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Young Suk Park 3 Articles
Effects of Spiritual Well-Being and Spiritual Care Competence on Spiritual Nursing by Nurses Caring for Cancer Patients
Yuri Song, Young Suk Park
STRESS. 2020;28(4):246-253.   Published online December 31, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17547/kjsr.2020.28.4.246
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Background

This is a cross-sectional survey to explore the effect of spiritual well-being and spiritual care competence on performing of spiritual nursing by nurses caring for cancer patients.

Methods

The participants were 214 nurses with experience of caring for cancer patients for more than one year. The data were collected by an online survey using the spiritual well-being scale, spiritual care competence scale, and spiritual nursing scale.

Results

The factors influencing the performing of spiritual nursing were communication (β=0.36, p<.001), satisfaction from spiritual nursing (β=0.21, p=.001), importance of religion (β=0.18, p=.013), existential well-being (β=0.18, p=.010), and knowledge acquisition of spiritual nursing (β=0.14, p=.033). The explanatory power of these variables on performing of spiritual nursing was 41.1%. When spiritual nursing was not carried out, 42.6% of nurses felt sorry and pitiful towards the patient; and 46.4% pointed out the difficulties in working environment that posed an obstacle.

Conclusions

We should develop an integrated program on spiritual nursing improvement, focusing on these key factors, to enhance the performance of spiritual nursing for cancer patients and to verify its effectiveness.

A Study on Character Strength and Subjective Happiness of Oncology Nurses
So Li Kim, Young Suk Park
STRESS. 2020;28(1):33-39.   Published online March 31, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17547/kjsr.2020.28.1.33
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Background

The purpose of this study is to analyze characteristics of character strengths and effect factors of subjective happiness of oncology nurses. This research was conducted on the theoretical background of positive psychology.

Methods

This study was a cross-sectional study that data were collected from 182 oncology nurses working in a cancer hospital with 500 beds from January to March, 2017. The research instruments were self-reported questionnaires of VIA-IS and Subjective Happiness Scale. The data were analyzed by t-test, ANOVA, and multiple linear regression analysis.

Results

The average of items about total score of character strengths was 3.38 (±0.29) on the 5-point Likert scale and about subjective happiness was 4.95 (±0.90) on the 7-point Likert scale. Signature strengths of the subjects were classified by six sub-areas of character strengths, frequency of humanity was highest and followed by courage. The level of subjective happiness has significant positive correlations with character strengths. The factors that affect subjective happiness of oncology nurses were job-satisfaction and total score of character strengths. The explanatory power of these factors on the subjective happiness was 34.0%.

Conclusions

We recommend to develop a happiness enhancing program focused on job-satisfaction and character strengths for oncology nurses and to verify their effectiveness.

Experience of Adaptation to School Life in South Korea of North Korean Defector Youths: Based on Focus Group Research Method
Young Suk Park
STRESS. 2018;26(3):149-158.   Published online September 30, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17547/kjsr.2018.26.3.149
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Background:

This study is a qualitative research conducted to identify the core theme and essence of the North Korean defector youths by intensively exploring the experience of adapting to school life in South Korea.

Methods:

The participants were 11 young people of 20∼25 year olds who had attended middle and high school in South Korea. The data was collected through focus group interviews and analyzed by content analysis.

Results:

The results found 5 clusters of theme, 14 themes, 34 categories. The 5 clusters of theme were ‘Astonishment in a new country’, ‘Hard to bear existential pain’, ‘Desperate struggles to survive’, ‘Two-facedness of support inside and outside of school’, ‘Unfinished burden of reality’.

Conclusions:

This research suggest that practical ways to help the youths such as authentic approaches, necessary information and material support, support for making friends and friendship, providing college admission information and support, parent training and mentoring.


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