NSG 316 - Religion, Spirituality, and Health

3 credits ( 3 didactic credits )


This course is designed to explore religious and spiritual responses to health and human suffering. Students will examine the connection between religion, spirituality and health; spiritual rituals; and the role of the healthcare provider. Cultural and social influences on religious and spiritual attitudes and beliefs and behaviors related to health, illness, and healing will also be explored. Students will learn various ways to meet the spiritual needs of their patients and families by reviewing current conceptual models for spirituality assessment. The course will also examine the ways in which religion and spirituality influence individual responses to illness and health outcomes.

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