Beacon in the storm: an exploration of the spirituality and faith of parents whose children have cancer

Title

Beacon in the storm: an exploration of the spirituality and faith of parents whose children have cancer

Creator

Schneider M; Mannell RC

Publisher

Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs

Date

2006

Subject

Spirituality; PedPal Lit; Adaptation; Attitude to Health Child Female Health Services Needs and Demand Humans Life Change Events Male Middle Aged; Neoplasms/psychology Nurse's Role Nursing Methodology Research Oncologic Nursing Ontario Parents/; Psychological Adult; psychology Pediatric Nursing Problem Solving Professional-Family Relations Qualitative Research Questionnaires Religion and Psychology Research Design Social Support

Description

The purpose of this article is to describe the role of spirituality as a coping mechanism in the lives of parents of children with cancer. This exploratory study was conducted using a dominant-less dominant research design with phenomenology as the guiding theoretical orientation. Twelve parents (eight women and four men) were interviewed. Spirituality was described as playing a key role in the coping repertoire of these parents. In particular, spirituality's influence was described in both a religious and secularized manner with both aspects having a positive influence on coping behaviors among these parents. Health care professionals and nurses in particular have a role to play in facilitating access to spiritual resources as well as acknowledging and accepting the spiritual practices of the families they serve.
2006

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

3-24

Issue

1

Volume

29

Citation

Schneider M; Mannell RC, “Beacon in the storm: an exploration of the spirituality and faith of parents whose children have cancer,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 17, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13619.

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