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Commentary on “The Brief Serenity Scale: A Psychometric Analysis of a Measure of Spirituality and Well-Being”

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Carolyn L. Blue, Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The purpose of the study by Mary Jo Kreitzer and her colleagues (2009) was to conduct a psychometric analysis of the Serenity Scale, which is purported to measure important dimensions of spirituality and well-being that are sensitive to nursing interventions. Understanding spirituality and having the ability to assess spirituality in patients is relevant to the ability to provide spiritual care. Spirituality as a concept is very broad and has many dimensions (Tanyi, 2002). Berry (2005) discussed operational difficulties in measuring spirituality because of its broad definitions and a lack of clarity in its conceptualization.

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Publication
Journal of Holistic Nursing. 27, 17 - 18.
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Wellness, Spirituality, Psychology, Mental health, Mindfulness-based stress reduction