Meeting spiritual needs in mental health care

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Ledger P, Bowler B (2013) Meeting spiritual needs in mental health care. Nursing Times; 109: 9, 21–23.

Belief in Recovery is a project introduced into Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust between 2010 and 2012 to develop nursing staff members’ confidence and skills in meeting the spiritual, religious and cultural needs of patients in mental health recovery. This article describes how we assessed and understood their training needs and developed a training programme, and how this led to positive outcomes for staff.

Training on spirituality can help mental health professionals meet patients’ spiritual needs by increasing their confidence in addressing the subject

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