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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153443
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Faith Healing: Perceptions and Experiences within an Amish Community
Abstract:
Faith Healing: Perceptions and Experiences within an Amish Community
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Bauman, Marita Dawn, BS
P.I. Institution Name:Indiana Wesleyan University (undergraduate institution)
The purpose of this qualitative ethnographic study was to examine the perceptions and experiences surrounding the practice of faith healing within an Amish community. The theoretical framework for the study was Leininger?s Theory of Cultural Care Diversity and Universality. The impetus driving the study was the desire to gain knowledge concerning the Amish practice of faith healing in order to educate healthcare professionals who care for Amish individuals. Study participants consisted of two key informants who were active practitioners of faith healing, and six additional Amish individuals who currently utilize the services of faith healers on a regular basis. The study posed and answered three main research questions: 1. What common beliefs surround faith healing? 2. Why is faith healing observed today? 3. How is faith healing practiced today?      Thematic analysis was used to interpret data collected via personal interviews with informants. The five themes that emerged focused on the practice of faith healing as a vital aspect within the Amish way of life; faith healing being perceived as a gift from God bestowed upon a chosen few; faith healing rituals being practiced differently among individual practitioners; and the ability to heal being manifested differently among practitioners. The fifth theme focused on the informants? suspicion and distrust of the modern healthcare system. Further research surrounding this distrust is warranted and could aid in bridging the gap between the Amish and healthcare communities.
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.titleFaith Healing: Perceptions and Experiences within an Amish Communityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153443-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Faith Healing: Perceptions and Experiences within an Amish Community</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">Bauman, Marita Dawn, BS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Indiana Wesleyan University (undergraduate institution)</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">maritafajita@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this qualitative ethnographic study was to examine the perceptions and experiences surrounding the practice of faith healing within an Amish community. The theoretical framework for the study was Leininger?s Theory of Cultural Care Diversity and Universality. The impetus driving the study was the desire to gain knowledge concerning the Amish practice of faith healing in order to educate healthcare professionals who care for Amish individuals. Study participants consisted of two key informants who were active practitioners of faith healing, and six additional Amish individuals who currently utilize the services of faith healers on a regular basis. The study posed and answered three main research questions: 1.&nbsp;What common beliefs surround faith healing? 2. Why is faith healing observed today? 3.&nbsp;How is faith healing practiced today? &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thematic analysis was used to interpret data collected via personal interviews with informants. The five themes that emerged focused on the practice of faith healing as a vital aspect within the Amish way of life; faith healing being perceived as a gift from God bestowed upon a chosen few; faith healing rituals being practiced differently among individual practitioners; and the ability to heal being manifested differently among practitioners. The fifth theme focused on the informants? suspicion and distrust of the modern healthcare system. Further research surrounding this distrust is warranted and could aid in bridging the gap between the Amish and healthcare communities.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:16:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:16:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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