TITLE

SPIRITUAL DISTRESS IN CANCER PATIENTS: NURSING INTERVENTIONS

AUTHOR(S)
Guilherme, Caroline; de Carvalho, Emilia Campos
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;Mar2011, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p290
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: to address the spiritual dimension and nursing in the light of interventions in the presence or risk of spiritual distress in cancer patients. Methodology: this is a reflection on the possible contributions of nursing interventions to solve the abovementioned diagnoses, particularly those resulting from practical application results. Results: nursing has interventions at its disposal for these two diagnoses, included in the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) and in the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP®). The interventions with the best evidence level for application in cancer patients are: music therapy, guided imaging, therapeutic touch, progressive muscle relaxation, distant intercessory prayer, reminiscence therapy, affective support group and meditation. Conclusion: in view of the representativeness of the cancer patient population, as well as the importance of studies on spiritual distress problems, it is relevant to discuss spirituality in nursing, identifying interventions nurses can apply to cancer patients in clinical practice. Descriptors: nursing; spirituality; distress.
ACCESSION #
61015108

 

Related Articles

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Patients With Cancer. Woodward, Susan Crump // Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing;Aug2011, Vol. 15 Issue 4, pE42 

    Sleep-wake disturbances, particularly insomnia, are among the most prevalent and distressing symptoms experienced by patients with cancer. As a result of extensive interdisciplinary research conducted since 2000, cognitive-behavioral therapy now is considered the standard of care for the...

  • os cuidados de enfermagem espirituais no alívio do sofrimento em pessoas com doença hemato-oncológica. dos Santos Sá, Eunice Maria Casimiro; Silva, Diana; Oliveira, Liliana; Filipe, Raquel; Gonçalves, Rute // Onco.news;mar-jun2012, Issue 20, p34 

    The spiritual dimension of nursing care is sometimes undervalued in relation to other dimensions of care. The importance of spiritual nursing care for the relief of suffering is properly established in the literature. We proved this importance in the context of hemato-oncologic disease, through...

  • Fostering Hope in the Patient With Cancer. Lichwala, Rebecca // Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing;Jun2014, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p267 

    When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, feelings such as fear, anxiety, and hopelessness can negatively affect a person's frame of mind. Hope can help a patient decrease anxiety and increase quality of life. Nurses should assess hope, provide interventions, be empathetic, listen, and treat...

  • The Use of Healing Touch in Integrative Oncology. Hart, Laura K.; Freel, Mildred I.; Haylock, Pam J.; Lutgendorf, Susan K. // Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing;Oct2011, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p519 

    The use of complementary therapies by patients with cancer has become increasingly prevalent; as a result, oncology nurses find themselves needing to understand those therapies and the evidence-based support for their use. This article describes the integrative use of the biofield therapy...

  • The Unique Supportive Care Needs of a Mother With Acute Myeloid Leukemia During Treatment. Albrecht, Tara; Walton, AnnMarie Lee; Bryant, Ashley Leak // Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing;Feb2015, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p16 

    Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive cancer of the blood that is linked with poor survival. The disease requires immediate intensive chemotherapy treatment that leaves patients hospitalized for at least one month and often longer, depending on their supportive care needs. Mothers...

  • 2011 Will Be a Year of Psychosocial Care.  // ONS Connect;Oct2010, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p28 

    The article focuses on the development of a psychosocial online course for the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) members in 2011 as recommended in the survey of ONS in the U.S.

  • The Importance of Quality of Life for Patients Living With Myelodysplastic Syndromes. Thomas, Mary Laudon; Crisp, Nicole; Campbell, Karen // Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing;Jun2012 Supplement, Vol. 16, p47 

    Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of myeloid stem cell clonal disorders characterized by a wide variation in illness trajectory and potential treatment. The physical, functional, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being of individuals with MDS can be affected by both disease and...

  • The Changing Hope Trajectory in Patients With Advanced-Stage Cancer: A Nursing Perspective. Sanders, Judith Brown; Seda, Julie S.; Kardinal, Carl G. // Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing;Jun2012, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p241 

    As patients with advanced-stage cancer move from the initial diagnosis through treatment, remission, recurrence, and advanced-stage disease, the hope trajectory undergoes a dynamic transformation. By identifying the hope trajectory, nurses can help patients focus on obtainable hope objects while...

  • Use of Mirrors as a Nursing Intervention to Promote Patients' Acceptance of a New Body Image. Freysteinson, Wyona M. // Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing;Oct2012, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p533 

    Body image in oncology is a relatively unexplored field. Recent interventions have focused on the use of the mirror in assessing body image. The purpose of this narrative is to increase oncology nurses' awareness of the need to adopt such interventions based on expert judgment and practice when...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics