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Derikvand M, Imanifar N. The Relationship between Spiritual Intelligence and Patient Advocacy in Educational Hospitals in Khorramabad 2017. ijme. 2018; 11 (1) :278-288
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1- Bachelor of Nursing, Student Research Committee, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Koram Abad, Iran
2- Instructor, Internal Surgery Nursing, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Koram Abad, Iran
Abstract:   (1070 Views)
Patient Advocacy is one of the vital duties of nurses. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between spiritual intelligence and patient advocacy in educational hospitals in Khorramabad during 2017. This was a correlational descriptive-analytic study that was performed on 250 nurses working in educational hospitals in Khorramabad in 2017. The criteria for entering this study included a minimum degree of nursing and one year of clinical work experience. Participants in this study were selected by random sampling method. Data collection tools consisted of Hank’s advocacy Questionnaire and King's spiritual intelligence. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation) and inferential (correlation coefficients and regression coefficients) using SPSS v.21 software. Sixty seven percent (164 persons) were female and 37.5% (79 persons) were male. Sixty three percent of participants had a work experience of less than 5 years. The findings of this study showed the mean score of spiritual intelligence of nurses was 80.88 ± 11.19. The average score for patient advocacy was 155.73 ± 21.41. Pearson correlation coefficient showed that there was a significant correlation between spiritual intelligence score and Advocacy and its components (p = 0.624). The mean score of spiritual intelligence in nurses was high in the King questionnaire. The average score for patient advocacy was Hanks' questionnaire in the medium range. The present study showed that there was a significant positive correlation between spiritual intelligence and patient advocacy. As spiritual intelligence is acquired, spiritual intelligence can be promoted through classes and workshops, thereby increasing the patient advocacy and increasing the safety of patients.
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing ethics
Received: 2018/03/3 | Accepted: 2018/12/10

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