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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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