Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Lucija Matič HAL - 2005:03, pp. 76. HAL/Sektionen för hälsa, 2006.

The work

Författare / Author: Lucija Matič
Titel / Title: SPIRITUAL NEEDS WITHIN NURSING - Spiritual needs as perceived by Slovenian nurses
Abstrakt Abstract:

In this Master thesis, spiritual needs are explored. Background presents the concept of spirituality, the existence of spirituality in nursing history, theory and practice. Spirituality is interpreted as characteristics that enable a human-being to transcend (exceed) internal limitation (presented by human body and soul: intellect, emotions) and/or external limitation (time, place, ideologies, culture etc.) to be able to live according to accepted ultimate values, to fulfil life mission, to realize the optimal potential and to connect. Second focus of this master thesis is spiritual needs. First a literature study of nursing researches about spiritual needs is done. Four articles matched criteria for the literature study. The literature study showed that there is no uniformed understanding of spiritual needs. There seems to be cultural differences in perception of spiritual needs as well as differences between patients’ versus nurses’ perception of spiritual needs. Beside literature study a qualitative-quantitative research made by a descriptive survey was conducted. The research aimed to find out Slovenian nurses’ perception of spiritual needs. The research method is a manifest content analysis combined with a descriptive statistical method. The result of research shows that most of the Slovenian nurses are probably uncertain/unaware of spiritual needs, that there is a high probability that many equate spirituality with religion and that a respective number of them seems to place psychosocial needs in spiritual realm as well as in psychological realm.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hälsa och vårdvetenskap - Health and Health science

Nyckelord / Keywords: spirituality, spiritual needs, nursing, research

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram i vårdvetenskap/Master of nursing science
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 01/23/2007
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: Liisa Paolo-Bengtsson
Examinator / Examiner: Sirkka Liisa Ekman
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: HAL/Sektionen för hälsa
S-371 41 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00

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