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Conference Paper: Searching for Spiritual Peace: A Case Example of Life Integration and Relationship Reconciliation in the End-of-Life

TitleSearching for Spiritual Peace: A Case Example of Life Integration and Relationship Reconciliation in the End-of-Life
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherHong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine (HKSPM). The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkspm.com.hk/newsletter/
Citation
The 8th Hong Kong Palliative Care Symposium, Hong Kong, China, 20 August 2011. In Newsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine, 2011, n. 2, p. 17 How to Cite?
AbstractMany patients approaching the end of life are confronted with spiritual concerns related to a sense of personal integrity, meaning of life, and a fulfilled past. This presentation uses a case story to present how a qualitative study can be integrated with community intervention in helping patients searching for spiritual peace in their end of life. Three semi-structured interviews were conducted with the case who was a male older adult receiving palliative care in Sha Tin Hospital, Hong Kong. Findings reveal that a sense of self integrity through fulfilling familial responsibilities, seeking forgiveness and reconciliation of significant relationships are important themes contributing to the patient’s spirituality. As a follow up of the qualitative study, a charity organization in Hong Kong, Togetherness, provided a life review and meaning-making intervention in helping the patient to search for spiritual peace. Volunteers of the organization visited the patient and provided intervention with the following focuses: (1) Life Integration: Revisit and reinterpret regretful life experiences focusing on what is learnt from these experiences and the meaning of life; (2) Relationship reconciliation: Visit mother’s tomb, express love, gratitude and seek forgiveness from family, and family photo taking; (3) Living in the moment: Participate in social gatherings such as birthday party and festival celebrations and develop photography as new hobby. The intervention is successful in regaining a sense of personal integrity, connectedness, and spiritual peace.
DescriptionFree Paper Presentation
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/160888

 

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dc.contributor.authorTse, PMYen_US
dc.contributor.authorFong, HCen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, PPYen_US
dc.contributor.authorNg, OKPen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, JMYen_US
dc.contributor.authorLo, RSKen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLWen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-16T06:23:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-16T06:23:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 8th Hong Kong Palliative Care Symposium, Hong Kong, China, 20 August 2011. In Newsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine, 2011, n. 2, p. 17en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/160888-
dc.descriptionFree Paper Presentation-
dc.description.abstractMany patients approaching the end of life are confronted with spiritual concerns related to a sense of personal integrity, meaning of life, and a fulfilled past. This presentation uses a case story to present how a qualitative study can be integrated with community intervention in helping patients searching for spiritual peace in their end of life. Three semi-structured interviews were conducted with the case who was a male older adult receiving palliative care in Sha Tin Hospital, Hong Kong. Findings reveal that a sense of self integrity through fulfilling familial responsibilities, seeking forgiveness and reconciliation of significant relationships are important themes contributing to the patient’s spirituality. As a follow up of the qualitative study, a charity organization in Hong Kong, Togetherness, provided a life review and meaning-making intervention in helping the patient to search for spiritual peace. Volunteers of the organization visited the patient and provided intervention with the following focuses: (1) Life Integration: Revisit and reinterpret regretful life experiences focusing on what is learnt from these experiences and the meaning of life; (2) Relationship reconciliation: Visit mother’s tomb, express love, gratitude and seek forgiveness from family, and family photo taking; (3) Living in the moment: Participate in social gatherings such as birthday party and festival celebrations and develop photography as new hobby. The intervention is successful in regaining a sense of personal integrity, connectedness, and spiritual peace.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine (HKSPM). The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkspm.com.hk/newsletter/-
dc.relation.ispartofNewsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicineen_US
dc.titleSearching for Spiritual Peace: A Case Example of Life Integration and Relationship Reconciliation in the End-of-Lifeen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailLeung, PPY: pamelalt@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, CLW: cecichan@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.hkuros203637en_US
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage17-
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dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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