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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150209
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Opportunities for Enhanced Spirituality Relevant to Well Adults
Abstract:
Opportunities for Enhanced Spirituality Relevant to Well Adults
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Cavendish, Roberta, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:College of Staten Island/CUNY
Title:Assistant Professor
The purposes of this study were to (1) explicate the opportunities that exist in life that either support or enhance spirituality for well adults over the age of 25; (2) support knowledge development in the spiritual domain of nursing. This qualitative study used grounded research methodology and semi-structured interviews with 12 well adults to describe opportunities relevant for spiritual enhancement. This method used concurrent data collection, constant examination of conceptual interactions, and linkages, and the conditions under which they occur. IRB approval was obtained. Two rounds of analysis were conducted for theme validation. Two expert consultants on spirituality in nursing validated the seven themes. The findings validated that the potential for enhanced spirituality was evident through the themes of Connectedness, Beliefs, the Divine Providence of God, Inner Motivating Factors, Understanding the Mystery, Walking Through, and Life Events. Connectedness is with the physical and metaphysical. Beliefs relate to the golden rule and that God is in each of us. The Divine Providence of God is the inner voice that gives direction and guidance acquired through spirituality. Inner Motivating Factors must drive the commitment, as it is an active process to secure growth. Understanding the Mystery is that life and death are incomprehensible to us and spirituality is enhanced through beliefs. By Walking Through life with our spirituality we have the potential to enhance it by building a relationship with God. Life Events such as losses or gains initiate the process for enhancement of spirituality as one searches for meaning and struggle to contend with difficulties. Implications for practice are related to the current resurgence in spirituality in society, which has increased the demand for sensitivity to patients’ spiritual needs. To strengthen the nurse’s role in providing spiritual care, the existing universal spiritual principles that underpin the development of meaning in life need inclusion in the nursing curriculum. Nurses’ are often present when opportunities occur that support or enhance spirituality in well adults. How the nurse connects with the patient during these moments affects patient outcomes. Nurses need to be cognizant of their presence during events that occur in the course of providing care that evoke individualized, varied human responses in the spiritual domain. Instead of delegating the spiritual care of patients to others, nurses need to collaborate with others to meet spiritual needs. Nursing assessments need to include the spiritual domain. The provision of spiritual care can promote positive coping and positive health outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOpportunities for Enhanced Spirituality Relevant to Well Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150209-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Opportunities for Enhanced Spirituality Relevant to Well 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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cavendish, Roberta, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">College of Staten Island/CUNY</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cavendish@postbox.csi.cuny.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purposes of this study were to (1) explicate the opportunities that exist in life that either support or enhance spirituality for well adults over the age of 25; (2) support knowledge development in the spiritual domain of nursing. This qualitative study used grounded research methodology and semi-structured interviews with 12 well adults to describe opportunities relevant for spiritual enhancement. This method used concurrent data collection, constant examination of conceptual interactions, and linkages, and the conditions under which they occur. IRB approval was obtained. Two rounds of analysis were conducted for theme validation. Two expert consultants on spirituality in nursing validated the seven themes. The findings validated that the potential for enhanced spirituality was evident through the themes of Connectedness, Beliefs, the Divine Providence of God, Inner Motivating Factors, Understanding the Mystery, Walking Through, and Life Events. Connectedness is with the physical and metaphysical. Beliefs relate to the golden rule and that God is in each of us. The Divine Providence of God is the inner voice that gives direction and guidance acquired through spirituality. Inner Motivating Factors must drive the commitment, as it is an active process to secure growth. Understanding the Mystery is that life and death are incomprehensible to us and spirituality is enhanced through beliefs. By Walking Through life with our spirituality we have the potential to enhance it by building a relationship with God. Life Events such as losses or gains initiate the process for enhancement of spirituality as one searches for meaning and struggle to contend with difficulties. Implications for practice are related to the current resurgence in spirituality in society, which has increased the demand for sensitivity to patients&rsquo; spiritual needs. To strengthen the nurse&rsquo;s role in providing spiritual care, the existing universal spiritual principles that underpin the development of meaning in life need inclusion in the nursing curriculum. Nurses&rsquo; are often present when opportunities occur that support or enhance spirituality in well adults. How the nurse connects with the patient during these moments affects patient outcomes. Nurses need to be cognizant of their presence during events that occur in the course of providing care that evoke individualized, varied human responses in the spiritual domain. Instead of delegating the spiritual care of patients to others, nurses need to collaborate with others to meet spiritual needs. Nursing assessments need to include the spiritual domain. The provision of spiritual care can promote positive coping and positive health outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:19:00Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:19:00Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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