Volume 16, Issue 3 (11-2017)                   jhosp 2017, 16(3): 93-101 | Back to browse issues page

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Askari R, keyghobadi N, Nodoushan F J, Rafiei S. Nurses’ Attitude Toward Spiritual Care in Teaching Hospitals Affiliated to Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences. jhosp. 2017; 16 (3) :93-101
URL: http://jhosp.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5859-en.html
1- Department of Health Care Management, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical sciences, Yazd, Iran. Hospital Management Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi Hospital, Shahid Sadoughi university of Medical sciences, Yazd, Iran
2- Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
3- BSc student, Department of Health Care Management, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical sciences, Yazd, Iran
4- Department of Health Care Management, School of Health, Qazvin University of Medical sciences, Qazvin, Iran,(*Corresponding author), Address: Department of Healthcare Management, School of Health, Qazvin University of Medical sciences, Qazvin, Email: sima.rafie@gmail.com
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Background: One of the main principles in comprehensive care giving in nursing is spirituality and spiritual care which has been addressed to have a crucial role in providing more effective treatment in patients. This study aimed to assess nurses’ attitude toward spirituality and spiritual care in hospitals affiliated to Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in 2016.
 
Materials and Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted among 133 nurses employed in three selected teaching hospitals affiliated to Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in 2016. Data collection was performed through a two- section standard SSCRS questionnaire (The Spirituality and Spiritual Care Rating Scale) including spirituality (n=15 items) and spirituality care (n=8 items). To data analyze SPSS software version 22 was utilized. Significance level was set less than 0.05.
 
Results: The mean score of attitude toward spirituality and spiritual care were calculated relatively 31.15±7.89 and 21.05±5.5, respectively. Furthermore, there was a significant statistical association between nurses’ attitude with gender (p=0.01) and job category (p=0.03). given that, there was no significant association between age, educational level, employment and marital status.
 
Conclusion: Based on study findings, attitude toward spirituality were more desirable compare to spiritual care among nurses. Thus, more training and awareness can have affecting effects on clinical care and treatment quality potentially in spite of positive attitude toward spirituality. 
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: ارتقاء سلامت و درمان بیماران در بیمارستان
Received: 2017/08/20 | Accepted: 2017/10/7 | Published: 2017/10/28

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