A study of the pastoral care needs of the ICU/ED staff in a general hospital from the pastoral care department / [thesis]

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136159
Title:
A study of the pastoral care needs of the ICU/ED staff in a general hospital from the pastoral care department / [thesis]
Other Titles:
Presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Masters of Arts in Leadership and Pastoral Care All Hallows College
Authors:
Gilcreest, Martin
Affiliation:
Cavan/Monaghan Hospital Group
Publisher:
Dublin City University (DCU)
Issue Date:
Aug-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136159
Item Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
In a world that is in tremendous transition where the need to re-evaluate where we are socially, economically and personally is an ever present challenge, the concept of spirituality to our overall well-being and health is been focused on in a way we may never have expected. Pastoral care has a role now more than it ever had before. However if you ask some one what is pastoral care they will pause to think. There is no definitive answer to this question. Some say it is spiritual accompaniment while other says it is just simply being present with people on a life journey. The economic reality for this generation has impacted on the pastoral care teams as the posts in hospitals are not filled due to the fiscal policy in the respective Health Boards. This means the service is not as effective as it should be. The fact is that chaplains are needed more now than ever, especially by the staff who often work in difficult circumstances. This study as to the needs of the ICU/ED staff from the Pastoral Care team reflects the importance of this service in the hospitals that they are present in. Staff in these two departments work in a high stress atmosphere and need support from within to help them cope with this stress. We can see that the needs are great and the greater need to be heard is vital. The Pastoral Care team play a significant role in giving this support and my research and the results of the audit of staff in these two departments validate this. The motivation behind this work is to demonstrate that pastoral care should be treated as an equal partner in a multidisciplinary approach to patient care in hospital. The conclusions reached I believe reinforces this motivation.
Keywords:
RESEARCH; HOSPITAL; EMERGENCY MEDICINE
Local subject classification:
PASTORAL CARE; SPIRITUALITY

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGilcreest, Martinen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-15T13:15:45Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-15T13:15:45Z-
dc.date.issued2010-08-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/136159-
dc.descriptionIn a world that is in tremendous transition where the need to re-evaluate where we are socially, economically and personally is an ever present challenge, the concept of spirituality to our overall well-being and health is been focused on in a way we may never have expected. Pastoral care has a role now more than it ever had before. However if you ask some one what is pastoral care they will pause to think. There is no definitive answer to this question. Some say it is spiritual accompaniment while other says it is just simply being present with people on a life journey. The economic reality for this generation has impacted on the pastoral care teams as the posts in hospitals are not filled due to the fiscal policy in the respective Health Boards. This means the service is not as effective as it should be. The fact is that chaplains are needed more now than ever, especially by the staff who often work in difficult circumstances. This study as to the needs of the ICU/ED staff from the Pastoral Care team reflects the importance of this service in the hospitals that they are present in. Staff in these two departments work in a high stress atmosphere and need support from within to help them cope with this stress. We can see that the needs are great and the greater need to be heard is vital. The Pastoral Care team play a significant role in giving this support and my research and the results of the audit of staff in these two departments validate this. The motivation behind this work is to demonstrate that pastoral care should be treated as an equal partner in a multidisciplinary approach to patient care in hospital. The conclusions reached I believe reinforces this motivation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin City University (DCU)en
dc.subjectRESEARCHen
dc.subjectHOSPITALen
dc.subjectEMERGENCY MEDICINEen
dc.subject.otherPASTORAL CAREen
dc.subject.otherSPIRITUALITYen
dc.titleA study of the pastoral care needs of the ICU/ED staff in a general hospital from the pastoral care department / [thesis]en
dc.title.alternativePresented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Masters of Arts in Leadership and Pastoral Care All Hallows Collegeen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentCavan/Monaghan Hospital Groupen
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