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Hope for the Future: Intensifying Spirituality in the Workplace

Batcheller, Joyce DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN; Davis, James MSN, RN, MAHCM; Yoder-Wise, Patricia S. EdD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN

doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0b013e3182a2f9ae
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Healthy workplaces address various issues. Work focused on ergonomics addresses physical issues, satisfaction surveys reveal psychosocial issues; and other approaches address spirituality issues. Spirituality in the workplace contributes to holistic care and to the worth of the individual. Incorporating the concept of spirituality, in its broad sense, into the workplace enriches leadership practice and contributes to a holistic work environment. Spirituality is core to the servant leader approach to leadership and beneficial to other approaches. Followers benefit from a holistic approach to leadership; and some specific practices can exhibit the belief an organization holds related to the worth of the individual. Incorporating spirituality into an organization reflects the same values nursing holds for person-centered care, a view of integration of physical, psychological, and spiritual needs.

Seton Healthcare Family (Dr Batcheller) and Catholic Healthcare Ethics (Mr Davis), Seton Healthcare Family, Austin, Texas; The Wise Group, Lubbock, Texas (Dr Yoder-Wise); and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Lubbock (Dr Yoder-Wise).

Correspondence: Joyce Batcheller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Seton Healthcare Family, 1345 Philomena St, Ste 402, Austin, TX 78723 (jbatcheller@seton.org).

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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