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Religions 2016, 7(6), 61; doi:10.3390/rel7060061

A Concept Analysis of Spiritual Care Based on Islamic Sources

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Department of Islamic Thought, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari 48188-1665, Iran
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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari 48188-1665, Iran
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Department of Reproductive Health and Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari 48188-1665, Iran
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Traditional and Complementary Medicine Research Centre, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari 48188-1665, Iran
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Academic Editors: Christian Zwingmann and Christina Puchalski
Received: 27 January 2016 / Revised: 17 May 2016 / Accepted: 17 May 2016 / Published: 24 May 2016
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Abstract

The cultural and religious resources of every community influence the definition of spiritual care. This paper discusses a concept analysis of spiritual care in an Islamic context. The Quran, narrations (Shie’h) and commentarial books were searched, for information data. The data was used to provide a comprehensive definition of the concept of spiritual care from Islamic literature. We identified the attributes, antecedents and consequences of spiritual care according to Roger’s concept analysis approach. The review of the Islamic text showed that spiritual care is a series of spiritual skills or competencies that help patients to achieve excellent life. It is grouped into categories and has numerous positive effects on patients and caregivers. This study will be useful to Muslim clinicians and nurse educators as they strive to understand and incorporate spiritual care within their practice for Muslim patients. View Full-Text
Keywords: conceptual analysis; Islamic sources; nursing; Quran; spiritual care conceptual analysis; Islamic sources; nursing; Quran; spiritual care
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Marzband, R.; Hosseini, S.H.; Hamzehgardeshi, Z. A Concept Analysis of Spiritual Care Based on Islamic Sources. Religions 2016, 7, 61.

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