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Students' lived experience of spiritual nurturing in nursing education : a phenomenological study

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dc.contributor.advisor Grypma, Sonya
dc.contributor.author Krampl, Gayle
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-02T20:31:29Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-02T20:31:29Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/630
dc.description vii, 142 leaves : ill. (col. ill.) ; 29 cm en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this thesis is to explore the phenomenon of spiritual nurturing as experienced by students in their fourth-year of an undergraduate baccalaureate nursing education program in Canada, using van Manen’s (2002) approach to phenomenology. The goal of this study is to describe the lived experience of spiritual nurturing of fourth-year nursing students in order to reflect on how nursing students learn spiritual care. Data were collected via in-depth interviews with seven fourth-year nursing students and analyzed according to van Manen’s interpretive approach. Three themes of spiritual nurturing emerged: spiritual nurturing as exchanging energy (spirituality as relationship with others), spiritual nurturing as recharging energy (spirituality as relationship with self), and spiritual nurturing as receiving energy (spirituality as relationship with transcending). Spiritual nurturing as it applies to nursing education, nursing practice, administration of nursing programs and nursing research are discussed from the students’ perspectives. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2007 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Nursing students -- Psychology en
dc.subject Nursing students -- Attitudes en
dc.subject Spiritual care (Medical care) en
dc.subject Electronic dissertations en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title Students' lived experience of spiritual nurturing in nursing education : a phenomenological study en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty School of Health Sciences en

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