Calhermeneutical method for interpreting interview text, due to the fact the aim with the strategy was to disclose the meaning of nurses’ knowledge of residents’ spiritual requirements . The technique of evaluation was inspired by Ricoeur’s philosophy . Interpretations in the text consist of a dialectic movement amongst understanding the whole text and components of the text, that is constant with all the hermeneutic process . This closeness and distance of your text implies interpreting the text when it comes to reading the text for what it says and additional understanding what the text suggests. The analysis followed three steps: na e reading, structural analysis and formulation of a complete understanding.Na e reading (initial reading)Information were collected from June 2011 to January 2012. At least one interview was performed at each and every on the four institutions, along with a follow-up interview was carried out. Research shows that recurrent understanding dialogue inside a specific group may perhaps increase the understanding of a theme [40,41]. Through having a follow-up interview, we wanted to obtain the participants’ reflections soon after the initial interview and deepen several of the subjects that the SU1498 nurses discussed within the 1st interview . Precisely the same moderator (initially author) and observer (second author) conducted all eight interviews that were positioned within the nursing properties, lasted 1 ?- two hours and recordedThe text was read quite a few instances to grasp the meaning as a complete. Through the reading, we tried to focus on the nurses’ lived experiences as they reflected around the residents spiritual and existential expressions. Na e reading was discussed between the researchers and additional guided the thematic structural evaluation.Structural analysisAll four researchers conducted information coding. First, the text was divided into meaning units. We reflected on the which means units primarily based on the background of PubMed ID:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20425085 the na e understanding then condensed the units to reflect the essential which means. We read by way of all of the condensed meaning units and reflected on their similarities and differences. Sub-themes had been then produced, which had been assembled to themes and most important themes. We further reflected on the themes in relation towards the na e understanding, andbehr et al. BMC Nursing 2014, 13:12 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6955/13/Page four ofif we found a discrepancy involving the na e understanding and themes, the structural analysis method was repeated until there was compliance.Comprehensive understandingWe reflected around the themes and sub-themes in relation to our pre-understanding, investigation query, and the context of the study, in which we sought a comprehensive understanding. The credibility of the findings was assessed in the course of action of coding, in that we selected significant sections from the participants’ statements and identified explicit themes. We sought to safeguard transparency and trustworthiness by way of quotations from distinctive participations in the presentation of the findings. During the complete method, we attempted to assess consistency between the information presented as well as the study findings, including each main and minor themes. By comparing themes to the naive reading, we strengthened the validity of the analysis.Ethical considerationsreligious activities, including prayer and singing hymns. Furthermore, they observed that residents wanted to connect to them on a personal level. The nurses described residents’ preceding interests, which include nature experiences, culture and traditions as spiritual wants, as.