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Title: Spiritual dimension in palliative care from the perspective of Thai palliative caregivers
Authors: Sukcharoen P.
Sakunpong N.
Sripa K.
Keywords: adult
article
awareness
Buddhist
caregiver
human
interview
leadership
nursing
palliative therapy
religion
Thailand
thematic analysis
Issue Date: 2020
Abstract: Background: In Thailand, most terminally ill patients die in hospital and are looked after by health professionals.Terminally ill patients tend to receive physical care only, while in the main, spiritual care is neglected. This study aimed to explore spirituality in palliative care health professionals and spiritual leaders in the Thai Buddhist context. Method: In this qualitative case study, seven experienced palliative caregivers took part in in-depth interviews. Thematic analysis and a trustworthiness process were used to analyse the data. Findings: Three themes emerged: (1) the ability for self-awareness and faith; (2) acceptance and compassion for others; and (3) spiritual behaviour while nursing. Conclusion: The results revealed the meaning of spirituality and the necessary characteristics for spirituality in palliative care for the participants, which could serve as a basis for further development. © 2020 MA Healthcare Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85081041530&doi=10.12968%2fijpn.2020.26.2.70&partnerID=40&md5=eb50acae0176f8202866592753f89e4a
http://ir.swu.ac.th/jspui/handle/123456789/12001
ISSN: 13576321
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