The Role of Spirituality in Advance Directive Decision Making among Independent Community Dwelling Older Adults

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147511
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Presentation
Title:
The Role of Spirituality in Advance Directive Decision Making among Independent Community Dwelling Older Adults
Abstract:
The Role of Spirituality in Advance Directive Decision Making among Independent Community Dwelling Older Adults
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Sessanna, Loralee, DNS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University at Buffalo
Title:Research Assistant Professor
[Scientific session research presentation] The purpose of this grounded theory study, based on Strauss and Corbin's (1998) grounded theory methodology, was to explore the meaning, definition, and needs regarding the role of spirituality in advance directive decision making (ADDM) among independent community dwelling older adults. An independent community dwelling  older adult was defined as an individual aged 65 years and older living and functioning autonomously within a community. The primary aims of this study were to: 1) describe the meaning and definition of spirituality in relation to advance directive decision making from the perspective of the independent community dwelling older adult, 2) to explain factors constituting spirituality in advance directive decision making among independent community dwelling older adults, and 3) to explain how independent community dwelling older adults use spirituality to engage in decision making related to advance directive care planning needs. Blumer?s (1969) Symbolic Interactionism Theory and Erikson's Integrity versus Despair formed the theoretical orientation for this study.  Data analysis consisted of comparative analysis using memoing and open, axial, and selective coding. Twelve subjects were recruited through snowball sampling until data saturation occurred.  Study findings were supported by a verification focus group. Participants did not fear thinking about death. Experiences with the death of loved ones were strong influential factors in ADDM.  Participants believed an individual could be spiritual without being religious and stated a difference existed between spirituality and religion. The role of spirituality was described as a connection between contributing, supporting, and believing and was found to exist as two equally important mirrored basic social processes: Spirituality in Everyday Life (reflecting broad and global attributes and properties of wellness) and Spirituality in Advance Directive Care Planning  (reflecting narrow and succinct attributes and properties of illness). A theoretical model consisting of this mirrored basic social process was constructed, Spirituality as Connecting.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
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Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Role of Spirituality in Advance Directive Decision Making among Independent Community Dwelling Older Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147511-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Role of Spirituality in Advance Directive Decision Making among Independent Community Dwelling Older Adults</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sessanna, Loralee, DNS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University at Buffalo</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ls33@buffalo.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] The purpose of this grounded theory study, based on Strauss and Corbin's (1998) grounded theory methodology, was to explore the meaning, definition, and needs regarding the role of spirituality in advance directive decision making (ADDM) among independent community dwelling older adults.&nbsp;An independent community dwelling &nbsp;older adult was defined as an individual aged 65 years and older living and functioning autonomously within a community. The primary aims of this study were to: 1) describe the meaning and definition of spirituality in relation to advance directive decision making from the perspective of the independent community dwelling older adult, 2) to explain factors constituting spirituality in advance directive decision making among independent community dwelling older adults, and 3) to explain how independent community dwelling older adults use spirituality to engage in decision making related to advance directive care planning needs. Blumer?s (1969) Symbolic Interactionism Theory and Erikson's Integrity versus Despair formed the theoretical orientation for this study.&nbsp; Data analysis consisted of comparative analysis using memoing and open, axial, and selective coding. Twelve subjects were recruited through snowball sampling until data saturation occurred.&nbsp; Study findings were supported by a verification focus group.&nbsp;Participants did not fear thinking about death. Experiences with the death of loved ones were strong influential factors in ADDM.&nbsp; Participants believed an individual could be spiritual without being religious and stated a difference existed between spirituality and religion. The role of spirituality was described as a connection between contributing, supporting, and believing and was found to exist as two equally important mirrored basic social processes: Spirituality in Everyday Life (reflecting broad and global attributes and properties of wellness) and Spirituality in Advance Directive Care Planning &nbsp;(reflecting narrow and succinct attributes and properties of illness). A theoretical model consisting of this mirrored basic social process was constructed, Spirituality as Connecting.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:33:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:33:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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