Spirituality and Nursing, WHO Cares?
*1.0 CE* Spirituality has been described by World Health Organization (WHO) constituents as the fourth aspect of health, yet it is rarely addressed among healthcare professionals.
Time & Location
May 10, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
About the Event
Let’s take a look at this often-taboo subject and explore spiritual self-care for nurses and its effect on patient care.
Learning outcomes: Participants will be able to…
- Increase awareness of spirituality as a holistic approach to nursing.
- Define spirituality as it relates to the patient and the nurse.
- Explore nurse spiritual self-care as it relates to reducing workplace stress and burnout.
Join TEDx speaker and author, Lisa Solis DeLong, RN to explore spirituality and nursing from both sides of the curtain, that of the patient and the professional. “Healthcare organizations are facing the fallout from inadequate nurse staffing in addition to the emotional and spiritual tolls of the COVID-19 pandemic” (Harris, 2022). Anyone who works at the bedside knows that patients have otherworldly experiences. Just ask a recovery room nurse or a pediatric oncology nurse, likely they will nod and tell you a story about a patient seeing departed loved ones or angels. What about nurses? What are they experiencing? What do nurse leaders need to know about spiritual well-being and that of their nursing workforce?
In this interactive presentation, Lisa will get to the heart of the matter by asking these 5 questions:
- Are healers born or made?
- Who is your greatest teacher?
- What is your definition of spirituality?
- How do you restore your life force energy?
- What is your spiritual IQ (SI)? Why it matters and how to improve it.
Global grief awareness is causing organizations worldwide to strategically differentiate themselves by integrating new methods of recruitment and retention, including care of the nurse as a whole person. Through storytelling and creating a safe space for sharing, attendees will leave this presentation with more clarity, a greater connection to self and a renewed sense of joy.
Blood Brothers, a memoir of faith and loss while raising two sons with cancer.
Celano, T., Harris, S., Sawyer, A. T., & Hamilton, T. (2022). Promoting Spiritual Well-Being Among Nurses. Nurse Leader, 20(2), 188-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mnl.2021.08.002