Finally, video one really enlighten us on the importance of spirituality for nurses. The narrator talks about patients’ needs of spirituality during health crisis. Many studies have shown that spiritual well-being makes an impact on how patients respond to illness. Nurses are primary care givers, thus responsible of patients’ spiritual needs and
9. SPIRITUALITY Spirituality is the aspect of human that is concerned about individual seeks and expresses meaning and purpose, to self, to other, and to nature. It involves recognition and acceptance of higher power that is beyond one’s intelligence and will. PURPOSE OF SPIRITUALITY • Is to guide daily habits • To provide healing strength and support • To give meaning to life, crises, illness and death • To give strength when faced with life crises • To give sense of security to presence and future • To give psychosocial support within like-minded group of people • To elicits acceptance or rejection of other people RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SPIRITUALITY AND MEDICINE Patients believes spiritual health is important to physical health, and the patient
Cultural competence in Health Care According to …..REF…. is an approach to learning, communicating, providing care and working respectfully with others, who may look or think differently or have a unique set of experiences that shape their beliefs and values. Culture and language can influence the perception of health and wellness; different belief system often shape the behaviours of patients and their attitudes toward health care providers. Nurses need to have deeper understanding of cultural diversity to provide patient centered care. Community, language, religion, and cultural perceptions of health and wellness are all matters of importance that need to be understood by the nurses when working with culturally diverse patients (Daniels, 2014).
ANTECEDENTS To determine spirituality in personal development, the nurse must have delivered spiritual care to a patient therefore not only focusing on the physiological aspects of care but also on the patient’s spirit. The nurse will then connect with the patient at a deep, intimate and transcendent level which improves the quality of care given. The spiritual care given must not have been forced by the nurse upon the patient. Spiritual care includes simple interventions such as praying, taking time to sit with patients in listening, affirming or explaining procedures they are not aware of, reading or sharing scriptures and meditating. DEFINING ATTRIBUTES Five defining attributes have been identified for the concept of spirituality in personal development: 1) The nurse has a high level of awareness on the significance of delivering spiritual care, 2) therefore they render both physiological and spiritual care, 3) and establish a connection with the patient from giving spiritual care in a more transcendent level.
The Royal college of Nursing Guidelines(2014) and six core competences(Van Leeuwen and Cusveller,2004) specifies the tasks like handling one’s own beliefs, addressing spirituality, collecting spiritual assessment information, discussing and planning interventions, providing and evaluating spiritual care and integrating spiritual care into policy of the inpatient set up. It is a group of interventions that can act as a source of comfort, control of emotions, meaning to life and personal growth to patients who are confronted with chronic illness. It helps them to experience a sense of inner peace through God’s/higher power’s presence or finding rest in contact with nature (Van Leeuwen, 2013).Spiritual care is an emotionally sensitive,empathetic care of human “spirit” and not specific to religion. (Claire, Robert and
Such as instilling hope, development of helping-trusting nurse-client relationships, promoting expression of feelings and promotion of teaching/learning. The carative factors also support holistic healing of the whole person by creating a supportive environment for physical, mental, sociocultural, and spiritual healing, and allowing for exploration of existential-phenomenological thoughts. Section III: Cross-examination of Personal vs. Professional Theory References Parse, R. R. (1998). The Human Becoming School of Thought: A Perspective for Nurses and Other Health Professionals (Rev. ed.).
This result is encouraging given that previous studies suggest that the poor integration of spirituality in practice may be due to misinterpretations of a multidisciplinary approach to spiritual care from an “ownership” instead of a “collaborative” perspective (Hubbell et al., 2006), further revoking nurses' role in spiritual care. In addition Cooper et al (2013) concurred that collaborating with other disciplines such as hospital chaplains can be beneficial in teaching students spiritual care. Chaplains and nurses share a common interest in providing care that attends to the spiritual and religious needs of patients (Weaver, et al., 2008). Chaplains and other such disciplines can provide further education and experiences for student nurses. As previously mentioned by Tiew et al.
They are considered to be the foundation of nursing (Watson, 2005). The processes entail forming selfless values in order to provide supportive care, being attentive to the belief system of the patient, showing understanding of oneself therefore being able to incorporate it into patient relations, developing a trustworthy relationship with the patient, accepting the patient’s feelings as valid emotions, and problem solving in all aspects of care, which is a similar aspect to the personal theory’s viewpoint of critical thinking (Watson, 2005). Other processes include adapting teaching styles and methods to meet the patient’s needs, creating an environment that is comfortable and healthy to promote healing, providing assistance with daily care which also promotes healing, and being attentive to the soul and its well-being (Watson, 2005). Watson (2005) compares these statements to love invoking, which “allows love and caring to come together for a new form of deep transpersonal caring,” which “connotates inner healing for self and others” (p.
Review of Literature 3.1 Introduction Health is a holistic concept. Spiritual care is an important component of holistic nursing care for patients who are chronically ill. Patients with stroke usually have a long term prognosis. Medical treatment is effective in acute management, but the patient needs to be prepared spiritually to live with impaired functions of daily activities. Nurses need to be competent in identifying and managing spiritual care needs.
I think teaching is an essential part of nursing because you find ways of somehow passing on essential knowledge needed by your patients in order to treat, ease, prevent and manage certain disease processes. I’ve been told by various patients and healthcare professionals that I have a special quality of nursing care that I deliver to my patients. What is meant by this statement, is that I really surpass the basic, ideal role of being just a nurse, as I ensure my patients received a holistic approach of care. For instance, I use a gentile tone when speaking to my patients, I love to use gesture like a therapeutic touch in appropriate