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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160534
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Emergency Room Nurses' Perceptions of Spirituality
Abstract:
Emergency Room Nurses' Perceptions of Spirituality
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Williams, Carol
P.I. Institution Name:Spalding University
Contact Address:School of Nursing and Health Science, 851 South Fourth Street, Louisville, KY, 40203, USA
Nursing has experienced a resurgence toward holism; treating the patients' body, mind, and spirit. The nurses' spirituality has been ignored in this resurgence. Emergency nurses are subjected to chaos and stress in their practice which assaults their sense of self and affects their relationships with others. These researchers have observed changes in Emergency nurses' interpersonal relationships as their inculturation into Emergency nursing progresses. To obtain a rich, descriptive collection of Emergency nurses' perceptions of their spirituality and its effects on their practice, a qualitative, phenomenological study was designed. A purposive homogeneous sample of 10 emergency nurses from an inner city Level I Trauma Center was interviewed using an interview guide consisting of questions adapted from the SPS (Spiritual Perspective Scale) (Reed, 1991) and questions composed by the researchers to specifically address the spirituality of Emergency nurses. Data collection continued until saturation of data was achieved. Themes identified by utilizing Colaizzi's Seven Stage Method of Data Analysis include; (1) Spiritual Guidance, (2) Caring Behaviors, (3) Nurse Abuse, and (4) Appreciation of Life. Questions which may be investigated in future research encouraged by this study are: (1) Do the conditions under which each nursing specialty practices cause nurses' spiritual perspectives to mutate? (2) Can some intervention be initiated to prevent or enhance this change? The data from this study support prior research conducted regarding patient spirituality, nurse abuse, caring, respect, kindness, and appreciation of life expressed by those exposed to stressful events. Implications which may be extracted from the results of this study, include the effects of the stressful, chaotic atmosphere of the emergency setting upon the people who work there. Stress reduction and coping techniques are needed for nurses working in the emergency setting.
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.titleEmergency Room Nurses' Perceptions of Spiritualityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160534-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Emergency Room Nurses' Perceptions of Spirituality</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Williams, Carol</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Spalding University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing and Health Science, 851 South Fourth Street, Louisville, KY, 40203, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Nursing has experienced a resurgence toward holism; treating the patients' body, mind, and spirit. The nurses' spirituality has been ignored in this resurgence. Emergency nurses are subjected to chaos and stress in their practice which assaults their sense of self and affects their relationships with others. These researchers have observed changes in Emergency nurses' interpersonal relationships as their inculturation into Emergency nursing progresses. To obtain a rich, descriptive collection of Emergency nurses' perceptions of their spirituality and its effects on their practice, a qualitative, phenomenological study was designed. A purposive homogeneous sample of 10 emergency nurses from an inner city Level I Trauma Center was interviewed using an interview guide consisting of questions adapted from the SPS (Spiritual Perspective Scale) (Reed, 1991) and questions composed by the researchers to specifically address the spirituality of Emergency nurses. Data collection continued until saturation of data was achieved. Themes identified by utilizing Colaizzi's Seven Stage Method of Data Analysis include; (1) Spiritual Guidance, (2) Caring Behaviors, (3) Nurse Abuse, and (4) Appreciation of Life. Questions which may be investigated in future research encouraged by this study are: (1) Do the conditions under which each nursing specialty practices cause nurses' spiritual perspectives to mutate? (2) Can some intervention be initiated to prevent or enhance this change? The data from this study support prior research conducted regarding patient spirituality, nurse abuse, caring, respect, kindness, and appreciation of life expressed by those exposed to stressful events. Implications which may be extracted from the results of this study, include the effects of the stressful, chaotic atmosphere of the emergency setting upon the people who work there. Stress reduction and coping techniques are needed for nurses working in the emergency setting.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:02:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:02:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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