The relationship between Nurse's spiritual health and their caring behaviors
Background And ObjectivesHuman beings are complicated and have different cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. One of the most important human dimensions is the spiritual dimension that can affect the other dimensions. To this end, this study intended to determine the relationship between spiritual health and nurses caring behaviors.
Materials and MethodsThis study was descriptive-correlational research. 256 nurses working in academic hospitals of Tehran in 2015-2016 as a sample were randomly selected. Data collection instruments included demographic, spiritual health and caring behaviors questionnaires. Research data were analyzed by 21-SPSS statistical software and using descriptive statistics and Pearson correlation coefficient, regression and multivariate analysis of variance. In this study, all relevant ethical issues were considered.
ResultsThe findings showed the mean score of spiritual health was 75.43±5.21 and the average scores on all subscales and the overall scale of caring behaviors were more than 3 where the highest mean was related to the subscale of respect for the others (4.12±0.89) and the lowest mean was related to the subscale of attention to other experiences (3.38±1.09) respectively. Moreover, the results revealed that there was a significant positive correlation between the mean score of spiritual health and caring behaviors (r = 0.84, P
ConclusionCaring behaviors and spiritual health are related to each other in nurses. Therefore, it is indispensable to promote and prioritize the spiritual health and caring behaviors of nurses so that patients and their families will receive better health services.
Journal of Research on Religion & Health, Volume:3 Issue:1, 2017
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