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J Qual Res Health Sci 2016, 4(4): 426-437 Back to browse issues page
Explanation of the Viewpoints and Experiences of Nurses in Intensive Care Units Regarding Religious-Spiritual Care
Fershteh Araghian Mojarad Mrs, Akram Sanago Dr, Leila Joibari Dr *
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Introduction: Research has shown that religion and religious beliefs are influential factors in adaptability
to difficulties. In such cases, the individual establishes an emotional connection with religion, and God,
and this connection can assist individuals in facing and overcoming problems. The purpose of this study
was the explanation of experiences of intensive care unit (ICU) nurses regarding religious-spiritual care.
Method: In this qualitative study, in order to explain the nurses' experiences of providing religiousspiritual
care for patients, 25 ICU nurses of Boo-Ali Sina Hospital were selected through purposive
sampling. Data were collected through individual semi-structured interviews. Interviews were recorded,
handwritten, coded, classified, and analyzed using conventional content analysis approach.
Results: Nurses experiences indicate their cooperation with patients and their companions regarding the
provision of religious-spiritual care in critical conditions in the ICU. Through data analysis the 2 main
themes of "respecting patients’ religious beliefs" and "religious-spiritual care behaviors" and 4 sub-themes
of disappointment with conventional medicine, the supportive role of nurses, Muslim beliefs, and comfort
and consolation provided by beliefs were extracted.
Conclusion: The results suggest that nurses satisfy patients’ and their companions’ last wishes which
conventional medicine cannot satisfy through respecting their beliefs.

Keywords: Spiritual-religious care, Nursing, Intensive care unit, Content analysis
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/06/26 | Accepted: 2015/10/3 | Published: 2016/07/3
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Araghian Mojarad F, Sanago A, Joibari L. Explanation of the Viewpoints and Experiences of Nurses in Intensive Care Units Regarding Religious-Spiritual Care. J Qual Res Health Sci. 2016; 4 (4) :426-437
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