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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42--49

Nurses' perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care giving: A comparison study among all health care sectors in Jordan


1 Department of Palliative Care and Pain Management, Royal Medical Services, King Hussein Medical Center, Amman, Jordan
2 Department of Clinical Nursing, The University of Jordan, Faculty of Nursing, Amman, Jordan

Correspondence Address:
Ghaith Ahmad Bani Melhem
Department of Palliative Care and Pain Management, Royal Medical Services, King Hussein Medical Center, Amman
Jordan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-1075.173949

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Aims: This study aimed to describe nurses' perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care in Jordan, and to investigate the relationship between their perceptions and their demographic variables. Methods: The study used a cross-sectional descriptive design and recruited a convenience sample of 408 Jordanian registered nurses to complete the spiritual care giving scale. Results: The findings of the study demonstrated that most of the participating nurses had a high level of spirituality and spiritual care perception. Significant differences were found between male and female nurses' perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care (P < 0.05); previous attendance of courses on spiritual care also made a significant difference to perceptions (P < 0.05). Conclusions: The research findings suggest that, Jordanian nurses' gender made a difference in their perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care. They had satisfactory levels of perception of spirituality and spiritual care. Moreover, spiritual care courses appeared to have a positive impact on their perception of spirituality and spiritual care. Enhancing nursing care by integrating standardized spiritual care into the current nursing care, training, and education should also be emphasized.






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