Attitude of military students and military nurses towards spirituality and spiritual care

Abstract

Background and Purpose: Military nurses are exposed to various occupational stresses. Spirituality contributes to adaptation to critical situations and stresses. Spiritual care is an essential part of holistic care which in recent years has attracted the attention of health-related organizations. The aim of this study was to determine the attitude of military nurses, faculty members and military nursing students toward spirituality and spiritual care.

Methods: In a cross-sectional descriptive study, 214 military nurses, faculty members and nursing students of Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences in Tehran were selected according to inclusion criteria by simple sampling method and completed the Spirituality and Spiritual Care Rating Scale [SSCR].

Results: The mean score of attitude toward spirituality and spiritual care in clinical nurses was 69.4 [SD±12.6] in nursing professors 74.6 [SD±6.6] and in students 67.5] SD±4/11]. The majority of the research community was at a high and desirable level. [Between 63 and 92, which was the maximum score of the questionnaire].

Conclusion: The results of this study showed that military nurses, faculty members and nursing students of Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences in Tehran have a positive attitude toward spirituality. They tend to provide spiritual care. Therefore, it is necessary to provide a suitable platform for providing spiritual care.