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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243211
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Significance of Spirituality in the Well Elderly
Author(s):
Molinatti, Joseph
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Chapter 184 ETA Sigma
Author Details:
Molinatti, Joseph, EdD, RN, jabbxbomber@gmail.com;
Abstract:
Purpose:   The purpose of this study was to investigate the concept of spirituality in the well elderly, their perceived ideas, needs and concerns.  Research in this area had been in the neophyte stage as the emphasis had been primarily on the hospitalized elderly. The more one understands the lived experience of the healthy elderly the better professionals are equipped to provide for the total needs of the individual. Adding to this body of knowledge would enable faculty to better prepare nurses for the assessmnent and intervention of this need in the healthy elderly, an aggregate of growing numbers in the population.

Methods:   Qualitative research methodology was used to explore the meaning of spirituality for the well elderly living within a community setting. The subjects were twenty six individuals, ages 65 to 85 living independently in  either Southern California or the New York Metropolitan area. Participants were provided information regarding the study and signed concents obtained prior to participation. Nine open-ended questions were used during the face-to-face interview. Each interview was recorded and the resulting transcrips provided the data for analysis. 

Results:  The analysis of the data identified 9 patterns/themes associated with the concept of spirituality for the well elderly living independently. 

Conclusion:  Data from this research suggested that there may be certain patterns/themes which are more universal then previously thought. Further research to expand the undertsanding of this concept is needed as the patterns/themes identified can not be generalized to the larger population at this time. The information gained from this research has added to an existing body of knowledge integral to the nursing curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Keywords:
elderly; spirituality
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Significance of Spirituality in the Well Elderlyen
dc.contributor.authorMolinatti, Josephen
dc.contributor.departmentChapter 184 ETA Sigmaen
dc.author.detailsMolinatti, Joseph, EdD, RN, jabbxbomber@gmail.com;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243211-
dc.description.abstract<strong><b>Purpose: </b></strong>&nbsp; The purpose of this study was to investigate the&nbsp;concept of spirituality in the well elderly, their perceived ideas, needs and concerns. &nbsp;Research in this area had been in the neophyte stage as the emphasis had been primarily on the hospitalized elderly. The more one understands the lived experience of the healthy elderly the better professionals are equipped to provide for the total needs of the individual. Adding to&nbsp;this body of knowledge would enable faculty to better prepare nurses&nbsp;for the&nbsp;assessmnent and intervention of this need in the healthy elderly, an aggregate of growing numbers in the population. <p><strong><b>Methods: </b></strong>&nbsp; Qualitative research methodology was used to explore the meaning of spirituality for the well elderly living within a community setting. The subjects were&nbsp;twenty six individuals, ages 65 to 85&nbsp;living independently in&nbsp; either Southern California&nbsp;or the New York Metropolitan area. Participants were provided information regarding the study and signed concents obtained prior to participation. Nine open-ended questions were used during the face-to-face interview. Each interview was recorded and the resulting transcrips provided the data for analysis.&nbsp; <p><strong><b>Results: </b></strong>&nbsp;The analysis of the data identified 9 patterns/themes associated with the concept of spirituality for the well elderly living independently.&nbsp; <p><strong><b>Conclusion: </b></strong>&nbsp;Data from this research suggested that there may be certain patterns/themes which are more universal then previously thought.&nbsp;Further research to expand the undertsanding of this concept is needed as the patterns/themes identified can not be generalized to the&nbsp;larger population at this time.&nbsp;The information gained from this research has added to an existing body of knowledge integral to the nursing curriculum at both&nbsp;the undergraduate and graduate levels.&nbsp;en
dc.subjectelderlyen
dc.subjectspiritualityen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:19:04Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:19:04Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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