A Construct on Spiritual Care for Terminal Cancer Patients from a Religious Perspective

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152433
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Presentation
Title:
A Construct on Spiritual Care for Terminal Cancer Patients from a Religious Perspective
Abstract:
A Construct on Spiritual Care for Terminal Cancer Patients from a Religious Perspective
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Chen, Shu-Ya, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Changhua Christian Hospital
Title:Nurse educator
Co-Authors:Shu-Chen Chang, MA, RN; Wu-Fan Chen, MS; Hsiu-Fen Liu, MS
Background:  Religious faith influences spirituality greatly.  ?Construct? is a system that demonstrates how people observe and interpret events in the world.  Spiritual care is one of the important parts in palliative care for good death service.  This research tries to explore how hospice nursing stuff react to the construct of spiritual care from a religious perspective.  There are 16 participants in this study and data are analyzed for their religious thinking.  Methodology:  16 nurses were interviewed based on ?Person Construct Theory,? a triad method developed by Kelly.  Each nurse identified 5 patients with salient spirituality status and comparisons were conducted for 10 times.  Based on religious faith differences and similarities, three patients were chosen out of 5.  Among these three patients, they were divided into two groups:  two in one group and one in the other group.  Subjects were required to explain why these two patients share similar religious thinking, which is different from the one in the other group.  This procedure ended until no reason was found or same reasons occurred. Learning objectives:  (1)  To recognize that religious faith has impact on individual?s thinking on life, death, value, behavior and existence; and, it provides consolation to patients while suffering.  (2)  To ensure that religious faith is the source of peace and sense of security; and, it helps patients to have positive strength to retain spiritual peace.  Results:  The findings of this research indicate that religious faith extends the ultimate caring for patients with terminal cancer.  It (1) provides a sense of belonging and spiritual peace, (2) enlarges an individual?s vision without limitation, (3) helps patients overcome the fear for death, (4) enhances life quality, and (5) eases uncomfortable symptoms. Generally speaking, the hospice nurses in this study agree that patients are able to obtain good death through religious transcendence.
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.titleA Construct on Spiritual Care for Terminal Cancer Patients from a Religious Perspectiveen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152433-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Construct on Spiritual Care for Terminal Cancer Patients from a Religious Perspective</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chen, Shu-Ya, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Changhua Christian Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nurse educator</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">92055@cch.org.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Shu-Chen Chang, MA, RN; Wu-Fan Chen, MS; Hsiu-Fen Liu, MS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background:&nbsp; Religious faith influences spirituality greatly.&nbsp; ?Construct? is a system that demonstrates how people observe and interpret events in the world.&nbsp; Spiritual care is one of the important parts in palliative care for good death service.&nbsp; This research tries to explore how hospice nursing stuff react to the construct of spiritual care from a religious perspective.&nbsp; There are 16 participants in this study and data are analyzed for their religious thinking. &nbsp;Methodology:&nbsp; 16 nurses were interviewed based on ?Person Construct Theory,? a triad method developed by Kelly.&nbsp; Each nurse identified 5 patients with salient spirituality status and comparisons were conducted for 10 times.&nbsp; Based on religious faith differences and similarities, three patients were chosen out of 5.&nbsp; Among these three patients, they were divided into two groups:&nbsp; two in one group and one in the other group.&nbsp; Subjects were required to explain why these two patients share similar religious thinking, which is different from the one in the other group.&nbsp; This procedure ended until no reason was found or same reasons occurred. Learning objectives:&nbsp; (1)&nbsp; To recognize that religious faith has impact on individual?s thinking on life, death, value, behavior and existence; and, it provides consolation to patients while suffering.&nbsp; (2)&nbsp; To ensure that religious faith is the source of peace and sense of security; and, it helps patients to have positive strength to retain spiritual peace. &nbsp;Results:&nbsp; The findings of this research indicate that religious faith extends the ultimate caring for patients with terminal cancer.&nbsp; It (1) provides a sense of belonging and spiritual peace, (2) enlarges an individual?s vision without limitation, (3) helps patients overcome the fear for death, (4) enhances life quality, and (5) eases uncomfortable symptoms. Generally speaking, the hospice nurses in this study agree that patients are able to obtain good death through religious transcendence.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:36:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:36:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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