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Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica

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ALCOCER SOSA, Alma Cristina; CID HENRIQUEZ, Patricia  and  GUERRERO-CASTANEDA, Raúl Fernando. Self-transcendenceandspirituality in old age, reflection for care. Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica [online]. 2021, n.40, 40800. ISSN 1409-4568.


To reflect on self-transcendence and spirituality in the elderly.


This is a reflective essay on self-transcendence and spirituality in the elderly for application in nursing care. The theory of self-transcendence was reviewed in relation to spirituality and elder care.


Two main themes were obtained: The phenomenon of self-transcendence and spirituality, and Spirituality in nursing care of the elderly for self-transcendence. Self-transcendence exhibits a quality for integrating life, with spirituality being one means of achieving this process and being a promoter of well-being and health in the elderly, nurses in care can promote spirituality.


The spiritual path helps to understand life, it is possible to establish its relationship with self-transcendence in the elderly, care and well-being in old age.

Keywords : Nursingcare; NursingSpirituality; Aged (DeCS).

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