What about nursing’s ‘fourth dimension’?

The NMC’s revised code of conduct makes no specific mention of spirituality. Critics say spirituality deserves to be included because it is a part of everyday care. The other three dimensions of holistic care – psychological, social and physical – are included. However, the regulator argues that spirituality is covered by the mention of human rights. Furthermore, it is a complex subject and is not included in the other regulators’ codes of conduct.

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