CONTINUING EDUCATIONSpirituality as a Component of Holistic Self-care Practices in Human Immunodeficiency Virus–positive Women With Histories of AbusePeltzer, Jill MS, RN; Leenerts, Mary Hobbs PhD, RNAuthor Information Department of Nursing, University of Kansas Hospital (Ms Peltzer), and the University of Kansas School of Nursing (Dr Leenerts), Kansas City. Corresponding author: Jill Peltzer, MS, RN, Department of Nursing, University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS 66160. (e-mail: Jpeltzer2@kumc.edu). Holistic Nursing Practice: May-June 2007 - Volume 21 - Issue 3 - p 105-112 doi: 10.1097/01.HNP.0000269146.35237.2e Buy Take the CE Test Metrics Abstract The purpose of this article is to articulate the need for a holistic theory of self-care for women with human immunodeficiency virus that describes and interprets spirituality as a primary component. The authors propose that by conceptualizing spirituality as integral to self-care, nurses will support and educate women with human immunodeficiency virus utilizing a holistic perspective. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.