A Phenomenological Analysis of the Spiritual Support Services in State Hospitals: The Case of Turkey


BAKİLER E. , EKŞİ H.

JOURNAL OF PASTORAL CARE & COUNSELING, cilt.72, sa.2, ss.116-128, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 72 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/1542305018766277
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PASTORAL CARE & COUNSELING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.116-128

Özet

The purpose of this research is to examine the core and nature of spiritual support services experienced by Turkey's pioneer spiritual support specialists (SSSs). A phenomenological approach was used in this qualitative research in which six males, two females, and eight SSSs participated. It has been seen that as a result of face-to-face interviews with participants within the framework of the semi-structured interview protocol, the spiritual support service has been experienced as a process which changes the perception of life. In participants' experience, spiritual support has a deeper and more positive impact than other psychosocial services. Research findings show the need for a more dynamic education process based on psychology and social sciences to enhance effective communication and interviewing skills.