Perception of Spirituality and Spiritual Care among Muslim Nurses in Indonesia

Risa Herlianita, Miao-Fen Yen, Ching Huey Chen, Susan J. Fetzer, Esther Ching-lan Lin

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This cross-sectional study was conducted to examine 256 Muslim nurses’ perception of spirituality and spiritual care in Indonesia. The Spirituality and Spiritual Care Rating Scale (SSCRS) was translated and culturally adapted. Moderately high degrees in five domains and total SSCRS were found. Specialty, education level, clinical seniority, having spiritual training, and previous spiritual caring experience could impact on the SSCRS. Most nurses have cared for patients with spiritual needs, but denied having any formal training in providing spiritual care. Providing adequate curriculum and on-job training to equip nurses’ knowledge and competence of spiritual care is urgent in Muslim healthcare environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)762-773
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Religion and Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)
  • Religious studies

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