Spirituality and Ethics RIG


Spiritual Health RIG members are interested in exploring through scholarship and research, the experiences of nurses who sustain a focus on supporting the growth of spiritual well-being in their own lives, in the lives of their patients and families, in their communities, and in the global society. Spirituality is viewed through an inclusive lens and may encompass traditional and non-traditional spiritual perspectives and practices and involves a process that engages unknown dimensions. Spiritual Health is a concept that integrates the care of the body, mind and spirit.

Who Should Join?

Nurses who are interested in scholarship and research activities involving the spiritual dimensions of health and wellbeing, including (but not limited to) nursing practice, theory, and education.

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Contact Information: 

This chair position is open.  If you are interested in chairing this Committee reach out to [email protected]

Publications & Presentations

  • Publication: 
    Sturm, B.A. and Dellert, J.C. (2016). Exploring nurses’ personal dignity, global self-esteem and work satisfaction. Nursing Ethics, 23(4), 384 – 400. DOI: 10.1177/0969733014567024
  • Podium Presentation: 
    Sturm, B.A. and Dellert (2014). Exploring the nurse’s sense of personal dignity, global self-esteem, and work satisfaction. 26th Annual Scientific sessions ENRS.
  • Poster (peer-reviewed): 
    Sturm, B.A. and Dellert, J.C. (2016). Nurse perceptions of compromised dignity: Workplace issues of power and culture. 28th Annual Scientific sessions ENRS.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker Presentation: 
    Sturm, B.A. (10-09-2013). The Ethical response: What does that mean and what does it mean to the patient and family's sense of spiritual well-being and autonomy? Opening Speaker for Nursing Education & Research Conference on Spirituality in Nursing: The Challenge of Integrating Science and Ethics. Holy Name Hospital, New Jersey.