Exploring spirituality With older people: (1) rich experiences

Lepherd, Laurence and Rogers, Cath and Egan, Richard and Towler, Helen and Graham, Coralie and Nagle, Andrea and Hampton, Ilsa (2019) Exploring spirituality With older people: (1) rich experiences. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging. ISSN 1552-8030

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Abstract

With an increasing aging population worldwide, there is a need for greater focus on the spirituality of older people, to better support them and lead them to an enhancement of their inner peace. This pilot research used a qualitative approach (with semi-structured interviews) in exploring spirituality with older people in residential aged care to understand more about the factors related to a sense of personal belief and connection that helped them in their daily lives. The research involved developing a rigorous exploratory process. The twenty-five (25) participants provided information about their rich experiences and their connections in four dimensions: (1) people, (2) creativity, (3) something bigger or higher than themselves and (4) their own inner being.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2020 03:34
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2020 05:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spirituality; aging; connections; qualitative; rigor; assessment tool; assessment process
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111001 Aged Care Nursing
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420502 Aged care nursing
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15528030.2019.1651239
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37409

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