Relationship between Spiritual Attitude and Protecting Patient Privacy in Nursing Students in Khoy

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Background and Objectives

Protection of patient privacy consider as one of the fundamental requirements in professional morality, maintenance of individual dignity, and Patient-centered in the spiritual care system of nurses. This study aimed to explore the relationship between spiritual attitude and Protection of patient privacy in students at Khoy university of medical sciences in 2018.


The present study was an analytical cross-sectional type in which 196 Khoy nursing students were selected. To collect data, two questionnaires of spiritual attitude and patient privacy were applied. Data were analyzed by SPSS V22 software, independent T-test, and Pearson correlation coefficient.


The spiritual attitude of most students was positive with 81.6% and the tendency to the protection of patient privacy was desirable with positive. Most agrees concerning privacy respectively related to protective measures and consideration of individual hygiene in the prevention of nosocomial infections (72.4%), the requirement of screen application at the time of caring (65.3%), and appropriate coverage of patient to prevent unnecessary exposure (62.2%). There was a positive and significant relationship between the spiritual attitude and necessity of privacy protection (p=0.045, r=0.203).


All humans have a spiritual orientation potential that with the support of reasoning and learning is amendable. Activities including respecting, privacy-protecting, and listening to patients were considered as spiritual care principles. It is necessary, nursing faculty members strengthen the spiritual attitude and observance of these principles in nursing students by using practical and role-playing teaching methods.

Health, Spirituality and Medical Ethics, Volume:7 Issue: 4, Dec 2020
33 to 40  
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