Effects of a spirituality training program on the spiritual and psychosocial well-being of hospital middle manager nurses in Korea

Jinsun Yong, Juhu Kim, Junyang Park, Imsun Seo, John Swinton

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BACKGROUND: This study examined the effect of a spirituality training program on the spiritual well-being, spiritual integrity, leadership practice, job satisfaction, and burnout of hospital middle manager nurses in Korea.

METHODS: In an experimental study with a two-group (experimental vs. control) design, participants were enrolled for 5 weeks, with 24 nurses in the spirituality program and 27 in the control group.

RESULTS: After the spirituality training program, spiritual well-being, spiritual integrity, and leadership practice improved and burnout was reduced significantly in the experimental group compared with the control group.

CONCLUSION: The program was effective in improving psychosocial and spiritual well-being of middle manager nurses. Thus, this program could be a resource for continuing education and staff development offerings to enhance the well-being of nurses and the spiritual care of patients.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-288
Number of pages9
JournalThe Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011


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