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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304468
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Holistic Nursing Care: Provision of Spirituality with Patients
Author(s):
Miller, Joyce; Cannon, Sharon; Moseley, Kelly; Boswell, Carol
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Mu
Author Details:
Joyce Miller, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, Joyce.Miller@ttuhsc.edu; Sharon Cannon, EdD, RN, ANEF; Kelly Moseley, DHSc, MSN, RN; Carol Boswell, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose:

Spirituality care for patients is paramount for optimal wellness and health promotion. Nurses believe they are inadequately prepared to provide spiritual care to their clients. The purpose of this research project was to identify practice competencies and challenges with the ability to incorporate the patient's cultural and spiritual preferences, values, and beliefs into health care. To meet these expectations within the work setting, an understanding of what specific tasks nurses perceive as being included with the provision of spiritual care as well as an appreciation for different tasks that nurses feel comfortable providing is needed.

'Methods:

This project utilized a quasi-experimental design using the validated Spiritual Questionnaire to access registered nurses (minimum sample size = 75) in Texas. The Spirituality Questionnaire was a 28 item 4 level Likert scale tool. The tool asked the participant to document how often during the last month they provided an activity with the intent to offer spiritual care.'A convenient sampling was provided through a link on Survey Monkey to nurses belonging to Texas Nurse Practitioners and Texas Nurses Associations. The project proposal was approved through the university's IRB.' Completed surveys (N=135) were entered into SPSS for analysis using frequencies and Mann-Whitney U-test.'

Results: '

Findings indicate that healthcare professionals are less than comfortable with provision of holistic care. Measures such as listening, providing support for spiritual practices, arranging for spiritual mentor visits, assisting with spiritual challenges such as living with illness, or assisting spiritual beliefs that are pertinent to health status for their patients were reported concerns.'

Conclusion:

This research project reveals that regardless of the level of proficiency, nurses report they are not prepared to provide comprehensive spiritual health care. Academic and clinical applications should incorporate more emphasis on spirituality and holistic care.

Keywords:
Holistic; Spiritual; Nurse Patient Relationship
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleHolistic Nursing Care: Provision of Spirituality with Patientsen
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Joyceen
dc.contributor.authorCannon, Sharonen
dc.contributor.authorMoseley, Kellyen
dc.contributor.authorBoswell, Carolen
dc.contributor.departmentIota Muen
dc.author.detailsJoyce Miller, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, Joyce.Miller@ttuhsc.edu; Sharon Cannon, EdD, RN, ANEF; Kelly Moseley, DHSc, MSN, RN; Carol Boswell, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304468-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>Spirituality care for patients is paramount for optimal wellness and health promotion. Nurses believe they are inadequately prepared to provide spiritual care to their clients. The purpose of this research project was to identify practice competencies and challenges with the ability to incorporate the patient's cultural and spiritual preferences, values, and beliefs into health care. To meet these expectations within the work setting, an understanding of what specific tasks nurses perceive as being included with the provision of spiritual care as well as an appreciation for different tasks that nurses feel comfortable providing is needed. <p>'<b>Methods: </b> <p>This project utilized a quasi-experimental design using the validated Spiritual Questionnaire to access registered nurses (minimum sample size = 75) in Texas. The Spirituality Questionnaire was a 28 item 4 level Likert scale tool. The tool asked the participant to document how often during the last month they provided an activity with the intent to offer spiritual care.'A convenient sampling was provided through a link on Survey Monkey to nurses belonging to Texas Nurse Practitioners and Texas Nurses Associations. The project proposal was approved through the university's IRB.' Completed surveys (N=135) were entered into SPSS for analysis using frequencies and Mann-Whitney U-test.' <p><b>Results: </b>' <p>Findings indicate that healthcare professionals are less than comfortable with provision of holistic care. Measures such as listening, providing support for spiritual practices, arranging for spiritual mentor visits, assisting with spiritual challenges such as living with illness, or assisting spiritual beliefs that are pertinent to health status for their patients were reported concerns.' <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>This research project reveals that regardless of the level of proficiency, nurses report they are not prepared to provide comprehensive spiritual health care. Academic and clinical applications should incorporate more emphasis on spirituality and holistic care.en
dc.subjectHolisticen
dc.subjectSpiritualen
dc.subjectNurse Patient Relationshipen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:36:38Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:36:38Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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