Hospital pastoral care of people with dementia. A qualitative interview study with professional hospital pastoral carers

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Details zur Publikation

Autorinnen und Autoren: Kiesskalt L, Volland-Schussel K, Sieber C, Bollheimer LC
Zeitschrift: Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Verlag: SPRINGER HEIDELBERG
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2018
Band: 51
Heftnummer: 5
Seitenbereich: 537-542
ISSN: 0948-6704


Abstract

Background. Communicating and interacting with persons diagnosed with dementia (PwD) present a challenge to pastoral carers, since most classical pastoral care approaches concentrate on conversation as a medium of relationship formation and do not take limited communication skills into account. This study focuses on the following question: how can hospital-based pastoral carers find appropriate methods of communication and interaction with PwD and provide them with pastoral care?Methods. A total of 10 professional pastoral carers participated in the study. Each of these persons had extensive experience with PwD. Data were collected with the use of guideline-based interviews. The interviews were evaluated using Mayring's method of qualitative content analysis.Results. One of the main challenges faced by the pastoral carers in interacting with PwD was to explore communication strategies based on non-verbal communication, in addition to verbal communication. Pastoral carers need to find alternative communicative approaches, such as biographical, nonverbal, and physical sense-related methods. Clinical pastoral education did not adequately equip these professionals for communicating and interacting with PwD. The interviewed pastoral carers acquired this specific knowledge through independent research of the academic literature, observation of other professionals, dementia-specific training courses, and practical experience.Conclusion. Pastoral carers can make a positive contribution to the holistic care of PwD through their unique communicative and relationship approach to care. It is imperative to develop adequate pastoral care concepts and to integrate methodologies for dealing with PwD into the training curriculum of pastoral carers.


FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Sieber, Cornel Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin (Geriatrie)


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Zitierweisen

APA:
Kiesskalt, L., Volland-Schussel, K., Sieber, C., & Bollheimer, L.C. (2018). Hospital pastoral care of people with dementia. A qualitative interview study with professional hospital pastoral carers. Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 51(5), 537-542. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00391-018-1396-6

MLA:
Kiesskalt, L., et al. "Hospital pastoral care of people with dementia. A qualitative interview study with professional hospital pastoral carers." Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie 51.5 (2018): 537-542.

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