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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154194
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Spiritual Practices across Cultures
Abstract:
Spiritual Practices across Cultures
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Fitzpatrick, Joyce J., RN, PhD, MBA, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University
Title:Professor of Nursing, NCQI Project Director
Co-Authors:Mary T. Quinn Griffin, PhD, RN; Hae-Ok Lee, RN, MS, DNSc and Mally Ehrenfeld, PhD, RN
[Research Presentation] Background: Nursing as a science and professional practice is concerned with holistic interventions to improve the well-being of elders. There has been a recent renewed interest in the spiritual (holistic) dimension of health and wellness, consistent with the historical focus of nursing scientifically and professionally. Yet, there is little research in this area, specifically research focused on interventions that elders use to enhance health and well being. In addition, there has been little examination of differences across cultural groups, within countries, or in different countries. This study was focused on healthy older persons. Objective: The goal was to describe the spiritual practices used by healthy older adults. Methods: Older adults were asked which of 12 spiritual practices they use on a daily basis. Samples included older adults from the United States, South Korea, and Israel. The US sample is comprised of older persons from America and those who recently immigrated from other cultures, e.g., Asian Americans. Results: Older adults identified several spiritual practices that they use daily in relation to health and well being, including prayer, music, reading, and quiet reflective time alone. There were similarities in spiritual practices used by healthy older persons across cultures. Conclusions: There is potential for nurses to enhance spiritual practices among elders. Future intervention studies are in the planning stages.
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.titleSpiritual Practices across Culturesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154194-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Spiritual Practices across Cultures</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">Fitzpatrick, Joyce J., RN, PhD, MBA, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor of Nursing, NCQI Project Director</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jjfitzpatrick@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary T. Quinn Griffin, PhD, RN; Hae-Ok Lee, RN, MS, DNSc and Mally Ehrenfeld, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Background: Nursing as a science and professional practice is concerned with holistic interventions to improve the well-being of elders. There has been a recent renewed interest in the spiritual (holistic) dimension of health and wellness, consistent with the historical focus of nursing scientifically and professionally. Yet, there is little research in this area, specifically research focused on interventions that elders use to enhance health and well being. In addition, there has been little examination of differences across cultural groups, within countries, or in different countries. This study was focused on healthy older persons. Objective: The goal was to describe the spiritual practices used by healthy older adults. Methods: Older adults were asked which of 12 spiritual practices they use on a daily basis. Samples included older adults from the United States, South Korea, and Israel. The US sample is comprised of older persons from America and those who recently immigrated from other cultures, e.g., Asian Americans. Results: Older adults identified several spiritual practices that they use daily in relation to health and well being, including prayer, music, reading, and quiet reflective time alone. There were similarities in spiritual practices used by healthy older persons across cultures. Conclusions: There is potential for nurses to enhance spiritual practices among elders. Future intervention studies are in the planning stages.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:48:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:48:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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