The phenomenon of spirituality: the experience of palliative care clients and caregivers in engaging with spiritual issues

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153185
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Presentation
Title:
The phenomenon of spirituality: the experience of palliative care clients and caregivers in engaging with spiritual issues
Abstract:
The phenomenon of spirituality: the experience of palliative care clients and caregivers in engaging with spiritual issues
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Penman, Joy, MN, BN, MSc(Pharm), BSc(Pharm)
P.I. Institution Name:University of South Australia, Whyalla Campus
Title:Lecturer
Co-Authors:Mary Oliver, PhD, MEd, RN
[Evidence-based Presentation] Several authors in medicine, sociology, psychology, philosophy and theology have identified the need to understand the meaning of spirituality and the need to provide spiritual care. There are at present international and national directives highlighting the importance of recognising and managing spiritual problemsá The interest in this topic is demonstrated by the literature published, especially in the last 3 decades, but others still believe that there is a lack of research delineating spirituality andáquality of life matters, particularly concerning people with life-limiting conditions and their caregiversáThe purpose of this research is to examine how palliative care clients and caregivers engage in spiritual matters and how this engagement may enrich quality of life.áGaining a deeper understanding of spiritual issues is paramount for assisting people with quality of life matters and this research stands to uncover personal perspectives from individuals experiencing end-of-life issues, providing insights as to better offer spiritual care and support for them.á Moreover, the research stands to contribute to evidence-based practice in the area of palliative care. The research takes a phenomenological approach to interpret participantsÆ narratives in order to understand their lived experience in framing spirituality and how they engage with spiritual matters. A purposive sample of twelve participants was used for the interviews.áTheir responses comprise the data, which were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim.áUsing Heideggerian phenomenology as the philosophical framework, the data were analysed and some of the findings of this research will be presented at the congress. Important insights gained from this research will be shared with participants, which will be of particular interest to health professionals.
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 phenomenon of spirituality: the experience of palliative care clients and caregivers in engaging with spiritual issuesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153185-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The phenomenon of spirituality: the experience of palliative care clients and caregivers in engaging with spiritual issues</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">Penman, Joy, MN, BN, MSc(Pharm), BSc(Pharm)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of South Australia, Whyalla Campus</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">joy.penman@unisa.edu.au</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary Oliver, PhD, MEd, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Presentation] Several authors in medicine, sociology, psychology, philosophy and theology have identified the need to understand the meaning of spirituality and the need to provide spiritual care. There are at present international and national directives highlighting the importance of recognising and managing spiritual problems&aacute; The interest in this topic is demonstrated by the literature published, especially in the last 3 decades, but others still believe that there is a lack of research delineating spirituality and&aacute;quality of life matters, particularly concerning people with life-limiting conditions and their caregivers&aacute;The purpose of this research is to examine how palliative care clients and caregivers engage in spiritual matters and how this engagement may enrich quality of life.&aacute;Gaining a deeper understanding of spiritual issues is paramount for assisting people with quality of life matters and this research stands to uncover personal perspectives from individuals experiencing end-of-life issues, providing insights as to better offer spiritual care and support for them.&aacute; Moreover, the research stands to contribute to evidence-based practice in the area of palliative care. The research takes a phenomenological approach to interpret participants&AElig; narratives in order to understand their lived experience in framing spirituality and how they engage with spiritual matters. A purposive sample of twelve participants was used for the interviews.&aacute;Their responses comprise the data, which were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim.&aacute;Using Heideggerian phenomenology as the philosophical framework, the data were analysed and some of the findings of this research will be presented at the congress. Important insights gained from this research will be shared with participants, which will be of particular interest to health professionals.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:06:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:06:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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