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Daily Spiritual Experiences of Nurse Educators and Relationship to Depression and Health.
Journal of Christian Nursing (2016)
  • Paige Turner Johnson, University of Alabama
  • Michelle Cheshire, University of Alabama
  • Felecia G. Wood, University of Alabama
  • Linda L. Dunn
  • Patrick J. Ewell, University of Alabama
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.
Publication Date
July, 2016
DOI
10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000281
Citation Information
Paige Turner Johnson, Michelle Cheshire, Felecia G. Wood, Linda L. Dunn, et al.. "Daily Spiritual Experiences of Nurse Educators and Relationship to Depression and Health." Journal of Christian Nursing Vol. 33 Iss. 3 (2016) p. 179 - 183
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/patrick_ewell/9/