The Students' Challenge: Finding Spirituality and Nursing Presence in Poverty

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149028
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Students' Challenge: Finding Spirituality and Nursing Presence in Poverty
Abstract:
The Students' Challenge: Finding Spirituality and Nursing Presence in Poverty
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Rankin, Elizabeth, PhD, RNBC, FNBCCH, CHES
P.I. Institution Name:Salisbury University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Mary B. DeLashmutt, PhD, CNM, MATh
In today's computer driven health care environment, nurses are challenged to engage in meaningful interactions that accommodate expression of spirituality and nursing presence. These concepts are especially difficult for nursing students to comprehend and to discern. If quality professional nursing practice is to evolve, spirituality and presence must be specifically addressed and understood by students. Nursing educators have a responsibility to provide learning experiences that will assist students in practice of these concepts and facilitate their nursing journeys from ?novice to expert'. To address these challenges of holistic practice, faculty at a Mid-Atlantic university provide a clinical rotation for senior baccalaureate students at a community-based crisis center for the poor and homeless. Experiences in direct care for the needs of this clientele, from a holistic perspective, are enhanced by seminars, readings, and writing assignments. These all drive the students to explore and further develop an understanding of themselves, the concept of spirituality, and nursing presence in light of their clinical practice with this diverse, vulnerable population. By the completion of the experience, students have applied holistic nursing care in light of their new appreciation of the unique gift of self, an understanding of the place of spirituality in nursing care, and a sense of the ministry of healing presence. They are better able to integrate their learning experiences into a comprehensive notion of who they are as nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Students' Challenge: Finding Spirituality and Nursing Presence in Povertyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149028-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Students' Challenge: Finding Spirituality and Nursing Presence in Poverty</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rankin, Elizabeth, PhD, RNBC, FNBCCH, CHES</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Salisbury University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">elizabeth1527@comcast.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary B. DeLashmutt, PhD, CNM, MATh</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In today's computer driven health care environment, nurses are challenged to engage in meaningful interactions that accommodate expression of spirituality and nursing presence. These concepts are especially difficult for nursing students to comprehend and to discern. If quality professional nursing practice is to evolve, spirituality and presence must be specifically addressed and understood by students. Nursing educators have a responsibility to provide learning experiences that will assist students in practice of these concepts and facilitate their nursing journeys from ?novice to expert'. To address these challenges of holistic practice, faculty at a Mid-Atlantic university provide a clinical rotation for senior baccalaureate students at a community-based crisis center for the poor and homeless. Experiences in direct care for the needs of this clientele, from a holistic perspective, are enhanced by seminars, readings, and writing assignments. These all drive the students to explore and further develop an understanding of themselves, the concept of spirituality, and nursing presence in light of their clinical practice with this diverse, vulnerable population. By the completion of the experience, students have applied holistic nursing care in light of their new appreciation of the unique gift of self, an understanding of the place of spirituality in nursing care, and a sense of the ministry of healing presence. They are better able to integrate their learning experiences into a comprehensive notion of who they are as nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:54:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:54:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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