Applying The Theory of Spiritual Care for Nursing Practice

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New book provides the guidelines for nurses to assess and administer appropriate spiritual care

Author Bonnie Weaver Battey, Ph.D., R.N. presents a unique approach to nursing practice with holistic care. In relation to this, she shares the Theory of Spiritual Care for Nursing Practice, her book published through Xlibris.

The author addresses the issue of establishing the nursing practice of holistic care in hospitals and similar health care agencies as well as in educational programs. Theory of Spiritual Care for Nursing Practice provides guidance and structure to this effort. Incorporating spirituality into one’s own nursing practice or for the entire nursing staff at an agency is a most pressing and intangible task facing nursing today.

This enlightening book is not the final answer. However, it does provide one perspective that may offer direction to ecumenical approach. It can also serve as a theoretical guide for nurse educators in teaching spiritual care to nursing students as well as for nursing leaders and their nursing staff in developing a plan of implementation appropriate to an individual agency.

Theory of Spiritual Care for Nursing Practice will be featured at this year’s Illinois Library Association Book Exhibit in Chicago, IL on September 29-30, 2010. For more information, log on to

About the Author
Bonnie Weaver Battey, Ph.D., R.N. completed her undergraduate work at Valparaiso University and Wagner College, receiving a BS degree in Nursing, a MSN in Nursing Education from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, majoring in Speech Communication and Human Relations.
Dr. Battey has served as faculty and administrator of associate degree, baccalaureate, and master’s programs in nursing. She initiated an ADN and a BSN program in nursing, and served as an accreditation visitor for over twenty-five years for undergraduate and graduate levels of nursing programs.

Dr. Battey has authored numerous articles, chapters, several books, and four computer instruction programs for distance education, as well as given numerous presentations at professional and lay conferences on a variety of issues in nursing and research.

She has served on committees for state boards of nursing and nursing associations, as well as a volunteer Parish Nurse and lay chaplain. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Holistic Nurses’ Association, and the Society for Spirituality, Theology and Health.

Theory of Spiritual Care for Nursing Practice * by Bonnie Weaver Battey, Ph.D., R.N.
Publication Date: July 15, 2009
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 50 pages; 978-1-4415-2891-9
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 50 pages; 978-1-4415-2892-6

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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