The EPICC Spiritual Care Education Standard (PDF file, 336 KB) describes the spiritual care competencies expected from undergraduate nursing and midwifery students. For every competence, the learning outcomes are described in aspects of knowledge, skills and attitudes. These competencies are based on studies on spiritual care competencies1, which were discussed and agreed upon during the EPICC Learning, Teaching and Training Activity 1 and Learning, Teaching and Training Activity 2. It should be considered that these competencies are practiced within a compassionate relationship and founded in a person-centred and reflective attitude of openness, presence and trust, that is fundamental for nursing and midwifery as a whole.
The table of competencies is preceded by a preamble with additional information.