Volume 8, Issue 20 (1-2016)                   J Med Educ Dev 2016, 8(20): 50-58 | Back to browse issues page

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Zand, rafiei. Patients' Religious Care: A Neglected Need in Medical Education. J Med Educ Dev. 2016; 8 (20) :50-58
URL: http://zums.ac.ir/edujournal/article-1-317-en.html
Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery
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Background and Objective: Religious rules can help patients to improve their recovery speed. Anxiety may be caused by neglecting patients' religious orders which have negative impacts on the course of remission and may prolong length of stay in hospital and successively have adverse psychological effects. The present study aimed to assess the need for religious care of patients.

Materials and Methods: This cross - sectional study consisted of patients who stayed in teaching hospitals and were selected through census method. Data collection instrument was a two‑section questionnaire which the first part was the demographic characteristics and the second part was researcher‑made questions on the need for patients' religious care.  After obtaining consent, patients were asked to complete the questionnaire. Chi-square test and one-way ANOVA were used and finally data was analyzed through SPSS software.

Results: Chi-square test showed a significant difference in aspect of religious care (p<0.05) and one-way ANOVA also indicated a significant relationship between age and job and the need for religious care.

Conclusion: According to the results of this study, considering the religious care of patients is very important and necessary. It is recommended that officials and educational planners put religious care as a part of clinical care in medical curriculum.

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Type of Study: Orginal Research |
Received: 2014/04/27 | Accepted: 2015/04/19 | Published: 2016/01/4

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