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What influence might practice experiences have on pre-registration students’ awareness and understanding of their own spirituality?

Wigley, Wendy (2009) What influence might practice experiences have on pre-registration students’ awareness and understanding of their own spirituality? At 8th Biennial International Nursing Conference, Brunei Darussalam. 25 - 27 Nov 2008.

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The objectives of this study are to: establish pre-registration nursing students’ perceptions and definitions of their own spirituality; explore pre-registration nursing students’ attitudes and feelings about their own spirituality from their experiences in nursing practice; to identify how and why pre-registration nursing students may or may not recognise certain experiences as ‘spiritual’.

A qualitative, three year, longitudinal constructivist grounded theory, two phased study of pre registration nursing students; using focus groups, interviews and participant generated material.

The findings and outcomes of Phase 1 by November 2008 will generate broad data that will begin the process of exploring participants’ belief systems and understanding of what might constitute their own spirituality. Themes and issues identified from the focus groups in Phase 1 will be used to inform and guide the interview process in Phase 2 of the study.

This study will develop an understanding of how recognition of spiritual ‘self’ in pre-registration students might develop and the possible impact of practice experiences upon personal understanding and awareness of spirituality. As a result educators may be better equipped to provide learning and teaching strategies that guide and support spiritual ‘sense making’ and the linking of theories on spirituality to the practice environment.

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Published date: 26 November 2009
Venue - Dates: 8th Biennial International Nursing Conference, Brunei Darussalam, 2008-11-25 - 2008-11-27


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PURE UUID: 145c7851-5bcd-4324-9113-25d369553258

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Date deposited: 05 Aug 2010 11:14
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:33

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