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Type Journal Article - Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling
Title Experience of Spiritual Care in Cardiac Rehabilitation: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Volume 69
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 68-76
URL https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Masoud_Fallahi_Khoshknab/publication/280582935_Experience_of_Sp​iritual_Care_in_Cardiac_Rehabilitation_An_Interpretative_Phenomenological_Analysis/links/5616562208a​e2467f68632b1.pdf
The aim of the study was to explore the experience of spiritual care among a cardiac rehabilitation team. Spiritual care is an
important dimension of providing comprehensive care, and understanding the views of health professionals is pivotal to
making recommendations for caring. This study used an interpretive phenomenological approach. Semi-structured interviews
were undertaken with 13 cardiac rehabilitation professionals. Seven persons participated in individual interviews and six in
focus group discussions. Data were analyzed using Smith and Osborn’s interpretative phenomenological analysis method.
Study data were categorized into more than 150 initial themes, 12 clustered and four superordinate themes, included:
‘Helping patients to obtain a meaningful sense of being’, ‘Providing religious/spiritual focused care’, ‘holistic approach to
rehabilitation is needed’ and ‘spirituality as a neglected aspect of rehabilitation’. Participants described that they did not have
sufficient training in providing spiritual care. Nurses’ awareness of spiritual care meaning among a cardiac rehabilitation team
is helping to respond to rehabilitation care in a holistic approach. Helping patients to get a meaningful sense of being is an
important part of assisting in recovery and adjustment following an acute cardiac event. Providing clear guidelines and
support for providing spiritual care in cardiac rehabilitation is required.

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