Title

Daily Spiritual Experiences of Nurse Educators and Relationship to Depression and Health.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

July 2016

Abstract

This research describes the first reported assessment of spirituality in nurse educators. Faculty members at a public university in a southern U.S. state participated in a study to investigate the relationship between daily spiritual experiences (DSE), self-reported health, and depression. All participants viewed themselves as spiritual, had a religious affiliation, and recognized a difference between spirituality and religiosity. Many who reported spiritual experiences at least daily rated their health as good or excellent; those reporting less frequent DSE reported more depressive symptoms. Nurse educators' self-awareness of spirituality is important as they prepare future nursing professionals who will integrate spirituality into healthcare.

Journal

Journal of Christian Nursing

Volume

33

Issue

3

First Page

179

Last Page

183

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