Spiritual Experiences of Muslim Critical Care Nurses
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The purpose of this study was to determine the experiences and perceptions of intensive care nurses (ICNs) about spirituality and spiritual care, as well as the effective factors, and increase the sensitivity to the subject. In this study, we examined spiritual experiences, using McSherry et al. (Int J Nurs Stud 39:723–734, 2002) Spirituality and spiritual care rating scale (SSCRS), among 145 ICNs. 44.8% of the nurses stated that they received spiritual care training and 64.1% provided spiritual care to their patients. ICNs had a total score average of 57.62 ± 12.00 in SSCRS. As a consequence, it was determined that intensive care nurses participating in the study had insufficient knowledge about spirituality and spiritual care, but only the nurses with sufficient knowledge provided the spiritual care to their patients.
KeywordsIntensive care unit Intensive care nurses Spirituality Spiritual care
This is a self-funded study. The authors are grateful to the patients who participated in this study as well as the physicians and nurses who provided the support to this study.
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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