26 November 2020
At our 2019 Annual Conference, Professor Wilfred McSherry spoke passionately about spirituality being a fundamental part of dignity and how this was central to high-quality care.
He argued that nursing, midwifery and health care promote a holistic approach which means supporting individuals with their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. Yet he stressed how this is often a neglected aspect of health care and he indicated that nurses, midwives and allied health professionals were asking for more education to enable them to better support individuals with this aspect of care.
To help us understand our rights and responsibilities in relation to the spiritual aspects of care and to ascertain the perceptions of our membership we have gained permission to replicate the Royal College of Nursing (UK) online Spirituality Survey which was led by Prof. McSherry.
We would really welcome your opinions and views and would ask you to give fifteen minutes of your time to complete this important survey. You can access the survey until Thursday 31 December 2020.
Take the survey
Participation in the survey is entirely voluntary and all responses will be anonymous.
If you require any information about the survey, then please do not hesitate to contact Nicola Williams at [email protected]
or Jackie Wood at [email protected]
Once you have completed the survey it will not be possible to withdraw your responses due to the anonymous nature of the data.
If you do not want to answer any question you can still complete the survey by simply moving on to the next question.
You can stop completing the survey at any point, but the questions answered up to that point will be unable to be removed and the information provided included in the analysis. Please be aware that any identifiable comments presented in the qualitative data will be anonymised or removed prior to data sharing and publication.