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Interventional Studies to Support the Spiritual Self-Care of Health Care Practitioners: An Integrative Review of the Literature

Koren, Mary Elaine PhD, RN; Purohit, Sonal MS

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000044

The impact of spiritual practices on job satisfaction remains unclear. This integrative literature review assessed the effectiveness of various spiritual interventions and found that mindfulness was the intervention most widely used. The most promising outcome measures were stress, burnout, mindfulness, and self-compassion. Future research recommendation includes longitudinal reinforcement of mindfulness.

Northern Illinois University School of Nursing and Health Studies, DeKalb.

Correspondence: Mary Elaine Koren, PhD, RN, Northern Illinois University School of Nursing and Health Studies, 1240 Normal Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115 (

The manuscript was supported by a Great Journeys Award from Northern Illinois University.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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