Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 122--129

Evaluation of Health-Care Providers' Perception of Spiritual Care and the Obstacles to Its Implementation


Azam Shirinabadi Farahani1, Maryam Rassouli1, Nayereh Salmani2, Leila Khanali Mojen1, Moosa Sajjadi3, Mehdi Heidarzadeh4, Zeynab Masoudifar5, Fateme Khademi1 
1 Department of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mofid Children's Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Meybod Nursing, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
3 Department of Medical.Surgical Nursing, Social Development and Health Promotion Research Center, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran
4 Department of Critical Care Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery School, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
5 Oncology Ward, Mofid Children's Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Maryam Rassouli
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran

Objective: Cancer patients face many health challenges, including spiritual issues. Therefore, an awareness of health-care providers' perspective on spiritual care provision is important. This study aimed to determine health-care providers' perception of spiritual care and to examine the individual barriers to its implementation in cancer patients. Methods: The present descriptive study included 136 physicians and nurses. The Spiritual Care Survey was used as a research tool. Data were analyzed through descriptive statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics for Windows, version 20.0. Results: In this study, 70.6% of the participants considered spiritual care to be influential in the patients' quality of life. However, 64.7% had received no spiritual care training, while 82.4% indicated a willingness to attend these courses. Regarding the obstacles to providing spiritual care, the highest and lowest scores, respectively, belonged to the lack of time and the person's reluctance to talk about spiritual issues. Conclusions: Spiritual care has not yet found its proper place in the care setting of Iran, and health-care team members do not have sufficient training to provide this kind of care despite their belief in its positive impact on patients' quality of life.


How to cite this article:
Farahani AS, Rassouli M, Salmani N, Mojen LK, Sajjadi M, Heidarzadeh M, Masoudifar Z, Khademi F. Evaluation of Health-Care Providers' Perception of Spiritual Care and the Obstacles to Its Implementation.Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019;6:122-129


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Farahani AS, Rassouli M, Salmani N, Mojen LK, Sajjadi M, Heidarzadeh M, Masoudifar Z, Khademi F. Evaluation of Health-Care Providers' Perception of Spiritual Care and the Obstacles to Its Implementation. Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Feb 19 ];6:122-129
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