Carolyn Mason, MS BSN, has worked for three years as a staff member for Nurses Christian Fellowship in Michigan teaching nurses about integrating their faith in nursing. She is certified in community health nursing and has taught nursing for over 23 years. She holds a master's degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago and bachelor of science in nursing from California State University.
Spiritual Care: Practical Guidelines for Rehabilitation Nurses
Article first published online: 1 MAY 2012
2006 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 31, Issue 6, pages 249–256, November-December 2006
How to Cite
Rieg, L. S., Mason, C. H. and Preston, K. (2006), Spiritual Care: Practical Guidelines for Rehabilitation Nurses. Rehabilitation Nursing, 31: 249–256. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.2006.tb00021.x
Kelly Preston, MSN, attended the congregational health/parish nursing program at Samford University. The nursing program at Samford focused on whole person health promotion with the spiritual care of patients as the primary focus. After earning her graduate degree, she coordinated a program within an integrated healthcare delivery system whereby she and her colleagues worked with faith communities to help them establish health ministries.
- Issue published online: 1 MAY 2012
- Article first published online: 1 MAY 2012
- spiritual care
Spiritual care has long been recognized as an essential component in providing holistic care to patients. However, many nurses have acknowledged that their education lacked practical guidelines on how to provide culturally competent spiritual care. Although all nurses are required to provide spiritual care, rehabilitation nurses are particularly challenged to be competent in this area, due to the lengthy recovery time and special needs often presented by rehabilitation patients. This article provides practical guidelines for rehabilitation nurses, to assist patients in meeting their spiritual needs.