Influence of Religion in Promoting Familial Caregiving in Nigerian Hospital Wards

Global Journal of Business and Social Science Review, Vol. 1(3), p. 1-4, 2013

4 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2017 Last revised: 22 Jul 2017

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Alkali Ibrahim Abubakar

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Mohd Hamdan Ahmad

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Ismail Said

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Date Written: August 17, 2013

Abstract

Objective: The need for patients and family centered care as promoted by patient and family centered care (PFCC) model suggests the active involvement of patients' families and friends in caring for their hospitalized patients by use of collaboration, demonstration of dignity and respect, sharing information, and encouraging participation. Even though there are literatures that investigated the nature and typologies of family care actions that revealed the reasons for family participation, little is known of the influence of religion/spiritualism on this informal caregiving. This qualitative study was set out to explore religious role in promoting family participation in caring for their hospitalised relations.

Methodology/Technique: Non-participant observation was employed to study the typology of family care actions in male and female surgical wards of a tertiary institution in Nigeria.

Findings: Findings from the study reveals the significant influence of religion in identifying what constitute family care actions in Nigerian hospitals.

Novelty: The benefits of family participation in care were seen to be influenced by the psychological and emotional support a patient requires, however this study reveals the significant religious influence.

Keywords: Patient, Family, Religion, Caregiving

JEL Classification: D10, D19, Z12

Suggested Citation

Ibrahim Abubakar, Alkali and Ahmad, Mohd Hamdan and Said, Ismail, Influence of Religion in Promoting Familial Caregiving in Nigerian Hospital Wards (August 17, 2013). Global Journal of Business and Social Science Review, Vol. 1(3), p. 1-4, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3000871

Alkali Ibrahim Abubakar (Contact Author)

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) ( email )

81310 Sekolah Agama
Johor Bahru, Johor
Malaysia

Mohd Hamdan Ahmad

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) ( email )

81310 Sekolah Agama
Johor Bahru, Johor
Malaysia

Ismail Said

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) ( email )

81310 Sekolah Agama
Johor Bahru, Johor
Malaysia

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