Exploring The Spiritual Needs Of Families With Seriously Ill Children

Title

Exploring The Spiritual Needs Of Families With Seriously Ill Children

Creator

Ferrell B

Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/ijpn.2016.22.8.388

Publisher

International Journal Of Palliative Nursing

Date

2016

Subject

Adolescent; Child; Cultural Characteristics; Family/psychology; Female; Humans; Male; Needs Assessment; Nursing Assessment; Palliative Care; Professional-family Relations; Qualitative Research; Spirituality
Nursing; Spirituality; Pediatrics; Palliative Care; Qualitative

Description

Although we know that families of seriously ill children experience spiritual distress, especially at the end of the child's life, there is little information on the specific spiritual needs of families. In order to develop further training for nurses in paediatrics and help nurses develop skills for communicating about spirituality, this research examined the spiritual needs of families based on nurses' experiences with families of seriously ill children. Nurses' experiences revealed that families' anger with God, blame/regret, forgiveness, and ritual and cultural traditions are salient spiritual needs requiring effective nurse communication skills to support families of ill children.

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Citation List Month

August 2016 List

Citation

Ferrell B, “Exploring The Spiritual Needs Of Families With Seriously Ill Children,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 19, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10481.

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