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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158121
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Theory of Spiritual Care-Giving for Parish Nursing
Abstract:
A Theory of Spiritual Care-Giving for Parish Nursing
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2004
Author:Van Dover, Leslie, PhD, RN, PN
P.I. Institution Name:Azusa Pacific University
Contact Address:538 Pasadena Ave, Azusa, CA, 91702, USA
Co-Authors:Jane Pfeiffer, MS, MA, RN
Purpose/Aim: The purpose of this study was 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. Rationale/Background: Few research based guides are available for spiritual care-giving in this community health setting, where integration of faith and health and spiritual care-giving are central to the practice. 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 in the congregational setting. 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. More than 50 incidents of spiritual care-giving were reported and analyzed. Care-giving occurred in patient homes, churches and hospitals. Results: 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 in ways that nourish or support them spiritually. 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, activating/nurturing faith and recognizing spiritual renewal or growth. 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 and received by 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 to strengthen them spiritually and help restore their health and well-being. Implications: PN’s and faculty who prepare PN’s will find this theory useful as a guide for focus and action through the various phases of the process. It will also assist teachers of spiritual care with curriculum content and generate ideas for the practice of skills for parish nursing. Funding: APU Faculty Research Grant, 2000-2002
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Theory of Spiritual Care-Giving for Parish Nursingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158121-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Theory of Spiritual Care-Giving for Parish Nursing </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Van Dover, Leslie, PhD, RN, PN</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-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">538 Pasadena Ave, Azusa, CA, 91702, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jane Pfeiffer, MS, MA, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose/Aim: The purpose of this study was 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. Rationale/Background: Few research based guides are available for spiritual care-giving in this community health setting, where integration of faith and health and spiritual care-giving are central to the practice. 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 in the congregational setting. 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. More than 50 incidents of spiritual care-giving were reported and analyzed. Care-giving occurred in patient homes, churches and hospitals. Results: 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 in ways that nourish or support them spiritually. 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, activating/nurturing faith and recognizing spiritual renewal or growth. 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 and received by 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 to strengthen them spiritually and help restore their health and well-being. Implications: PN&rsquo;s and faculty who prepare PN&rsquo;s will find this theory useful as a guide for focus and action through the various phases of the process. It will also assist teachers of spiritual care with curriculum content and generate ideas for the practice of skills for parish nursing. Funding: APU Faculty Research Grant, 2000-2002</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:31:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:31:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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