Callahan, A. M., & Benner, K. (2018). Building spiritual sensitivity through an online spirituality course. Journal Of Religion & Spirituality In Social Work, 37(2), 182-201. doi:10.1080/15426432.2018.1445574
Building Spiritual Sensitivity Through an Online Spirituality Course
Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work
The National Association of Social Workers and Council on Social Work Education define cultural competence and acknowledge the role of spirituality within cultural experiences. Both describe cultural competence as a linear experience that begins with awareness and sensitivity, leading to competence. Understanding the role of spiritual sensitivity in building spiritual competence is essential in social work practice where spirituality informs both assessment and intervention. This qualitative study examines the experiences of 37 undergraduate students in an online spirituality course. Results reveal the emergence of spiritual sensitivity indicated by an awareness of spiritual diversity and need for spiritual competence.
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought
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