| ORIGINAL ARTICLE
|Year : 2016 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 42--49
Nurses' perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care giving: A comparison study among all health care sectors in Jordan
Ghaith Ahmad Bani Melhem1, Ruqayya S Zeilani2, Ossama Abed. Zaqqout2, Ashraf Ismail Aljwad2, Mohammed Qasim Shawagfeh1, Maysoon Abd Al- Rahim2
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
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.
Ghaith Ahmad Bani Melhem
Department of Palliative Care and Pain Management, Royal Medical Services, King Hussein Medical Center, Amman
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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