Accession Number : ADA334937

Title :   Spirtuality and Nursing Care

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Keith, Sandy J.

PDF Url : ADA334937

Report Date : 12 JAN 1998

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : A phenomenological study was conducted to address what Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurses perceived as spiritual care giving in their day-to-day lived experiences. Interviews with ten ICU nurses were conducted on a volunteer basis. Data was analyzed using Colaizzi's method of phenomenology. Significant statements from the interviews were extracted and clustered into six main themes. Themes included: outlook on life, loss of connectedness. activities, psychological comfort level, attuned to the patient's/family's spirituality and value placed on spiritual issues.

Descriptors :   *MEDICAL SERVICES, *RELIGION, *NURSING, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), VOLUNTEERS, THESES, NURSES, COUNSELING.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE