Special Issue "Selected Papers from Spirituality in Healthcare Conference 2015 “Sowing the Seeds”"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2015)
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 approaches to and ideas about spirituality in its broadest context.
(1) The overall focus of the Special Issue will be to show case papers that were accepted at the first international conference hosted by the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Spirituality Interest Group, Trinity College Dublin in June 2015. All presenters at the conference will be invited to submit. This Special Issue will enable presenters to elaborate more on their presented papers and provide detail of their work in a more permanent way following the conference. This also permits important aspects of the conference to be shared and disseminated with an international audience.
(2) The scope of the Special Issue will include narrative/discussion papers, papers that describe research projects and also small scale studies and local initiatives from across a range of disciplines.
(3) This issue will fit quite nicely within the existing literature on spirituality in healthcare as it will encompass papers on spirituality in the context of healthcare delivery internationally.
Prof. Fiona Timmins
Prof. Wilf McSherry
Manuscript Submission Information
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