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Nurses’ spiritual well-being and their perspectives on barriers to providing spiritual care
Mahin Moeini *, Tahereh Momeni, Amir Musarezaie, Somayeh Sharifi
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Aims: Spiritual well-being has been recently considered as one of the main aspects of human life. Nurses’ competence in providing spiritual care is directly related to their spiritual well-being and their awareness of spirituality. This study sought “to assess coronary care nurses’ spiritual well-being and their perspectives on barriers to providing spiritual care”.

 Methods: This descriptive-correlational study was conducted in 2013. The study setting was all hospitals with coronary care units affiliated to Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. All 88 nurses practicing in the study setting were recruited through the census method. Participants were invited to complete the Paloutzian and Ellison’s standardized Spiritual Well-being Scale and the researcher-made valid and reliable Barriers to Spiritual Care Delivery Questionnaire. The study data were analyzed by conducting the Chi-square, the Pearson and the Spearman correlation, and the independent-samples t tests as well as regression analysis in SPSS18 

Results: Most of the study participants were female (87.5%) and worked in rotational shifts (86.4%). The mean of participants’ age was 38.76±5.92 years. Participants’ mean score of spiritual well-being was 90.06±14.88. This finding denotes that the level of nurses’ spiritual well-being was higher than moderate. Moreover, nurses’ spiritual well-being was negatively correlated with barriers to spiritual care delivery (r=0.35 and p=0.001).

 

Conclusions: The most important barriers to spiritual care delivery are nurses’ greater involvement in alleviating patients’ physical problems, their own preoccupations and personal problems, and lack of educational programs and workshops in the area of spiritual care. Healthcare authorities need to adopt strategies for improving nurses’ spiritual well-being and lowering barriers to spiritual care delivery.

  

Keywords: Spiritual well-being, Barriers, Spiritual care, Nurse
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Moeini M, Momeni T, Musarezaie A, Sharifi S. Nurses’ spiritual well-being and their perspectives on barriers to providing spiritual care. IJCCN. 2015; 8 (3) :159-166
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