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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | May 2011

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Spirituality, mental health nursing and assessment

Spirituality, mental health nursing and assessment
Mental Health

Pages: 4 - 10

Article topics: Literature review, Mental health nursing and assessment, Spirituality

Ruth Elliott critically examines the literature regarding mental health nursing assessment and spiritual beliefs and considers whether a person’s spiritual belief influences the outcome of a mental health nursing assessment and to identify possible strategies to overcome assessment bias or prejudice.

Ruth Elliott RMN, Bsc Nursing Studies M/h, MSc HPE, Senior Lecturer Mental Health Nursing, University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Article accepted for publication: January 2011