Preparation to Provide Spiritual Care: A Qualitative Study of Recent Baccalaureate Nursing Graduates

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316834
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Preparation to Provide Spiritual Care: A Qualitative Study of Recent Baccalaureate Nursing Graduates
Other Titles:
Personal and Ethical Knowing
Author(s):
Crotser, Cheryl B.; Mohnkern, Susanne M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Cheryl B. Crotser, PhD, RN; Susanne M. Mohnkern, PhD, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014: Problem/Purpose: Holistic assessment including the spiritual needs of patients is a standard of practice for RNs. There is a paucity of research on preparing nurses for their role in the spiritual realm. This study was conducted to understand experiences of recent graduates of a baccalaureate nursing program in learning to assess spiritual care needs, provide spiritual support and perceptions of their preparation for this role. Design: Heideggarian hermeneutics guided in-depth interviews and team interpretation of data. Graduates from 2006-2010 of a Christian Liberal Arts College in New York were recruited with postal and email invitations. Telephone and in-person interviews of twelve RNs were audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim in 2011-2012 for analysis. The narratives were reviewed independently by the researchers who then met as a team to analyze the data and come to consensus on common meanings. This was followed by a member check to enhance rigor. Findings: Four themes and one constitutive pattern emerged: Defining Spiritual Care, Learning Spiritual Care, Providing Spiritual Care, and Practical Advice for Faculty. A pattern of building relationships developed. Discussion/Conclusions:Definitions of spiritual care interventions varied among study participants. Experiences pre-college, in the classroom, clinical and outside the classroom contributed to learning to assess spiritual care needs and provide for spiritual care in clinical practice. Participants discussed needing opportunities to grow spiritually and to make their faith their own during their college years. Implications for Education Practice: Reflection, case studies and role modeling are important teaching strategies for preparing students to provide care in the spiritual realm. Intentionally integrating whole person assessment in the classroom and providing opportunities for students to discuss and reflect on spiritual care in nursing helps prepare students. Opportunities to make connections and build relationships using therapeutic communication and presence are important in developing comfort with spiritual assessment and care.
Keywords:
Qualitative Research; Spiritual Care; Undergraduate Nursing Education
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2014
Date of Publication:
13-May-2014
Other Identifiers:
NERC14B03
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing; National League of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titlePreparation to Provide Spiritual Care: A Qualitative Study of Recent Baccalaureate Nursing Graduatesen
dc.title.alternativePersonal and Ethical Knowingen
dc.contributor.authorCrotser, Cheryl B.en
dc.contributor.authorMohnkern, Susanne M.en
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsCheryl B. Crotser, PhD, RN; Susanne M. Mohnkern, PhD, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316834-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014: Problem/Purpose: Holistic assessment including the spiritual needs of patients is a standard of practice for RNs. There is a paucity of research on preparing nurses for their role in the spiritual realm. This study was conducted to understand experiences of recent graduates of a baccalaureate nursing program in learning to assess spiritual care needs, provide spiritual support and perceptions of their preparation for this role. Design: Heideggarian hermeneutics guided in-depth interviews and team interpretation of data. Graduates from 2006-2010 of a Christian Liberal Arts College in New York were recruited with postal and email invitations. Telephone and in-person interviews of twelve RNs were audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim in 2011-2012 for analysis. The narratives were reviewed independently by the researchers who then met as a team to analyze the data and come to consensus on common meanings. This was followed by a member check to enhance rigor. Findings: Four themes and one constitutive pattern emerged: Defining Spiritual Care, Learning Spiritual Care, Providing Spiritual Care, and Practical Advice for Faculty. A pattern of building relationships developed. Discussion/Conclusions:Definitions of spiritual care interventions varied among study participants. Experiences pre-college, in the classroom, clinical and outside the classroom contributed to learning to assess spiritual care needs and provide for spiritual care in clinical practice. Participants discussed needing opportunities to grow spiritually and to make their faith their own during their college years. Implications for Education Practice: Reflection, case studies and role modeling are important teaching strategies for preparing students to provide care in the spiritual realm. Intentionally integrating whole person assessment in the classroom and providing opportunities for students to discuss and reflect on spiritual care in nursing helps prepare students. Opportunities to make connections and build relationships using therapeutic communication and presence are important in developing comfort with spiritual assessment and care.en
dc.subjectQualitative Researchen
dc.subjectSpiritual Careen
dc.subjectUndergraduate Nursing Educationen
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:43:33Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13en
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:43:33Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2014en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.hostNational League of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen
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