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
Affiliation1 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (S.K.); email@example.com (M.O.S.); firstname.lastname@example.org (B.F.) 3 Sonas™ apc, St. Mary’s, 201 Merrion Road, Dublin 4, Ireland; E-Mail: email@example.com
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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.
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.
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