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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158829
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Linking Faith and Health: Nursing Implications for Frail Elders
Abstract:
Linking Faith and Health: Nursing Implications for Frail Elders
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Wessman, Joann, PhD, MS, BSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Bethel University
Title:Professor
Contact Address:Nursing Department, 3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN, 55112, USA
Contact Telephone:651/638-6386
Co-Authors:Nancy L. Olen, EdD, MS, BSN, RN, Professor
The purpose of this pilot study was to describe the pattern of faith/health integration of frail elders affiliated with a Christian congregation. The intent was to strengthen the knowledge base related to the parish nurse role as facilitator/clarifier of the integration of faith and health. A phenomenological, qualitative design was chosen using open-ended taped interviews. The interviews were guided by questions that focused the participants' reflections on faith and health. As consistent with phenomenological scholarship, this study used holistic conceptual frameworks to envision and provide context for the questions. Particularly helpful was the perspective of nursing as caring offered in the theory of Anne Boykin and Savina Schoenhofer. Nine participants ranging in age from 74 to 97, with an average age of 86, completed the interviews. Seven were female, and two male. All had at least one identified activity of daily living that was accomplished with an assistive person or device; 4 had 3 or more chronic illnesses. They lived in a variety of urban and rural settings and all had affiliation with either a Catholic or a Protestant church. The respondents minimized their physical limitations, and talked about a time of life rich in relationship with God though they struggled with issues of faith and doubt. They expressed regret over broken relationships and seldom spoke of medical diagnoses. They did not find significant help in their churches to integrate faith with their changing health status, and expressed relational isolation from the church and its ministers as physical abilities waned. A preliminary nursing intervention model was proposed to facilitate the elder's integration of faith into the experiences of changing health. Further scholarly work is needed to describe, explain, and provide the basis for facilitating faith and health linkages. [Poster Presentation]
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.titleLinking Faith and Health: Nursing Implications for Frail Eldersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158829-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Linking Faith and Health: Nursing Implications for Frail Elders</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wessman, Joann, PhD, MS, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Bethel University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Nursing Department, 3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN, 55112, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">651/638-6386</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jwessman@bethel.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Nancy L. Olen, EdD, MS, BSN, RN, Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this pilot study was to describe the pattern of faith/health integration of frail elders affiliated with a Christian congregation. The intent was to strengthen the knowledge base related to the parish nurse role as facilitator/clarifier of the integration of faith and health. A phenomenological, qualitative design was chosen using open-ended taped interviews. The interviews were guided by questions that focused the participants' reflections on faith and health. As consistent with phenomenological scholarship, this study used holistic conceptual frameworks to envision and provide context for the questions. Particularly helpful was the perspective of nursing as caring offered in the theory of Anne Boykin and Savina Schoenhofer. Nine participants ranging in age from 74 to 97, with an average age of 86, completed the interviews. Seven were female, and two male. All had at least one identified activity of daily living that was accomplished with an assistive person or device; 4 had 3 or more chronic illnesses. They lived in a variety of urban and rural settings and all had affiliation with either a Catholic or a Protestant church. The respondents minimized their physical limitations, and talked about a time of life rich in relationship with God though they struggled with issues of faith and doubt. They expressed regret over broken relationships and seldom spoke of medical diagnoses. They did not find significant help in their churches to integrate faith with their changing health status, and expressed relational isolation from the church and its ministers as physical abilities waned. A preliminary nursing intervention model was proposed to facilitate the elder's integration of faith into the experiences of changing health. Further scholarly work is needed to describe, explain, and provide the basis for facilitating faith and health linkages. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:26:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:26:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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