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Masoudi K, Alavi A. Relationship Between Nurses’ Emotional Intelligence with Clinical Decision-Making. Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care 2021; 29 (1) :14-22
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1- Master of Student, Health Services Management, School of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran
2- Department of Nursing, School of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran , azam_alavi92@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Higher levels of emotional intelligence have been associated with better personal practice. Clinical decision-making, as the best solution for patients' problems, is a crucial factor in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between nurses' emotional intelligence and clinical decision making.
Methods: This study is a correlation-descriptive study. A total of 269 nurses working in the hospitals affiliated with Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences were selected using a random stratified sampling in 2018. The data collection tools were standard questionnaires of Shearing emotional intelligence and Laurie clinical decision-making questionnaire. Statistical analysis was done using descriptive and analytical statistics, by SPSS 16
Results: The results of this study showed that there was a significant positive correlation between emotional intelligence and clinical decision-making (r=0.273, P>0.001). Average total score of emotional intelligence in nurses was 110.56 that was good ang higher than the mean of the questionnaire. Average total score of clinical decision-making in nurses has been 67.18. According to the questionnaire interpretation, clinical decision-making of the units under study was intuitive.
Conclusion: With regard to the relationship between emotional intelligence and clinical decision-making, the importance of emotional intelligence in nurses is determined. Therefore, hospital managers need to provide new ways to enhance nurses' emotional intelligence, thereby enhancing the ability of clinical decision-making as the vital point between theoretical and practical knowledge of the nursing profession.

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✅ With regard to the relationship between emotional intelligence and clinical decision-making, the importance of emotional intelligence in nurses is determined. Therefore, hospital managers need to provide new ways to enhance nurses' emotional intelligence, thereby enhancing the ability of clinical decision-making as the vital point between theoretical and practical knowledge of the nursing profession.


Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2019/10/25 | Accepted: 2020/09/25 | Published: 2020/10/11

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