Caring and expressions of spirituality by urban family caregivers of people with stroke

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158801
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Presentation
Title:
Caring and expressions of spirituality by urban family caregivers of people with stroke
Abstract:
Caring and expressions of spirituality by urban family caregivers of people with stroke
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Pierce, Linda, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Medical College of Ohio
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH, 43614, USA
Contact Telephone:440.383.5852
Expressions of spirituality by urban caregivers in African-American families are the focus of this paper. Data presented here were collected as part of a larger study that examined these caregivers' experience and meaning of caring as it influences their capacity to care for people with stroke within their family systems. This study was executed within and supported the Framework of Systemic Organization by Friedemann (1995), according to which families as open systems strive for well-being. Spirituality, a component of well-being, is based on values concerning commitment, love, and affection. Twenty-four caregivers composed the purposive sample and participated in interview and observation-participation sessions. Eight themes concerning spirituality for all caregivers emerged from the data. Caring was expressed as: 1) a filial ethereal value, 2) self-contemplation, 3) motivation for philosophical introspection, 4) filial piety, 5) living for the moment and hoping for the future, 6) purpose, 7) motivation from approval by the care recipient, and 8) Christian piety. Through spirituality, the caregivers felt well-being, connected and comforted in difficult times related to caring. Nurses can incorporate these expressions of spirituality into their clinical practice, and thereby, have the potential to strengthen healthy caring and spirituality within the caregivers' family system.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCaring and expressions of spirituality by urban family caregivers of people with strokeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158801-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Caring and expressions of spirituality by urban family caregivers of people with stroke</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pierce, Linda, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Medical College of Ohio</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH, 43614, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">440.383.5852</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lpierce@mco.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Expressions of spirituality by urban caregivers in African-American families are the focus of this paper. Data presented here were collected as part of a larger study that examined these caregivers' experience and meaning of caring as it influences their capacity to care for people with stroke within their family systems. This study was executed within and supported the Framework of Systemic Organization by Friedemann (1995), according to which families as open systems strive for well-being. Spirituality, a component of well-being, is based on values concerning commitment, love, and affection. Twenty-four caregivers composed the purposive sample and participated in interview and observation-participation sessions. Eight themes concerning spirituality for all caregivers emerged from the data. Caring was expressed as: 1) a filial ethereal value, 2) self-contemplation, 3) motivation for philosophical introspection, 4) filial piety, 5) living for the moment and hoping for the future, 6) purpose, 7) motivation from approval by the care recipient, and 8) Christian piety. Through spirituality, the caregivers felt well-being, connected and comforted in difficult times related to caring. Nurses can incorporate these expressions of spirituality into their clinical practice, and thereby, have the potential to strengthen healthy caring and spirituality within the caregivers' family system.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:24:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:24:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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