Volume 28, Issue 97 (December 2015)                   IJN 2015, 28(97): 42-55 | Back to browse issues page

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Khorashadizadeh F, Heydari A, Heshmati Nabavi F, Mazlom S, Ebrahimi M. Concept Analysis of Spiritual Health Based on Islamic Teachings. IJN. 2015; 28 (97) :42-55
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2235-en.html

Professor, Department of Medical Surgical nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. (*Corresponding author) Tel: 05138591511 Email: Heidarya@mums.ac.ir
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Background & Aims: Recent attentions in nursing discipline to fourth dimension of health, spiritual health, leading to increasing development study to explanation this concept. In Iranian nursing the definition of spiritual health is deficient and delayed. Thus, the aim of this study was to explain the concept of spiritual health based on Islamic view.

Material & Methods: This concept analysis study was done based on Walker & Evant (2005) approach. Database and dictionaries related to Islamic literature were searched. Finally 16 books, 32 articles and 2 theses from various disciplines were retrieved. Qualitative data analysis method and MAXQD7 software were used for data analysis.

Results: Defining attributes of spiritual health embrace 4 categories: romantic creator- orientation, Islamic rationality, task- orientation and latter word- orientation. The consequences of spiritual health were perception of human with two- dimension system, spiritual dignity and being autonomous. The antecedences of spiritual health were being successor, comprehensive permanent purity, sprito- psycho- behavioral balance, perpetuity and permanent.

Conclusion: In Islamic perspective, spiritual health is different from other cultures. Therefore health care provider should pay more attention on meaning of spiritual health based on their culture. 

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2015/09/14 | Accepted: 2015/12/17 | Published: 2015/12/17

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