The Importance of Spiritual Care in Nursing**

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The Turkish Journal of Science and Health, vol.2, no.2, pp.33-39, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Although the concept of spirituality is highly individualized and defined by patients in a variety of ways, religious beliefs and values exert a deep influence on how patients perceive illness, make decisions, cope with the burden of the disease, and adhere to treatment. When a person confront disturbance in faith and merit system which have signify life, provides hope and power, boredom appears. The person who has mental health disturbance has problems such as hopeless, powerless, uneasiness with life, disturbance in self-respect and finding life is meaningless. One of the duties of nurses is to support patients to cope with patience experiments and find meaning for life with holistic approach when knowledge and power of patients are fallen short. Spiritual concept which is one of fundamental concept of holistic care is as important as person’s physical, emotional, social aspect. Research on spiritual well-being has suggested that it can directly impact physical and emotional outcomes, and is of great importance to patients. However, by nurses blinding importance of spiritual maintenance, lack of presentation ability for this maintenance, messing religion and spirituality, undesirability of spiritual care or considering an unscientific approach causes ignoring of spiritual care. In this article, there are informations about importance of spiritual care for psychiatry nursing, spiritual needs of individuals, knowledge levels of psychiatry nurses about spiritual needs and psychosocial abilities to give spiritual maintenance.