Table 3

Nurse implemented strategies to meet relative spiritual needs
Nurse implemented strategies to meet relative spiritual needs Illustrative examples from the nurse questionnaire data
Encourage exploration of meaning of life (1) ‘I spoke not of diagnosis and prognosis. But of their lives, loves and achievements together. Somehow leading her to use what they had built between them in the past into becoming something to strengthen her through into the future without him.’
(2) ‘Someone would come along who would put it all into place for her and that is what I had done.’
Time and privacy to talk (3) ‘I took her and a friend into a room alone and began to talk to her.’

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