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Exploring the phenomenon of spiritual care between hospital chaplains and hospital based healthcare providers.

Abstract

Hospital chaplaincy and spiritual care services are important to patients' medical care and well-being; however, little is known about healthcare providers' experiences receiving spiritual support. A phenomenological study examined the shared experience of spiritual care between hospital chaplains and hospital-based healthcare providers (HBHPs). Six distinct themes emerged from the in-depth interviews: Awareness of chaplain availability, chaplains focus on building relationships with providers and staff, chaplains are integrated in varying degrees on certain hospital units, chaplains meet providers' personal and professional needs, providers appreciate chaplains, and barriers to expanding hospital chaplains' services. While HBHPs appreciated the care received and were able to provide better patient care as a result, participants reported that administrators may not recognize the true value of the care provided. Implications from this study are applied to hospital chaplaincy clinical, research, and training opportunities.

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    MeSH

    Adult
    Aged
    Attitude of Health Personnel
    Chaplaincy Service, Hospital
    Clergy
    Female
    Humans
    Interprofessional Relations
    Male
    Medical Staff, Hospital
    Middle Aged
    Pastoral Care
    Qualitative Research

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    26207904

    Citation

    TY - JOUR T1 - Exploring the phenomenon of spiritual care between hospital chaplains and hospital based healthcare providers. AU - Taylor,Janie J, AU - Hodgson,Jennifer L, AU - Kolobova,Irina, AU - Lamson,Angela L, AU - Sira,Natalia, AU - Musick,David, PY - 2015/7/25/entrez PY - 2015/7/26/pubmed PY - 2015/7/26/medline KW - chaplain KW - collaboration KW - hospital KW - pastoral counseling KW - spirituality SP - 91 EP - 107 JF - Journal of health care chaplaincy JO - J Health Care Chaplain VL - 21 IS - 3 N2 - Hospital chaplaincy and spiritual care services are important to patients' medical care and well-being; however, little is known about healthcare providers' experiences receiving spiritual support. A phenomenological study examined the shared experience of spiritual care between hospital chaplains and hospital-based healthcare providers (HBHPs). Six distinct themes emerged from the in-depth interviews: Awareness of chaplain availability, chaplains focus on building relationships with providers and staff, chaplains are integrated in varying degrees on certain hospital units, chaplains meet providers' personal and professional needs, providers appreciate chaplains, and barriers to expanding hospital chaplains' services. While HBHPs appreciated the care received and were able to provide better patient care as a result, participants reported that administrators may not recognize the true value of the care provided. Implications from this study are applied to hospital chaplaincy clinical, research, and training opportunities. SN - 1528-6916 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26207904/Exploring_the_phenomenon_of_spiritual_care_between_hospital_chaplains_and_hospital_based_healthcare_providers_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08854726.2015.1015302 ER -