Increasing Nurses' Spiritual Perspectives and Spiritual Care through a Spiritual Educational Program

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Title:
Increasing Nurses' Spiritual Perspectives and Spiritual Care through a Spiritual Educational Program
Author:
Reade, Marina Mary
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
There are no protocols in the literature describing how spiritual care from nursing staff should be provided to a bone marrow transplant patient and their family. Although a majority of nurses think that routine spiritual care would positively impact patients, only 25% of patients have reported receiving spiritual care. Increased education has been associated with positive perceptions of spiritual care. The solution to this need will be researched through a secondary data analysis from pre/post surveys from implementation of an education program on spiritual care for BMT nurses. The hypothesis of this PI is that a spiritual education program will enhance spiritual perspectives in nurses and increase spiritually-focused nursing care with patients. The purpose of this PI is to determine if a spirituality training class for Bone Marrow Transplant nurses will increase nurses' spiritual perspectives and their spiritual care of patients. A second purpose is to examine the relationship between nurses' spiritual perspectives and extent of spiritual care at both pre- and post- educational program times. This study is a secondary analysis of a data set from a pre/post survey of BMT nurses who attended a spiritual education program. Nurses were surveyed using the SPS tool and a NSQ tool. The spiritual education program was a one day, six hour class that was taught by the research team, and divided into sessions. There were 43 BMT nurses who completed the class and the posttest one month after taking the class. The slight increase of scores from pre- to post- survey with the SPS suggests that the spiritual education program provided a slight enhancement of personal spiritual perspectives and assisted the participants to reflect and further develop their values and beliefs on spirituality. The hypothesis that a spiritual education program would increase the frequency of spiritual care that nurses provided to patients was strongly supported. These findings suggest that participating in a spiritual education program provides the nurse with information that will enable one to conduct spiritual assessments, become more comfortable developing an individualized patient spiritual care plan, and accepting that providing spiritual care is part of a nurse's job description.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Nursing
Degree Name:
D.N.P.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Reed, Pamela G.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleIncreasing Nurses' Spiritual Perspectives and Spiritual Care through a Spiritual Educational Programen_US
dc.creatorReade, Marina Maryen_US
dc.contributor.authorReade, Marina Maryen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThere are no protocols in the literature describing how spiritual care from nursing staff should be provided to a bone marrow transplant patient and their family. Although a majority of nurses think that routine spiritual care would positively impact patients, only 25% of patients have reported receiving spiritual care. Increased education has been associated with positive perceptions of spiritual care. The solution to this need will be researched through a secondary data analysis from pre/post surveys from implementation of an education program on spiritual care for BMT nurses. The hypothesis of this PI is that a spiritual education program will enhance spiritual perspectives in nurses and increase spiritually-focused nursing care with patients. The purpose of this PI is to determine if a spirituality training class for Bone Marrow Transplant nurses will increase nurses' spiritual perspectives and their spiritual care of patients. A second purpose is to examine the relationship between nurses' spiritual perspectives and extent of spiritual care at both pre- and post- educational program times. This study is a secondary analysis of a data set from a pre/post survey of BMT nurses who attended a spiritual education program. Nurses were surveyed using the SPS tool and a NSQ tool. The spiritual education program was a one day, six hour class that was taught by the research team, and divided into sessions. There were 43 BMT nurses who completed the class and the posttest one month after taking the class. The slight increase of scores from pre- to post- survey with the SPS suggests that the spiritual education program provided a slight enhancement of personal spiritual perspectives and assisted the participants to reflect and further develop their values and beliefs on spirituality. The hypothesis that a spiritual education program would increase the frequency of spiritual care that nurses provided to patients was strongly supported. These findings suggest that participating in a spiritual education program provides the nurse with information that will enable one to conduct spiritual assessments, become more comfortable developing an individualized patient spiritual care plan, and accepting that providing spiritual care is part of a nurse's job description.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectNursingen_US
thesis.degree.nameD.N.P.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorReed, Pamela G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRishel, Cindyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSheppard, Kate G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberReed, Pamela G.en_US
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