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Keywords

Christian, concept analysis, geriatrics, nursing, older adults, resilience, spiritual well-being

 

Authors

  1. Jones, Christina L. Cummins

Abstract

ABSTRACT: This concept analysis of spiritual well-being (SWB) in the older adult seeks to improve nurses' integration of spiritual care. Using Walker and Avant's method, the author identified five defining attributes of SWB: personal faith, religious practices, spiritual contentment, productive engagement, and healthy interpersonal relationships. Antecedents to SWB include awareness of one's spiritual needs and seeking to live a meaningful and purposeful life. Model, borderline, and contrary cases are presented to illustrate the defining attributes of SWB. Nursing implications for practice are discussed.