Perceived Parameters of Christian Pharmacy Students’ Faith‑Sharing in Clinical Settings
Journal of Religion and Health
Our interdisciplinary team (which included professionals from nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and psychology) conducted in-depth, semi-structured interviews with pharmacy students (n = 14) who were presently in a clinical rotation. When conducting the phenomenological, qualitative research study, we explored how students framed their respective experiences of incorporating spirituality into their clinical work. Three themes emerged from the interviews: (1) The students reportedly viewed their main role as being more of a support person than an evangelist, (2) They framed their influence from the perspective of so-called faith flags, and (3) They perceived more opportunities for influence with their coworkers than with patients. We discuss the findings in light of published findings and also in terms of how health care workers frame the concept of “ministry.”
Christian healthcare workers, phenomenology, spirituality, clinical care
Younkin, Felisha L.; Firmin, Michael W.; Parrill, Rachel; Smith, Alexis D. Ms.; Krauss, Zachary J.; and Jones, Theresa M., "Perceived Parameters of Christian Pharmacy Students’ Faith‑Sharing in Clinical Settings" (2021). Psychology Faculty Publications. 234.