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Abdollahzadeh H, shadin N. Effectiveness of Spiritual Self-Care Training on Nurses' Self-Compassion and Moral Courage. RBS 2020; 18 (3) :393-402
URL: http://rbs.mui.ac.ir/article-1-787-en.html
1- Assistant Professor of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran. , abdollahzadeh2002@yahoo.com
2- M.A. in Psychology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.
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Aim and Background: Nurses are influenced by various stressors that spiritual factors can affect their quality of working life. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of spiritual self-care training on nurses' self-compassion and moral courage.
Methods and Materials: The current research was an applied study by purpose and a quasi-experimental study (using pretest-posttest and control group) by the method. The population of the study included all nurses working in Pasteurno Hospital, Tehran, in the fall of 2019. Among the nurses working in Pasteurno Hospital, 30 people who had the inclusion criteria for the study were selected by convenience sampling method and randomly assigned to experimental and control groups (15 individuals for each group). Individuals in both experimental and control groups initially completed the Neff's Self-Compassion Scale (SCS) and Sekerka's Moral Courage Scale as a pre-test. Then, the experimental group underwent spiritual self-care training, but the control group received no intervention. At the end of the period, the subjects of both experimental and control groups completed the same questionnaires as post-test. The data were analyzed using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) by SPSS software version 23.
Findings: The findings indicated that the level of self-compassion and moral courage of the experimental group, compared with the control group, significantly increased (p<0.05).
Conclusions: According to the findings achieved, it can be stated spiritual self-care training causes an increase in the amount of nurses' self-compassion and moral courage by controlling negative thoughts and emotions and strengthening a sense of commitment to the job, religious values, and altruism. In addition to nurses, this is also beneficial for the health of patients.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/07/29 | Accepted: 2020/11/24 | Published: 2020/11/28

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