Effects of an Online Spiritual Care Educational Initiative on Pediatric Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Competence

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602880
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Effects of an Online Spiritual Care Educational Initiative on Pediatric Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Competence
Author(s):
Petersen, Cheryl L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Gamma-at-Large
Author Details:
Cheryl L. Petersen, RN, petersen111@att.net
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: The provision of spiritual care is considered a vital part of holistic nursing care, for spirituality provides comfort, support, and a sense of connection.  Spirituality is universal to all individuals, regardless of age, religion, culture, or developmental stage.  When a child is nearing the end of life, spiritual care becomes paramount, for it provides the opportunity for enhanced coping as it reduces spiritual distress, allowing for growth in the midst of tragedy.  While spiritual care is implicit in holistic models of nursing care, gaps in knowledge and practice prevent children and their families from receiving adequate spiritual care at the end of life.   This study was guided by the Actioning Spirituality and Spiritual Care Education and Training in Nursing Model.  This conceptual framework guides the provision of spiritual care training and initiates change in nurses’ knowledge and competence to provide spiritual care.  A 3-hour, theory-driven educational program based on the literature and the National Consensus Conference Guidelines for Improving Palliative Care as a Dimension of Palliative Care was developed with the assistance of interdisciplinary experts, children with cancer, and their families.  This study employed a prospective, longitudinal design to evaluate the effects of the online educational initiative on pediatric nurses' knowledge, attitudes, and spiritual care competence.  Nurses were recruited by email from membership of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON).  Participants completed the Spirituality and Spiritual Care Rating Scale, a 17-item Likert based instrument, and the Spiritual Care Competence Scale, a 27-item Likert-based instrument, at three time points: baseline, upon completion of the educational program, and 3-months post-completion of the program.   Data is currently being analyzed.  Repeated measures ANOVA will evaluate the effect of the educational initiative on nurses’ perceived spiritual care competence at the 3 time points; post hoc analysis will be completed with Bonferroni correction.  Repeated measures ANOVA will evaluate the effect of the educational initiative on nurses’ attitudes towards and knowledge of spirituality/spiritual care at the three time points; post hoc analysis wil be completed with Bonferroni correction.  Regression analysis will determine if change in nurses’ attitudes towards and knowledge of spirituality/spiritual care predicts change in perceived level of spiritual care competence.
Keywords:
Spiritual care; Online education
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15RS1.76
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.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleEffects of an Online Spiritual Care Educational Initiative on Pediatric Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Competenceen
dc.contributor.authorPetersen, Cheryl L.en
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Gamma-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsCheryl L. Petersen, RN, petersen111@att.neten
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602880en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: The provision of spiritual care is considered a vital part of holistic nursing care, for spirituality provides comfort, support, and a sense of connection.  Spirituality is universal to all individuals, regardless of age, religion, culture, or developmental stage.  When a child is nearing the end of life, spiritual care becomes paramount, for it provides the opportunity for enhanced coping as it reduces spiritual distress, allowing for growth in the midst of tragedy.  While spiritual care is implicit in holistic models of nursing care, gaps in knowledge and practice prevent children and their families from receiving adequate spiritual care at the end of life.   This study was guided by the Actioning Spirituality and Spiritual Care Education and Training in Nursing Model.  This conceptual framework guides the provision of spiritual care training and initiates change in nurses’ knowledge and competence to provide spiritual care.  A 3-hour, theory-driven educational program based on the literature and the National Consensus Conference Guidelines for Improving Palliative Care as a Dimension of Palliative Care was developed with the assistance of interdisciplinary experts, children with cancer, and their families.  This study employed a prospective, longitudinal design to evaluate the effects of the online educational initiative on pediatric nurses' knowledge, attitudes, and spiritual care competence.  Nurses were recruited by email from membership of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON).  Participants completed the Spirituality and Spiritual Care Rating Scale, a 17-item Likert based instrument, and the Spiritual Care Competence Scale, a 27-item Likert-based instrument, at three time points: baseline, upon completion of the educational program, and 3-months post-completion of the program.   Data is currently being analyzed.  Repeated measures ANOVA will evaluate the effect of the educational initiative on nurses’ perceived spiritual care competence at the 3 time points; post hoc analysis will be completed with Bonferroni correction.  Repeated measures ANOVA will evaluate the effect of the educational initiative on nurses’ attitudes towards and knowledge of spirituality/spiritual care at the three time points; post hoc analysis wil be completed with Bonferroni correction.  Regression analysis will determine if change in nurses’ attitudes towards and knowledge of spirituality/spiritual care predicts change in perceived level of spiritual care competence.en
dc.subjectSpiritual careen
dc.subjectOnline educationen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:38:41Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:38:41Zen
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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