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Talking about spiritual matters: First y...

Talking about spiritual matters: First year nursing students’ experiences of an assignment on spiritual conversations

Citation Kuven, B. M., & Giske, T. (2019).  Talking about spiritual matters: First year nursing students’ experiences of an assignment on spiritual conversations.  Nurse Education Today, 75.  doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2019.01.012 Abstract Background Spiritual care is part of holistic nursing.  However, nurses have reported that their education does not sufficiently prepare them for spiritual care in practice. […]

Education in the field of nursing spirit...

Education in the field of nursing spiritual care: The results of the international EPICC project

Sorry for the delay in posting this, but have not forgotten! On the 9th August 2018, our EPICC Participants from Poland, Dr. Beata Dobrowolska and Joanna Żołnierz, along with Alina Deluga, provided the project team with information of how they disseminated information on the EPICC project to their Association for Spiritual Care in Medicine (Faculty […]

The Spirituality of Children with Chroni...

The Spirituality of Children with Chronic Conditions: A Qualitative Meta-synthesis

Citation Damsma Bakker, A., van Leeuwen, R. R., & Roodbol, P. F. (2018).  The spirituality of children with chronic conditions: A qualitative meta-synthesis.  Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 43, e106-e113.  doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2018.08.003 Free access to new article on spiritual needs of children with chronic condition for a limited time (until 11 January, 2019)! Specific categories of […]

Integrating spiritual care into nursing ...

Integrating spiritual care into nursing education and practice: Strategies utilizing Open Journey Theory

Citation Cone, P. H., & Giske, T. (2018).  Integrating spiritual care into nursing education and practice: Strategies utilizing Open Journey Theory.  Nurse Education Today, 71, 22-25.  doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2018.08.015 Abstract Throughout nursing, spirituality is a recognized domain of patient care, but nurses feel ill prepared by their nursing education to provide care that is spiritual in […]

New journal article about spiritual care...

New journal article about spiritual care competency

The main output of the EPICC project is to develop a Gold Standard Matrix for spiritual care education for pre-registration nurses and midwives.  It is important that this Matrix is evidence based.  This new journal article, based on a large international sample, provides new evidence on how students develop spiritual care competency and the factors […]

Multiplier Event 1 – EU project champion

Multiplier Event 1 – EU project champions the spiritual care of patients

We have been reflecting on the very successful start to the EPICC project that we launched at April’s Multiplier Event 1 (ME1), Staffordshire University. The feedback was extremely positive and the event established a really good foundation as we work towards building a European network of nursing and midwifery educators. We are now busily preparing […]

Welcome to the EPICC Blog

Welcome to the EPICC Blog

Do you train midwifes and nurses? Are you interested in spiritual care? We’re building a European network of midwife and nursing educators in order to share knowledge and skills in spiritual care. Through the EPICC project we will develop new resources that can be applied to nursing and midwifery education in higher education institutions across Europe. […]