The perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care among people from Chinese backgrounds living in England: a grounded theory method
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AbstractIntroduction: There has been a growing number of people from Chinese backgrounds entering England and their perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care need to be addressed when their cultural context changes. Methodology: A Straussian grounded theory method was used. Twenty-five participants were recruited, after which point data saturation was reached. Results: Four themes emerged showing participants’ perceptions of the terms: holistic; family involvement; religious care; abstract and sensitive. Discussion: Participants held holistic and culturally sensitive perspectives of spirituality, which demonstrates that patient-centered care is important. Also, health care professionals need to consider methods to involve family member and use religious or cultural values to support their spiritual needs. Particularly, when implementing spiritual care, they need to be aware that people from Chinese backgrounds blend Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism together in their understanding of the terms and may provide contradictory information about their religious belief.
CitationNiu, Y., Mcsherry, W. and Partridge, M. (2020) The perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care among people from Chinese backgrounds living in England: a grounded theory method, Journal of Transcultural Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043659620938135
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
PubMed ID32659182 (pubmed)
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by SAGE in Journal of Transcultural Nursing on 13/07/2020, available online: https://doi.org/10.1177/1043659620938135 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
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