Spiritual Needs in Adolescent with Critically Ill

  • wacharee pimsa
  • Chalida Thanattheerakul คณะพยาบาลศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น
Keywords: spiritual needs, critically ill adolescent


This descriptive qualitative study aimed to investigate spiritual needs of critically ill adolescents at Srinagarind hospital, Khon Kaen. Spiritual Well-being in Illness theory of O’Brien was employed to guide this study. Purposive sampling was used to select 10 acutely ill adolescents, 12-18 years old who admitted at least 24 hours in PICU until recovery. The data were collected by using the open - ended semi-structured with CVI.88 Quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and qualitative data using content analysis. The research found: spiritual needs of critically ill adolescents was composed in 3 themes, including
1) personal faith for something that has value and meaning in life, the holy things and the merit, 2) religious
practice including the expression of faith in holy things, religious activities and community service, and 3) spiritual contentment including hope, encouragement, holy things protect and faith in the merit. This study reflected the spiritual needs of critically ill adolescents were crucial. Nurses should to concern and focus to used as a basis for the guide to assess and provide the nursing activities for critically ill adolescents to meet the spiritual needs.


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