Serenity spirituality sessions: a descriptive qualitative exploration of a Christian Resource designed to foster spiritual well-being among older people in Nursing Homes in Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/348550
Title:
Serenity spirituality sessions: a descriptive qualitative exploration of a Christian Resource designed to foster spiritual well-being among older people in Nursing Homes in Ireland
Authors:
Timmins, Fiona; Kelly, Suzanne; Threadgold, Mary; O'Sullivan, M; Flanagan, Bernadette
Affiliation:
1 The School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland 2 All Hallows College, Dublin City University, Gracepark Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland; E-Mails: suzmarkel@gmail.com (S.K.); mosullivan@allhallows.ie (M.O.S.); bflanagan@allhallows.ie (B.F.) 3 Sonas™ apc, St. Mary’s, 201 Merrion Road, Dublin 4, Ireland; E-Mail: marythreadgold@hotmail.com
Citation:
Timmins, F., Kelly, S., Threadgold, M., Sullivan, M. O., & Flanagan, B. (2015). Serenity Spirituality Sessions: A Descriptive Qualitative Exploration of a Christian Resource Designed to Foster Spiritual Well-Being among Older People in Nursing Homes in Ireland. Religions, 6(2), 299-316.
Journal:
Religions
Issue Date:
26-Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/348550
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This paper reports on a descriptive qualitative study that explored the value and benefit of Serenity Spirituality Sessions programme for older nursing home residents. The research was carried out in six nursing homes in the Republic of Ireland. The facilitators of these sessions, who worked in the nursing homes, were interviewed about their experiences of delivering the programme and their views on the impact that the programme had on resident participants. Emergent themes revealed benefits of the intervention for clients, including inducing a calming effect, increased sense of belonging and benefits of ritual use. The programme yielded positive results, and appears suited to the predominantly Christian population, and as such is deemed a useful adjunct to holistic and spiritual care in these settings.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; NURSING HOME; SPIRITUALITY
ISSN:
2077-1444

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTimmins, Fionaen
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Suzanneen
dc.contributor.authorThreadgold, Maryen
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, Men
dc.contributor.authorFlanagan, Bernadetteen
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-07T10:53:59Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-07T10:53:59Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03-26en
dc.identifier.citationTimmins, F., Kelly, S., Threadgold, M., Sullivan, M. O., & Flanagan, B. (2015). Serenity Spirituality Sessions: A Descriptive Qualitative Exploration of a Christian Resource Designed to Foster Spiritual Well-Being among Older People in Nursing Homes in Ireland. Religions, 6(2), 299-316.en
dc.identifier.issn2077-1444en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/348550en
dc.descriptionThis paper reports on a descriptive qualitative study that explored the value and benefit of Serenity Spirituality Sessions programme for older nursing home residents. The research was carried out in six nursing homes in the Republic of Ireland. The facilitators of these sessions, who worked in the nursing homes, were interviewed about their experiences of delivering the programme and their views on the impact that the programme had on resident participants. Emergent themes revealed benefits of the intervention for clients, including inducing a calming effect, increased sense of belonging and benefits of ritual use. The programme yielded positive results, and appears suited to the predominantly Christian population, and as such is deemed a useful adjunct to holistic and spiritual care in these settings.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen
dc.subjectNURSING HOMEen
dc.subjectSPIRITUALITYen
dc.titleSerenity spirituality sessions: a descriptive qualitative exploration of a Christian Resource designed to foster spiritual well-being among older people in Nursing Homes in Irelanden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.department1 The School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland 2 All Hallows College, Dublin City University, Gracepark Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland; E-Mails: suzmarkel@gmail.com (S.K.); mosullivan@allhallows.ie (M.O.S.); bflanagan@allhallows.ie (B.F.) 3 Sonas™ apc, St. Mary’s, 201 Merrion Road, Dublin 4, Ireland; E-Mail: marythreadgold@hotmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalReligionsen
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