Journal article

Nurses' and carers' spiritual wellbeing in the workplace

John Fisher, David Brumley

Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing | AUSTRALIAN NURSING FEDERATION | Published : 2008


Objective The aim of the study was to investigate nurses' and pastoral carers' spiritual wellbeing (SWB) and how it relates to their workplace. Design The study design was a survey of total populations in selected health care services. Setting The setting was a public and a private hospital in a regional setting, and three hospices in major cities which had a religious affiliation. Subjects Responses were obtained from 154 (11%) nurses and 8 (6%) carers in the public hospital, 40 (7%) nurses in the private hospital and 16 nurses and 7 carers (17%) in the three hospices. Main outcome measure The Spiritual Health and Life Orientation Measure (SHALOM) was used to provide insights into staff ide..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors sincerely thank the William Buckland Foundation for the financial support provided for this and other research projects in palliative care in the Grampians Regional Palliative Care Service, Ballarat Health Services, Victoria, Australia.