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Qualitative study — other
Familiarity and understanding of patients’ religiosity and faith influence the level of comfort nurses and care workers feel when providing care
  1. Jakub Pawlikowski1,
  2. Beata Dobrowolska2
  1. 1Department of Ethics and Human Philosophy, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
  2. 2Department of Development in Nursing, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
  1. Correspondence to : Dr hab. Jakub Pawlikowski, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie, Zakład Etyki i Filozofii Człowieka, Szkolna 4/6, Lublin 20-059, Poland; jpawlikowski{at}

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Implications for practice and research

  • Nurses and care workers should improve their knowledge of the religiosity and faith of dementia patients.

  • Spirituality/religiosity (S/R) issues in patient care should be introduced into nursing education and training.

  • Further research should include a study on how nurses’ religiosity influences the care and fulfilment of spiritual/religious needs of patients.


A lot of the research published during the last two decades has indicated the insufficiency of the biopsychosocial model and has suggested adding a spiritual dimension to it. This especially concerns elderly patients with chronic diseases, as they may need …

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  • Competing interests None declared.