Enhancing Nurses Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care (EPICC)
About the project:
Many nursing regulatory and educational bodies require nurses, at point of registration, to be able to address the personal, religious and spiritual beliefs of their clients as part of person centred holistic care. How learners acquire these skills, however, is less clear.
Our research to date highlights that the teaching students receive is important in their learning about spiritual/person centred care, yet there is a great deal of inconsistency in how this topic is addressed within programmes of nurse education across Europe (Ross et al 2014, 2015).
Despite these inconsistences there is a great deal of innovation in the teaching of spiritual/person centred care that needs to be captured, shared and built upon to
ensure nursing students are equipped to address the holistic needs of the people they care for. This will ensure the nursing workforce of the future is prepared to address some of the global challenges that are impacting upon international nursing and healthcare.
As an EPICC Participant you will be expected to: 1) take part in and undertake all the activities to achieve the aims of the project; 2) undertake the associated educational audit/review and curriculum development activities within your own organisation (mentorship and support will be provided by the EPICC Partners); 3) attend all of the events associated with the project.