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A Qualitative Metasynthesis of Spirituality from a Caring Science Perspective

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Abstract

In this metasynthesis we portray a changed understanding of the concept of spirituality. In addition, we discuss implications for spiritual care. Through a hermeneutical approach influenced by Gadamer, 17 studies were synthesized. Connectedness with inner space is at the center of spirituality. This category is partly overlapping and is in interaction with connectedness with a higher power, nature, others, and community. Love in connectedness is an ontological core category and a motivating force. This study contributes to the theoretical development in caring science and, through hermeneutical application, such knowledge might lead to changed perspectives in clinical practice.

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