Being in silence: mindfulness as a resource for therapeutic spiritual relationship) (acronym BinS)

Duration of the project

01.06.2020. - 30.11.2020.

Countries and institutions involved in the project

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Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
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Witten/Herdecke University
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Tartu Health Care College
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Riga Stradins University

Project Manager

Dr. Lina Spirgiene

Project goals

This exchange of perspectives and cultural differences is important for an early dissemination of the topic in education and clinical practice.

Participants will develop their competence of situational awareness and improve skills to apply mindfulness interventions.

Local workshops for student nurses, student-midwives and nurse educators, and for clinical nurses and their managers will focus on skills of mindfulness as a health-related resource for spiritual relationship in nursing practice.

Main activities and venues

  1. Panel discussion ‘Situational awareness in nursing care: being with the person in need – what competences are lacking in nursing/midwifery students? ‘. Place: Kaunas, Lithuania (alternative – online)
  2. Individual consultations of Master and PhD students on their scientific projects on spiritual care issues. Place: Kaunas, Lithuania (alternative – online)
  3. Workshop ‘Being in silence: mindfulness as a resource for therapeutic spiritual relationship’ for clinical nurses and their managers. Place: Kaunas, Lithuania (alternative – online)
  4. Workshop ‘Being in silence: mindfulness as a resource for therapeutic spiritual relationship’ for student nurses and nurse educators from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Place: Kaunas, Lithuania (alternative – online)
  5. Development of Guidance on ‘Competence of situational awareness and skills of mindfulness for implementation at nursing education and clinical nursing practice’ (in Lithuanian)

Public events

  1. Panel discussion ‘Situational awareness in nursing care: being with the person in need – what competences are lacking in nursing/midwifery students?‘. Date: October 6, 2020.
  2. Individual consultations of Master and PhD students on their scientific projects on spiritual care issues. Date: October 6, 2020.
  3. Workshop ‘Being in silence: mindfulness as a resource for therapeutic spiritual relationship’ for clinical nurses and their managers. Date: October 7, 2020.
  4. Workshop ‘Being in silence: mindfulness as a resource for therapeutic spiritual relationship’ for student nurses and nurse educators from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Date: October 8, 2020.

Direct and indirect target groups

Direct:

Lithuanian nursing researchers (5)

Lithuanian nurse educators (5)

Lithuanian student nurses, first cycle (25)

Lithuanian student nurses, second cycle (5)

Estonian student nurses, first and second cycle (10)

Estonian nurse educators (2)

Latvian student nurses, second cycle (4)

Latvian nurse educators (2)

Lithuanian clinical nurses and ward managers from nursing hospitals (40)

 

Indirect:

Other nurses in nursing hospitals (60)

Patients in nursing hospitals (250)