Abstract
Background and aim: Spiritual care is an important part of nursing practice that seems to provide comprehensive care to patients. Nursing manager's attention to the spiritual dimension is one of the most important aspects affecting human health. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine nursing managers’ attitude to spirituality and spiritual care in hospitals in Khorasan Razavi Province in 2016.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 110 management nurses (8 matrons, 37 supervisors and 65 head nurses) of hospitals in Khorasan Razavi Province (2016) were recruited for the study. Data were collected using a Spirituality & Spiritual Care Rating Scale (SSCRS) questionnaire in two parts, demographic information and questions related to the research objectives. Data were collected and analyzed using SPSS 16 software and doing descriptive (frequency, mean, standard deviation) and inferential statistics (independent-samples t-test, ANOVA) and considering levels of significance (p<0.05).
Results: The results showed mean and standard deviation in management nursing attitude to spirituality (4.01±0.35) and spiritual care (4.03±0.78). The result showed significant differences between the attitude to spirituality and spiritual care and gender, age and work experience in nursing management (p<0.05).
Conclusions: Management nursing has high level attitude to spirituality and spiritual care. Therefore, providing the perfect platform to provide this care, and for nurses to implement it in hospitals is recommended.

 

 
Keywords: Attitude, Nursing, Spirituality, Nursing care

 

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