Spiritual health nurses working in hospitals and critical care departments of Ilam city in 2015

  • Hamed Tavan Department of Nursing, Psychosocial Injuries Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.
  • Amin Khalafzadeh Department of Nursing, Psychosocial Injuries Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.
  • Yousef Jamshidbeygi Department of Nursing, Ahwaz Jondi Shapour University of Medical Sciences, Ahwaz, Iran.
  • Samira Shojaee Department of Psychology, Psychosocial Injuries Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.
  • Taleb Kokhazadeh Department of Nursing, Psychosocial Injuries Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.

Abstract

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Background and Objectives: Nurses communicate directly with patients. if they have higher spiritual health provide more care to patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the spiritual health of nurses in the critical departments of hospitals in Ilam.

Materials and Methods: Using descriptive correlation study, a questionnaire with 20 questions about spiritual health was designed from the Islamic perspective. 60 nurses working at Critical care department of Ilam hospitals were selected by available sampling . The questionnaire was designed for six options Likert scale. Scores of participants were between 20 -120 which were divided into 4 categories. SPSS software was used for data analysis.

Results: 42% and 58%of samples were  male and female, respectively. None of the nurses had low score (40-20), 10 nurses (17%) received the lower-middle score (70-41), 30 nurses (50%) and 20 nurses (33%) achieved the upper-middle (99-71) and high score (120-100), respectively. The results showed that there was a significant correlation between the total number of spiritual health and gender(P Value<0.05 ).

Conclusion: More nurses received a high score of spiritual health. This results show that with proper planning, it can be benefit  for the pastoral care of the patient.

Keywords: Spiritual health, Nurses, Critical care department

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Published
2016-12-22
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