Reawakening spiritual roots in nursing practice: sacred places and sacred spaces

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Carter, Jennifer and Carey, Melissa. 2018. "Reawakening spiritual roots in nursing practice: sacred places and sacred spaces." Rinehart, Robert E., Kidd, Jacquie and Quiroga, Antonia Garcia (ed.) Southern hemisphere ethnographies of space, place and time. United Kingdom. Peter Lang Publishing. pp. 103-118
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Reawakening spiritual roots in nursing practice: sacred places and sacred spaces

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2934
Book TitleSouthern hemisphere ethnographies of space, place and time
AuthorsCarter, Jennifer (Author) and Carey, Melissa (Author)
EditorsRinehart, Robert E., Kidd, Jacquie and Quiroga, Antonia Garcia
Page Range103-118
Chapter Number7
Number of Pages16
Year2018
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISBN9781787079045
9781787079069
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3726/b11664
Web Address (URL)https://www.peterlang.com/view/product/82763
Abstract

Sacred spaces exist in-between the human experience of living and dying, yet these spaces are often forgotten within the Western biomedical health care paradigm where there is a long history of mind and body separation. However, a new trend is appearing which is akin to an awakening of a spiritual focus moving towards a partnership with clients and their families. This chapter explores the registered nurse’s experience of caring for people towards the end of their lives. Through the nurses stories we explore the notion of the sacred spaces and places as people move from diagnosis to the end of their life journey. Findings from this exploration indicate that there is a need for nurses to initiate and encourage end of life conversations, which honour the sacred spaces and places of the dying. Thus raising awareness for the inclusion of spiritual concepts within the Western health care paradigm as advocates for the dying.

Keywordsend of life, nursing, spirituality
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020500310. Phenomenology
420502. Aged care nursing
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Byline AffiliationsCentral Queensland University
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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