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ahmadi M, Izadi A, Poormansouri S, Sedighie L, Estebsari F, zarea K. Relationship between nursing students’ professional competence in spiritual care and Spiritual intelligence. Sci J Hamadan Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2017; 25 (5)
URL: http://nmj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1763-en.html
1- PhD student Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
2- Associate professor Imam Hossein University
3- MSc Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences
4- 5. Assistant Professor Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5- Associate professor, Nursing Care Research Center in Chronic Disease, Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran. , Zarea_k@ajums.ac.ir
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Background: Spiritual care can have positive effects on physical and mental health of patients; facilitates healing process and increase patients' satisfaction. Spiritual intelligence can also be a contributing factor to nurse caring behaviors. This study aims to determine relationship between nursing students’ professional competence in spiritual care and Spiritual intelligence.

Methods: A descriptive correlation study was conducted on 140 nursing students of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences in 2016. Subjects were selected using a census method. Data collection instrument consisted of demographic questions, Spiritual Intelligence and professional competence in spiritual care questionnaires.  Data was analyzed using descriptive Statistics and inferential statistics included independent t-test, Kruskal-Wallis, correlation coefficient, and linear regression in SPSS/19 software.

Results: Significant and positive correlation was found between nursing students’ competence in spiritual care and Spiritual Intelligence (P<0.001,r= -0.33). There was only a significant difference in Spiritual Intelligence between those who had attended training courses and who didn’t have these courses. Regression model indicated that for increased rates of Spiritual intelligence, professional competence in spiritual care will rise as much as 0.54.

Conclusion: Spiritual intelligence can have an impact on nursing students' competencies in spiritual care. Accordingly, planning to improve the Spiritual intelligence and nursing students’ competence in spiritual care is recommended.

     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2017/07/12 | Accepted: 2017/11/29 | Published: 2017/12/2

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