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Keywords

Korea, nursing education, spiritual care, student practicum

 

Authors

  1. So, Woi Sook
  2. Shin, Hye Sook

ABSTRACT

Little is known about how students learn spiritual caregiving. A phenomenological study was conducted to examine the experience of Korean nursing students in a spiritual care practicum. Interviews with 12 students were analyzed and organized into 40 themes, 17 theme clusters, and five categories describing their experience in the practicum. Students initially experienced burdens and helplessness, followed by improvement of coping skills, self-reflection, and spiritual growth.