Our Spiritual Journey: 3 BPN Students Finding Spirituality in Nursing (Body-Mind-Spirit)
Our Spiritual Journey: 3 BPN Students Finding Spirituality in Nursing (Body-Mind-Spirit) PSYN 3200 (April 2013) Presented by: Ellyn Mawal, Kamil Mehta, Ching-Lun (Chris) Tsai Bsc Kwantlen Polytechnic University Practice Mentor : Roberta Jokanovich BScN MPA RN
George Pearson Centre▪ 700 West 57th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C, V6P 1S1▪ Residential home for 120 Adults with a life history and a story▪ Many have MS, TBI, CP and a variety of other conditions, and required specialized assistance.▪ Funded and operated by Vancouver Coastal Health
Why study Spirituality? ▪ Relationship between body, mind, and spirit ▪ Find inner peace, purpose and meaning in life ▪ Help to cope with stress ▪ Connect with community through religion and spirituality to gain more resources ▪ Broaden knowledge and experience on spirituality, religion, and culture in multicultural society ▪ Increase awareness on spiritual care in nursing practice
Memorial Service in George Pearson Centre ▪ 15 – 20 attendees ▪ Family, friends, residents, and staff ▪ VCH Chaplain conducted the nondenominational service ▪ Music and picture album ▪ Drinks and snacks after
Roman Catholic▪ St. Paul Parish ▪ 8251 St Albans Rd, Richmond, BC ▪ (604) 277-3213
Sikhism▪ Guru Nanak Niwas ▪ 8600 No. 5 Rd Richmond, BC ▪ (604) 274-7479
Hinduism▪ Ram Krishna Mandir in the Vedic Cultural Centre of BC ▪ 8200 - No. 5 Road, Richmond. B.C ▪ (604) 275-9182
Maladjusted (Theatre)▪ Firehall Arts Centre ▪ 280 E. Cordova St. Vancouver, BC ▪ (604)689-0926
Our Thoughts on Spirituality ▪ Before our journey: ▪ Spirituality = Religion ▪ After our journey: ▪ Spirituality: ▪ Personal and individual spiritual journey to find inner peace ▪ Any form ▪ nature, arts, music, food ▪ Religion: ▪ Outwardly organized practices, rituals, and codes of conduct to fulfill people’s spiritual needs
How can spirituality help you prevent burnout?
Spirituality in Health Care▪ Finding meaning and connection through religion or spirituality can protect against negative outcomes of stress (Edelman & Mandle,2006)▪ Holistic Care ▪ Body-Mind-Spirit▪ Spiritual care is often neglected by most health care providers through our experiences
Sacred Spaces▪ A quiet place to think, reflect, pray and meditate▪ Accessibility ▪ Open 24 hours▪ For everyone ▪ Clients, families, visitors, staff▪ Photo taken at Vancouver General Hospital Sacred Spaces
Sacred Spaces▪ What are in the sacred spaces? ▪ Chairs ▪ Kneeling chairs ▪ Mats ▪ Head coverings ▪ Yamaka ▪ Guest book ▪ Sacred texts and words of wisdom ▪ From any and all faiths ▪ Religious symbols and items
Chaplains (Spiritual Care Specialist)▪ Part of Interdisciplinary team to provide holistic care▪ Nondenominational▪ Keep assist with the spiritual and emotional needs of patients, families and staff ▪ Keep in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospices, residential care, and prisons▪ Keep helps to connect with various spiritual resources in the community
How can you incorporatespiritual care into your practice?
Nursing Assessments and Tools▪ Resident’s spiritual needs are part of daily nursing care▪ Commonly used assessment tools: ▪ FICA ▪ HOPE ▪ SPIRIT▪ Admission form (limited)
Putting into Practice▪ When we spoke with residents in GPC: ▪ They were seeking the sense of belonging and better coping mechanisms through spirituality ▪ They believe that nurses should incorporate spiritual care into their daily assessments ▪ Some did not know that spiritual care can be a part of nursing care ▪ Some were uncomfortable with sharing personal feelings about spirituality
How would you influence RPN’s inyour workplace to develop the spirit intheir practice of Body – Mind – Spirit?
Acknowledgement▪ Special thanks to: ▪ Practice Mentor : Roberta Jokanovich BScN MPA RN
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