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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602820
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Nurse Religiosity and the Provision of Spiritual Care
Author(s):
Mamier, Iris; Gober, Carla; Schoonover-Shoffner, Kathy; Taylor, Elizabeth Johnston; Gober, Carla; Schoonover-Shoffner, Kathy; Taylor, Elizabeth Johnston
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Alpha
Author Details:
Iris Mamier, RN, imamier@llu.edu; Carla Gober, RN; Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, RN; Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, PhD, MSN, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Background Many nurses are religious. Indeed, religious motivations often prompt individuals to be nurses. Likewise, religious beliefs provide nurses with cognitive structures that comfort them as they continually witness patients’ suffering. Professional ethics codes, however, admonish nurses to never proselytize their religion while caring for patients. Indeed, the power differential in the clinician-patient relationship and non-ecclesiastical role of the nurse support the argument that clinicians should not impose their religious beliefs at the bedside. Nurses are increasingly expected to screen for spiritual distress and intervene to promote spiritual well-being in clinical settings. There is, however also the possibility for this boundary between a nurse’s personal religiosity and professional care to become blurred. Lack of professional skills in the area of spiritual care may lead to misunderstandings how to navigate the communication with a patient in the area of spirituality in a way that is wholesome and warrants ethical boundaries. It is unrealistic to assume that a nurse can—or should—leave personal beliefs in a locker when at work. Thus, it is important to consider how a nurse’s personal spiritual and religious beliefs affect nursing care, rather than if they do. Purpose This poster will present findings from a larger study investigating how nurse spirituality and religiosity (S/R) affects spiritual care. In particular, data about nurse opinions regarding the appropriateness of initiating S/R discourse, S/R self-disclosure, and prayer will be presented. Demographic and work-related factors associated with these opinions will also be explored to determine if there is a profile for nurses who are apt to initiate such discourse or avoid such discourse while providing patient care. Methods This study involves a cross-sectional design allowing for a convenience sample of over 600 Journal of Christian Nursing readers and website visitors who will complete an online survey. Data for this poster will be responses to an investigator-designed opinion survey and “Information About You” questionnaire that solicits data about a variety of demographic and work-related variables. These quantitative data will be analyzed using measures of central tendency, appropriate bivariate analyses to determine associations, and regression analyses to identify factors that predict initiators and avoiders of S/R discourse with patients. Implications In spite of the prevailing call for nurses to conduct spiritual assessments and support patient spiritual well-being, there is inadequate discussion about the ethics of such care. Findings can be used to guide administrators and educators—and ultimately, nurse clinicians, as findings will provide evidence about how personal religiosity affects patient care—for better and/or for worse. This evidence will need to shape curricula and policy so that patient and nurse religious beliefs can be safely supported in a pluralistic society.
Keywords:
spirituality; religion
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15SC2.62
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleNurse Religiosity and the Provision of Spiritual Careen
dc.contributor.authorMamier, Irisen
dc.contributor.authorGober, Carlaen
dc.contributor.authorSchoonover-Shoffner, Kathyen
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Elizabeth Johnstonen
dc.contributor.authorGober, Carlaen
dc.contributor.authorSchoonover-Shoffner, Kathyen
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Elizabeth Johnstonen
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Alphaen
dc.author.detailsIris Mamier, RN, imamier@llu.edu; Carla Gober, RN; Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, RN; Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, PhD, MSN, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602820en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Background Many nurses are religious. Indeed, religious motivations often prompt individuals to be nurses. Likewise, religious beliefs provide nurses with cognitive structures that comfort them as they continually witness patients’ suffering. Professional ethics codes, however, admonish nurses to never proselytize their religion while caring for patients. Indeed, the power differential in the clinician-patient relationship and non-ecclesiastical role of the nurse support the argument that clinicians should not impose their religious beliefs at the bedside. Nurses are increasingly expected to screen for spiritual distress and intervene to promote spiritual well-being in clinical settings. There is, however also the possibility for this boundary between a nurse’s personal religiosity and professional care to become blurred. Lack of professional skills in the area of spiritual care may lead to misunderstandings how to navigate the communication with a patient in the area of spirituality in a way that is wholesome and warrants ethical boundaries. It is unrealistic to assume that a nurse can—or should—leave personal beliefs in a locker when at work. Thus, it is important to consider how a nurse’s personal spiritual and religious beliefs affect nursing care, rather than if they do. Purpose This poster will present findings from a larger study investigating how nurse spirituality and religiosity (S/R) affects spiritual care. In particular, data about nurse opinions regarding the appropriateness of initiating S/R discourse, S/R self-disclosure, and prayer will be presented. Demographic and work-related factors associated with these opinions will also be explored to determine if there is a profile for nurses who are apt to initiate such discourse or avoid such discourse while providing patient care. Methods This study involves a cross-sectional design allowing for a convenience sample of over 600 Journal of Christian Nursing readers and website visitors who will complete an online survey. Data for this poster will be responses to an investigator-designed opinion survey and “Information About You” questionnaire that solicits data about a variety of demographic and work-related variables. These quantitative data will be analyzed using measures of central tendency, appropriate bivariate analyses to determine associations, and regression analyses to identify factors that predict initiators and avoiders of S/R discourse with patients. Implications In spite of the prevailing call for nurses to conduct spiritual assessments and support patient spiritual well-being, there is inadequate discussion about the ethics of such care. Findings can be used to guide administrators and educators—and ultimately, nurse clinicians, as findings will provide evidence about how personal religiosity affects patient care—for better and/or for worse. This evidence will need to shape curricula and policy so that patient and nurse religious beliefs can be safely supported in a pluralistic society.en
dc.subjectspiritualityen
dc.subjectreligionen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:37:25Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:37:25Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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