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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917548/nurses-comfort-level-with-spiritual-assessment-a-study-among-nurses-working-in-diverse-healthcare-settings
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Pamela H Cone, Tove Giske
AIMS: To gain knowledge about nurses' comfort level in assessing spiritual matters and to learn what questions nurses use in practice related to spiritual assessment. BACKGROUND: Spirituality is important in holistic nursing care; however, nurses report feeling uncomfortable and ill-prepared to address this domain with patients. Education is reported to impact nurses' ability to engage in spiritual care. DESIGN: This cross-sectional exploratory survey reports on a mixed-method study examining how comfortable nurses are with spiritual assessment...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900726/survey-on-german-palliative-care-specialists-experiences-with-advance-directives
#2
Julia Zenz, Michael Zenz
INTRODUCTION: Advance directives (AD) play a central role in end-of-life treatments, intensive care, and palliative care. However, little is known about the experiences of healthcare professionals with ADs. This study reports on palliative care professionals' views on advance directives (AD). METHODS: A questionnaire was handed out to attendants of a palliative care symposium. RESULTS: Complete answers were obtained from 126 physicians and 276 nurses...
November 29, 2016: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894377/effect-of-a-spiritual-care-training-program-for-staff-on-patient-outcomes
#3
Grace Meijuan Yang, Yung Ying Tan, Yin Bun Cheung, Weng Kit Lye, Sock Hui Amy Lim, Wan Ru Ng, Christina Puchalski, Patricia Soek Hui Neo
OBJECTIVE: Physicians and nurses do not assess spirituality routinely, even though spiritual care is a vital part of palliative care for patients with an advanced serious illness. The aim of our study was to determine whether a training program for healthcare professionals on spirituality and the taking of a spiritual history would result in improved patient quality of life (QoL) and spiritual well-being. METHOD: This was a cluster-controlled trial of a spiritual care training program for palliative care doctors and nurses...
November 29, 2016: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893586/spiritual-immersion-developing-and-evaluating-a-simulation-exercise-to-teach-spiritual-care-to-undergraduate-nursing-students
#4
Sharon Galloway, Mikel W Hand
This article describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of a simulation exercise designed to teach spiritual care to prelicensure nursing students. Participation in a spiritual care simulation resulted in improved knowledge and attitudes relating to spirituality and spiritual care. The results from this study demonstrate the value of using simulation and spiritual assessment to teach students how to recognize and respond therapeutically to spiritual needs.
November 23, 2016: Nurse Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862140/the-role-of-icu-nurses-in-the-spiritual-aspects-of-end-of-life-care-in-the-icu-an-explorative-study
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Marijke Noome, Deirdre M Beneken Genaamd Kolmer, Evert van Leeuwen, Boukje M Dijkstra, Lilian C M Vloet
AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the role and responsibilities of intensive care unit (ICU) nurses regarding the spiritual aspects of end-of-life care in the ICU, from the chaplains' perspectives. METHOD: An explorative study including inductive thematic analysis was used. Two focus group interviews with in total eleven chaplains working in several Dutch ICUs were performed. RESULTS: The focus group interviews resulted in five themes: (i) awareness of ICU nurses, (ii) communication, (iii) nursing interventions, (iv) multidisciplinary care and (v) education...
November 14, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853982/spiritual-care-therapy-on-quality-of-life-in-cancer-patients-and-their-caregivers-a-prospective-non-randomized-single-cohort-study
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A Sankhe, K Dalal, V Agarwal, P Sarve
Spiritual care is still in infancy stage all over the globe including India. The present study was an original study evaluating the role of spiritual care in cancer patients and their primary caregivers regarding their spiritual and general well-being. The study was a prospective, non-randomized single-group study involving cancer patients undergoing surgery and their primary caregivers. Functional assessment of cancer therapy-general and functional assessment of chronic illness therapy-spiritual care was evaluated during the admission and at the time of discharge, two, four  and 6 months following discharge from the hospital...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853263/icu-nurses%C3%A2-perceptions-and-practice-of-spiritual-care-at-the-end-of-life-implications-for-policy-change
#7
Nasser Abu-El-Noor
Nurses strive to provide holistic care, including spiritual care, for all patients. However, in busy critical care environments, nurses often feel driven to focus on patients’ physical care, possibly at the expense of emotional and spiritual care. This study examined how Palestinian nurses working in intensive care units (ICUs) understand spirituality and the provision of spiritual care at the end of life. In this article, the author presents background studies, encouraging an increased emphasis on spiritual care, and describes the qualitative method used to study 13 ICU Gaza Strip nurses’ understanding of spiritual care...
January 28, 2016: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797232/spiritual-care-for-cancer-patients-in-iran
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Nadereh Memaryan, Atefeh Ghanbari Jolfaei, Zeinab Ghaempanah, Armin Shirvani, Hoda Doos Ali Vand, Shahrbanoo Ghahari, Jafar Bolhari
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that a return to spirituality is a major coping response in cancer patients so that therapists can adopt a holistic approach by addressing spirituality in their patient care. The present study was conducted to develop a guideline in the spiritual field for healthcare providers who serve cancer patients in Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Relevant statements were extracted from scientific documents that through study questions were reviewed and modified by a consensus panel...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768141/factors-associated-with-post-traumatic-growth-quality-of-life-and-spiritual-well-being-in-outpatients-undergoing-bone-marrow-transplantation-a-pilot-study
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Shane Sinclair, Reanne Booker, Tak Fung, Shelley Raffin-Bouchal, Bert Enns, Kate Beamer, Naree Ager
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationships between spiritual, religious, and sociodemographic factors and post-traumatic growth, quality of life, and spiritual well-being in outpatients undergoing bone marrow and/or stem cell transplantation (BMSCT).
. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, descriptive, exploratory.
. SETTING: Outpatient bone marrow transplantation clinic at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
. SAMPLE: 100 patients (21 pre-BMSCT and 79 post-BMSCT) accrued consecutively via non-probability sampling...
November 1, 2016: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763927/the-effect-of-spiritual-care-on-mental-health-in-mothers-of-children-with-cancer
#10
F Nikseresht, M Rassouli, F Torabi, F Farzinfard, S Mansouri, M Ilkhani
This study measured the effect of spiritual care on mental health in mothers of children with cancer. The present quasi-experimental study was with one group pretest posttest design. The findings show that implementation of spiritual care in mothers of children with cancer can improve their mental health.
November 2016: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754765/nurses-experiences-of-spiritual-communication-with-seriously-iii-children
#11
Betty Ferrell, Elaine Wittenberg, Vanessa Battista, Gay Walker
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to explore nurse experiences in communication with children about spiritual topics in order to develop training in this area. BACKGROUND: Although spiritual care is essential in pediatric palliative care, few providers receive training about communication with ill children about spirituality. METHODS: Researchers developed a brief survey to prompt nurses to reflect on pediatric palliative care experiences that included spiritual discussions...
November 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754759/a-qualitative-analysis-of-a-healthcare-professional-s-understanding-and-approach-to-management-of-spiritual-distress-in-an-acute-care-setting
#12
Debbie Selby, Dori Seccaraccia, Jim Huth, Kristin Kurrpa, Margaret Fitch
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to explore healthcare professionals' (HCPs') perception of their role in provision of spiritual care, in addition to attempting to identify a simple question(s) to help identify spiritual distress. BACKGROUND: Spirituality is well recognized as important to whole-person care, particularly in those with terminal illnesses. Understanding the role of front-line providers in the identification and management of spiritual distress, however, remains challenging...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713033/a-10-year-longitudinal-study-of-effects-of-a-multifaceted-residency-spiritual-care-curriculum-clinical-ability-professional-formation-end-of-life-and-culture
#13
Gowri Anandarajah, Janet Roseman, Danny Lee, Nupur Dhandhania
CONTEXT: Although spiritual care (SC) is recognized as important in whole-person medicine, physicians infrequently address patients' spiritual needs, citing lack of training. Although many SC curricula descriptions exist, few studies report effects on physicians. OBJECTIVES: To broadly examine immediate and long-term effects of a required, longitudinal, residency SC curriculum, which emphasized inclusive patient-centered SC, compassion and spiritual self-care. METHODS: We conducted in-depth individual interviews with 26 physicians (13 intervention;13 comparison) trained at a 13-13-13 residency...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696892/-hospital-chaplain-or-spiritual-assistant-pitfalls-of-missing-legislative-framework
#14
Jana Maryšková
As military and prison chaplains have been active in the military or prison service for many years, nowadays, hospital chaplains have been active in many hospitals in the Czech Republic, too. The work of hospital chaplains, however, still lacks the necessary legislative framework and being embodied in law, which brings some drawbacks. These include primarily non-participation of the ministry of health as a contractual partner in the agreement on spiritual care in health care, the lack of a framework that would arrange the status of chaplains among other health professionals and the related uncertainty regarding career and competency profile of a chaplain...
2016: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685370/nurses-perceptions-of-spiritual-care-and-attitudes-toward-the-principles-of-dying-with-dignity-a-sample-from-turkey
#15
Eylem Pasli Gurdogan, Duygu Kurt, Berna Aksoy, Ezgi Kınıcı, Ayla Şen
Spiritual care is vital for holistic care and dying with dignity. The aim of this study was to determine nurses' perceptions of spiritual care and their attitudes toward dying with dignity. This study conducted with 289 nurses working at a public hospital. Results showed three things. First, spiritual care perceptions and attitudes toward dying with dignity were more positive in female participants than in male participants. Second, there was a correlation between participants' education levels and their perceptions of spiritual care...
September 29, 2016: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27615589/textbook-coverage-of-holistic-spiritual-care
#16
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Nursing guidelines recommend that attention should be given to the spiritual and religious needs of patients. This suggests that meeting the spiritual needs of patients is an important aspect of holistic care, and that it should be considered and supported wherever relevant.
September 12, 2016: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27615352/spirituality-and-holistic-care
#17
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National and international professional health and nursing guidelines recommend that attention should be given to the spiritual and religious needs of patients. This suggests that spiritual care is an important aspect of holistic patient care that needs to be considered and supported, if relevant, in a healthcare context.
September 2016: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610908/strategies-for-providing-spiritual-care-support-to-nursing-students
#18
Kerry A Milner, Kim Foito, Sherylyn Watson
Nurse educators need to equip nursing students with suitable resources and education so they can develop their own spiritual care, as well as recognize spiritual care needs in patients. There is a paucity of literature on teaching strategies for spiritual care and prayer in undergraduate nursing programs. This article describes how one faith-based school implemented strategies to facilitate spiritual development in students, which are integrated throughout the curriculum and utilized in the U.S. and a study-abroad program in Ireland...
October 2016: Journal of Christian Nursing: a Quarterly Publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610904/perceptions-of-spirituality-and-spiritual-care-in-religious-nurses
#19
Lynne Sanders, Sharon Kopis, Carolyn Moen, Angela Pobanz, Fred Volk
This study explored nurses' perceptions of how they provide spiritual care, the barriers to delivering spiritual care, and the adequacy of their education and training on spiritual care. Past and current students from a faith-based university nursing program completed an online survey (N = 614). Participants reported varying definitions of spirituality and view spiritual care practices through a wide lens. The majority believed nurses do not receive sufficient spiritual education but reported they usually feel able to meet patients' spiritual needs...
October 2016: Journal of Christian Nursing: a Quarterly Publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610193/children-s-palliative-care-now-highlights-from-the-second-icpcn-conference-on-children-s-palliative-care-18-21-may-2016-buenos-aires-argentina
#20
J Downing, R Kiman, S Boucher, B Nkosi, B Steel, C Marston, E Lascar, J Marston
The International Children's Palliative Care Network held its second international conference on children's palliative care in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from the 18th-21st May 2016. The theme of the conference was 'Children's Palliative Care…. Now!' emphasising the need for palliative care for children now, as the future will be too late for many of them. Six pre-conference workshops were held, addressing issues connected to pain assessment and management, adolescent palliative care, ethics and decision-making, developing programmes, the basics of children's palliative care, and hidden aspects of children's palliative care...
2016: Ecancermedicalscience
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