Our ground-breaking research into spirituality has identified important new knowledge on how to prepare and assess undergraduate nurses/midwives for spiritual care.
We pioneered the first usable spiritual care competencies, identified what helps students learn and reached consensus on how spirituality and spiritual care are defined for nurse/midwifery education across Europe.
Pre-registration nursing/midwifery students in Wales, England, Ireland, Austria, Poland, Netherlands, Norway, Malta, Portugal are now taught about spirituality using our research outputs, which is helping them to provide more person-centred care.
Our research is raising awareness of the importance of spiritual care with the UK regulatory body the NMC and amongst nurses/midwives globally; in Poland for the first time and in Brazil, China, Venezuela, USA, Canada, Kenya.
What's more, it has changed and enhanced education, policy, and practice of nursing, midwifery and other health care professions in Wales, England/UK and Europe.