and Spiritual Care Provision in the Republic of Ireland.” Journal for the Study of Spirituality 3 (2013): 121–37.
F. Timmins, F. Neill, M. Q. Griffin, J. Kelly, and E. De La Cruz. “Spiritual dimensions of care: developing an educational package for hospital nurses in the republic of Ireland.” Holistic Nursing Practice 28 (2014): 106–23.
L. Van Leeuwen, J. Tiesinga, D. Post, and H. Jochemsen. “Spiritual care: implications for nurses' professional responsibility.” Journal of Clinical Nursing 15 (2006) 875–84.
R. Van Leeuwen,, L. J. Tiesinga, B. Middel, D. Post, and H. Jochemsen. “An Instrument to measure nursing Competencies in Spiritual Care: validity and reliability of the Spiritual Care Competence Scale (SCCS).” Journal of Clinical Nursing 18 (2009): 2857–69.
E. Weathers, G. McCarthy, and A. Coffey. (2015) “A Concept analysis of spirituality: an evolutionary approach.” Nursing Forum, 2015. Available online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25644366 (accessed on 7 Aprial 2016).