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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151809
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Theory of Spiritual Caregiving in Parish Nursing Practice
Abstract:
A Theory of Spiritual Caregiving in Parish Nursing Practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Van Dover, Leslie, PhD, PN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Azusa Pacific University
Title:Professor and Chair Grad Program
Co-Authors:Jane M. Bacon
Objective: to develop a substantive theory to explain the process parish or health ministry nurses (PN’s) use to provide spiritual care to people under their care. Design: A grounded theory approach was used to explore and describe the processes PN’s experience and use as they give spiritual care to patients/parishioners. Population/Sample: Nine American RN’s participated in this research. Each took a basic PN course and worked as a PN for at least one year in a Christian church. Three had academic preparation beyond the BSN level and three had some formal theological education. Most were employed part-time and received a salary. Methods/Setting: Data were collected by means of tape recorded, transcribed interviews of the PN’s who described multiple incidents of spiritual care of individuals and families. Caregiving occurred in patient homes, churches and hospitals. Findings: The theory emerged from a core category: “Bringing God Near” (BGN). The essence of the spiritual care giving process for PN’s, BGN is what nurses do as they assess spiritual needs and concerns of the patient and family and address these concerns in appropriate ways. BGN begins with the PN’s focus on facilitating integration of body, mind, and spirit as part of the healing process. Stages in the process include: trusting God, forming relationships with the patient/family, opening to God, taking action and experiencing results. Conclusions: BGN reveals that spiritual care giving is a unique way nurses care. The person of the PN is one way for God’s healing love and care to be offered to the patient. The PN’s spiritual challenge is to respond to what God is directing the nurse to be and do with the patient/family. Implications: PN’s and faculty who prepare PN’s will find this theory useful as a guide for curriculum content and practice of skills for this role.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Theory of Spiritual Caregiving in Parish Nursing Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151809-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Theory of Spiritual Caregiving in Parish Nursing Practice</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Van Dover, Leslie, PhD, PN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Azusa Pacific University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor and Chair Grad Program</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lvandover@apu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jane M. Bacon</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: to develop a substantive theory to explain the process parish or health ministry nurses (PN&rsquo;s) use to provide spiritual care to people under their care. Design: A grounded theory approach was used to explore and describe the processes PN&rsquo;s experience and use as they give spiritual care to patients/parishioners. Population/Sample: Nine American RN&rsquo;s participated in this research. Each took a basic PN course and worked as a PN for at least one year in a Christian church. Three had academic preparation beyond the BSN level and three had some formal theological education. Most were employed part-time and received a salary. Methods/Setting: Data were collected by means of tape recorded, transcribed interviews of the PN&rsquo;s who described multiple incidents of spiritual care of individuals and families. Caregiving occurred in patient homes, churches and hospitals. Findings: The theory emerged from a core category: &ldquo;Bringing God Near&rdquo; (BGN). The essence of the spiritual care giving process for PN&rsquo;s, BGN is what nurses do as they assess spiritual needs and concerns of the patient and family and address these concerns in appropriate ways. BGN begins with the PN&rsquo;s focus on facilitating integration of body, mind, and spirit as part of the healing process. Stages in the process include: trusting God, forming relationships with the patient/family, opening to God, taking action and experiencing results. Conclusions: BGN reveals that spiritual care giving is a unique way nurses care. The person of the PN is one way for God&rsquo;s healing love and care to be offered to the patient. The PN&rsquo;s spiritual challenge is to respond to what God is directing the nurse to be and do with the patient/family. Implications: PN&rsquo;s and faculty who prepare PN&rsquo;s will find this theory useful as a guide for curriculum content and practice of skills for this role.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:14:25Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:14:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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