Creating a spiritual tapestry: nurses' experiences of delivering spiritual care to patients in an Irish hospice.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/231695
Title:
Creating a spiritual tapestry: nurses' experiences of delivering spiritual care to patients in an Irish hospice.
Authors:
Bailey, Maria E; Moran, Sue; Graham, Margaret M
Affiliation:
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Science, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick. maria.bailey@ul.ie
Citation:
Creating a spiritual tapestry: nurses' experiences of delivering spiritual care to patients in an Irish hospice. 2009, 15 (1):42-8 Int J Palliat Nurs
Journal:
International journal of palliative nursing
Issue Date:
Jan-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/231695
PubMed ID:
19234430
Abstract:
This study aims to describe nurses' experiences of delivering spiritual support in a palliative care setting in the Republic of Ireland. The authors conducted semi-structured interviews with 22 nurses working in the area of specialist palliative care. A content analysis of the transcriptions revealed five sub-themes: understanding spirituality; the art of nursing in spiritual care; education and learning; the challenge of spiritual caring; and the dimensions of time. The resulting creation of a spiritual tapestry provided an overall theme. Nurses in this study were spiritually self-aware and placed a high value on the spiritual element of their caring role. Nurses described their individual understanding of spirituality and discussed how they recognized and addressed a patient's spiritual needs. Time was described as essential to the provision of spiritual support and appeared to be a significant resource challenge to the provision of spiritual care. The challenges of assessing spiritual needs and measuring outcomes of care were also reported. Participants in this study described the creation of a spiritual tapestry that 'weaves' together care and compassion with skills and knowledge in their nursing practice.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This study aims to describe nurses' experiences of delivering spiritual support in a palliative care setting in the Republic of Ireland. The authors conducted semi-structured interviews with 22 nurses working in the area of specialist palliative care. A content analysis of the transcriptions revealed five sub-themes: understanding spirituality; the art of nursing in spiritual care; education and learning; the challenge of spiritual caring; and the dimensions of time. The resulting creation of a spiritual tapestry provided an overall theme. Nurses in this study were spiritually self-aware and placed a high value on the spiritual element of their caring role. Nurses described their individual understanding of spirituality and discussed how they recognized and addressed a patient's spiritual needs. Time was described as essential to the provision of spiritual support and appeared to be a significant resource challenge to the provision of spiritual care. The challenges of assessing spiritual needs and measuring outcomes of care were also reported. Participants in this study described the creation of a spiritual tapestry that 'weaves' together care and compassion with skills and knowledge in their nursing practice.
Keywords:
SPIRITUALITY; PASTORAL CARE; NURSING; HOSPICE; QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
MeSH:
Attitude of Health Personnel; Awareness; Empathy; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Holistic Health; Hospice Care; Humans; Ireland; Models, Nursing; Models, Psychological; Nurse's Role; Nurse-Patient Relations; Nursing Assessment; Nursing Methodology Research; Nursing Staff; Pastoral Care; Qualitative Research; Questionnaires; Self Efficacy; Spirituality; Time Factors
ISSN:
1357-6321

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Maria Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorMoran, Sueen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGraham, Margaret Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-02T11:16:13Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-02T11:16:13Z-
dc.date.issued2009-01-
dc.identifier.citationCreating a spiritual tapestry: nurses' experiences of delivering spiritual care to patients in an Irish hospice. 2009, 15 (1):42-8 Int J Palliat Nursen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1357-6321-
dc.identifier.pmid19234430-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/231695-
dc.descriptionThis study aims to describe nurses' experiences of delivering spiritual support in a palliative care setting in the Republic of Ireland. The authors conducted semi-structured interviews with 22 nurses working in the area of specialist palliative care. A content analysis of the transcriptions revealed five sub-themes: understanding spirituality; the art of nursing in spiritual care; education and learning; the challenge of spiritual caring; and the dimensions of time. The resulting creation of a spiritual tapestry provided an overall theme. Nurses in this study were spiritually self-aware and placed a high value on the spiritual element of their caring role. Nurses described their individual understanding of spirituality and discussed how they recognized and addressed a patient's spiritual needs. Time was described as essential to the provision of spiritual support and appeared to be a significant resource challenge to the provision of spiritual care. The challenges of assessing spiritual needs and measuring outcomes of care were also reported. Participants in this study described the creation of a spiritual tapestry that 'weaves' together care and compassion with skills and knowledge in their nursing practice.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to describe nurses' experiences of delivering spiritual support in a palliative care setting in the Republic of Ireland. The authors conducted semi-structured interviews with 22 nurses working in the area of specialist palliative care. A content analysis of the transcriptions revealed five sub-themes: understanding spirituality; the art of nursing in spiritual care; education and learning; the challenge of spiritual caring; and the dimensions of time. The resulting creation of a spiritual tapestry provided an overall theme. Nurses in this study were spiritually self-aware and placed a high value on the spiritual element of their caring role. Nurses described their individual understanding of spirituality and discussed how they recognized and addressed a patient's spiritual needs. Time was described as essential to the provision of spiritual support and appeared to be a significant resource challenge to the provision of spiritual care. The challenges of assessing spiritual needs and measuring outcomes of care were also reported. Participants in this study described the creation of a spiritual tapestry that 'weaves' together care and compassion with skills and knowledge in their nursing practice.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International journal of palliative nursingen_GB
dc.subjectSPIRITUALITYen_GB
dc.subjectPASTORAL CAREen_GB
dc.subjectNURSINGen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPICEen_GB
dc.subjectQUALITATIVE RESEARCHen_GB
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnel-
dc.subject.meshAwareness-
dc.subject.meshEmpathy-
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice-
dc.subject.meshHolistic Health-
dc.subject.meshHospice Care-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshModels, Nursing-
dc.subject.meshModels, Psychological-
dc.subject.meshNurse's Role-
dc.subject.meshNurse-Patient Relations-
dc.subject.meshNursing Assessment-
dc.subject.meshNursing Methodology Research-
dc.subject.meshNursing Staff-
dc.subject.meshPastoral Care-
dc.subject.meshQualitative Research-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshSelf Efficacy-
dc.subject.meshSpirituality-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.titleCreating a spiritual tapestry: nurses' experiences of delivering spiritual care to patients in an Irish hospice.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Science, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick. maria.bailey@ul.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of palliative nursingen_GB

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