‘Knowing the Person Is Happy That You Were There’: The Spiritual Resources Staff in a Residential Aged Care Facility Use to Cope With Resident Deaths

Dick, Helen (2012) ‘Knowing the Person Is Happy That You Were There’: The Spiritual Resources Staff in a Residential Aged Care Facility Use to Cope With Resident Deaths. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, 24 1-2: 164-176. doi:10.1080/15528030.2012.633056


Author Dick, Helen
Title ‘Knowing the Person Is Happy That You Were There’: The Spiritual Resources Staff in a Residential Aged Care Facility Use to Cope With Resident Deaths
Journal name Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1552-8030
1552-8049
Publication date 2012-01-10
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/15528030.2012.633056
Volume 24
Issue 1-2
Start page 164
End page 176
Total pages 13
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA United States
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Studies of nurses have demonstrated that chronic exposure to patient deaths can have detrimental personal and workplace effects. However, there is little research on staff experience of deaths in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). This research project aimed to examine this experience and to explore the inner support mechanisms utilised by staff. A qualitative methodology was used. Seventeen staff from one RACF were recruited and asked to describe their experiences in semi-structured interviews. While only one participant mentioned extrinsic religious practices as a support, all reported being substantially supported by intrinsic spiritual resources, such as meaning, hope, and relationships with others
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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