Home Professional Narrative Features Contact. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all considered during the selection process. Research Project. Currently Dr. Battey is principle investigator of a research project to provide agency accreditation evidence of spiritual care being offered patients.
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Of all groups of patients, the oncology patients logically would be the first group one would expect to receive spiritual care. If this group receives so little, then what of all the other patients? What are the barriers? Nursing educational programs and health care agencies are typically without programs, guidelines, and policies about how nurses are to proceed.
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The current research project is based on Dr. Data collection tools include a computer assisted instruction CAI educational program Battey, and a questionnaire Battey, The research team consists of six professionals across the nation. The research team is currently seeking subjects to complete the study. Initial findings of fifty pilot study subjects show numerous statistically significant findings. The impact of this study potentially will provide tools to track staff ratings of care given year over year and compare these ratings with patient exit evaluations of spiritual care received.
Agencies may be able to track spiritual care ratings of spiritual care given year over year to meet accreditation criteria as well as have the CAI to educate staff about approaches to spiritual care. Widely regarded for her skill as a nursing educator, Dr. Battey has more than six decades of experience in various nursing fields.
Spiritual Care in Practice
She began her career in nursing upon receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wagner College in She received a scholarship to attend Vanderbilt University, receiving the Master of Science in Nursing Education in Conversely, when standards are unclear and questionable behaviors are tolerated or even encouraged, individuals may find themselves questioning profoundly held values. For this reason, leaders must remain on guard constantly to ensure an ethical environment. Once standards are set, even the slightest divergence can be troublesome.
Ethical violations send the message that behaviors previously deemed improper may now be acceptable.
If one individual demonstrates dishonest or untrustworthy behavior or fails to comply with rules and regulations, others may conclude that such behavior is now acceptable—especially if that person is a top performer or respected leader. Unless leaders take appropriate action to address unethical behaviors, the system designed to define ethical conduct and promote an ethical environment will collapse.
Not only are we the single largest group of healthcare personnel; we also make up a large percentage of professionals in academic and research settings. Only by practicing ethically at all times can we ensure that the highest ethical standards are upheld continually. Selected references American College of Healthcare Executives. Creating an ethical environment for employees. Available at: www. Accessed August 8, American Nurses Association. Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements. Cialdini R. Creating an ethical environment.
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Interprofessional Spiritual Care Education Curriculum (ISPEC)
Spiritual care is fundamental to patient care evidenced by Joint Commission requirement of a spiritual assessment on a patient's hospital admission. Prayer is an assessment component. Patients may seek solace and support by requesting prayer from the bedside nurse, the nurse may lack confidence in responding. Absent in the literature are reports specific to nurses' comfort when patients initiate prayer requests. The qualitative results reported here were collated by scenario and analysed using thematic analysis. The pattern of ease of prayer with patients revealed three themes: open to voice of calm or silence; physical or spiritual; can I call the chaplain.
For these nurses, prayer is a natural component of nursing care, as the majority of responses to all scenarios demonstrated an overwhelming ease in response and capacity to pray with patients on request. Educators and administrators must nurture opportunities for students and nurses to learn about and engage in the reflective preparation needed to respond to patient prayer requests. Volume 72 , Issue 9. The full text of this article hosted at iucr.
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