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):

Report Date:

1998-01-12

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

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 Colaizzis 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 patientsfamilys spirituality and value placed on spiritual issues.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE