Korean J Hosp Palliat Care.  2009 Dec;12(4):209-219.

Effects of Holistic Hospice Nursing Intervention Program on Self Esteem and Spiritual Well-being for Inpatients of Hospice Palliative Care Unit

Affiliations
  • 1Hospice Center in Sunlin Hospital, Pohang, Korea. healpeople@hanmail.net
  • 2College of Nursing Science, Kosin University, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was to testify the effects on self esteem and spiritual well-being of holistic hospice nursing intervention program ("Rainbow program") for inpatients of hospice palliative care unit. This was designed as a preliminary experimental study with one-group pre-post test.
METHODS
A total of 27 patients who were over 18 years old, and admitted in hospice palliative care unit of S hospital in P city, submitted informed consent for this study, participated in holistic hospice nursing intervention program(total 10 sessions and 1,200 minutes for 2 weeks) from April 6, 2004 to April 20, 2005. To test the effects of this intervention, Self Esteem Questionnaire (SEQ) and Spiritual Well-being Questionnaire were used. The collected data were analyzed by Paired t-test with SPSS/WIN 12.0 program.
RESULTS
(1) Hypothesis No. 1 "The experimental group which received Rainbow program will have a higher degree of self esteem than before" was supported (t=11.554, P<0.001). (2) Hypothesis No. 2 "The experimental group which received Rainbow program will have a higher degree of spiritual well-being than before" was also supported (t=6.387, P<0.001).
CONCLUSION
This Holistic Hospice Nursing Intervention Program was effective in increasing self-esteem and spiritual well-being of patients in hospice palliative care unit. Therefore, it can actively be used and also applied to hospice palliative care practice, research, and education as a useful model of interdisciplinary team approach by hospice professionals.

Keyword

Holistic hospice nursing intervention program; Inpatients of hospice palliative care unit; Self concept; Spiritual well-being

MeSH Terms

Evaluation Studies as Topic
Hospices
Humans
Informed Consent
Inpatients
Palliative Care
Self Concept
Surveys and Questionnaires
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