New Zealand palliative care nurses experiences of providing spiritual care to patients with life-limiting illness.

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dc.contributor.author Walker, Hannah en
dc.contributor.author Waterworth, Susan en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-17T01:30:10Z en
dc.date.issued 2017-01 en
dc.identifier.issn 1357-6321 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42369 en
dc.description.abstract Internationally it is recognised that providing spiritual care is essential to reduce spiritual distress, particularly in patients who are facing a life-limiting illness.This study sought to explore palliative care nurses experiences providing spiritual care to their patients who are facing a life-limiting illness.This study used a qualitative approach: interviews took place with nine nurses working across three hospices in New Zealand in 2013.Nine palliative care nurses participated in the study. Their average age was 53 years and palliative care experience ranged from 3-22 years, with an average of 9 years. The narrative descriptions of nine palliative care nurses were demonstrated under the categories of the assessment of spiritual needs: recognition of spiritual distress, provision of spiritual care and documentation of spiritual care. Additionally, eight sub-categories: individuality and respect; connection; love and compassion; meaning, touching and presence; communication; divine-related spiritual care provision and referral; death preparation and post-modern spiritual care were identified under the category of provision of spiritual care.There are challenges in identifying and defining spiritual distress and there is complexity in the provision of spiritual care. However, for the nurses in this study, focusing on the individual patient and developing a relationship that enabled the patient's unique spiritual needs to be met was highly valued. Creating a culture where nurses, and other health professionals involved in the patient's care, share their experiences of spiritual care provision and discussion about how this can be documented is needed. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International journal of palliative nursing en
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dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Palliative Care en
dc.subject Terminal Care en
dc.subject Nurse-Patient Relations en
dc.subject Spirituality en
dc.subject Adult en
dc.subject Middle Aged en
dc.subject New Zealand en
dc.title New Zealand palliative care nurses experiences of providing spiritual care to patients with life-limiting illness. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.12968/ijpn.2017.23.1.18 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 18 en
pubs.volume 23 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 28132608 en
pubs.end-page 26 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 611660 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Nursing en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-01-30 en
pubs.dimensions-id 28132608 en


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