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Ekramifar F, Farahaninia M, Mardani Hamooleh M, Haghani H. The Effect of Spiritual Training on the Moral Sensitivity of Nursing Students. JCCNC 2018; 4 (4) :213-222
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1- Department of Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , mary_f2008@yahoo.ca
3- Department of Psychiatric Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4- Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Background: The main goal of nursing profession is to provide people’s health that cannot be achieved only through the use of scientific methods, and it is essential to pay special attention to spirituality and ethics for its attainment. The current study aimed at determining the effect of spirituality training on the moral sensitivity of nursing students.
Methods: The current quasi-experimental study was conducted on 70 nursing students of the fourth and higher semesters (35 in each group) from Iran University of Medical Sciences selected by stratified sampling proportion to size method. Pre-test was administered to both groups; then the intervention group attended six training sessions, once a week each for one hour, and the post-test was administered to the two groups one month after the end of the intervention. Data were collected by demographic characteristics and the Korean Version of the Moral Sensitivity Questionnaire (K-MSQ), and analyzed by descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, mean and standard d deviation, and inferential statistics including Chi-square, Fisher test, t-test, paired t-test and analysis of covariance using SPSS V. 22. 
Results: The study results showed a significant difference between the moral sensitivity score of the intervention group before (4.07±0.53) and after (6.36±0.18) training (P<0.001). 
Conclusion: The obtained results indicated that the moral sensitivity score of nursing students increased after spirituality training. Due to the fact that nursing students are responsible for providing nursing services in their future careers, placing these concepts in their curriculum as a course unit or along with other courses, especially Islamic ethics and Islamic thought is recommended.
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● The main objective of the nursing profession is to provide people's health through scientific methods, and observing ethical principles.
● The current study aimed to determine the effect of spirituality training on the moral sensitivity of nursing students.
● The obtained results indicated that the moral sensitivity score of nursing students increased after spirituality training.
● Because nursing students are responsible for providing care in their future careers, we recommend that these concepts, especially Islamic ethics and advice be included in their curriculum.
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The main goal of the nursing profession is to provide people's health by using scientific methods and observing ethical principles. The current study aimed at determining the effect of spirituality training on the moral sensitivity of nursing students. The intervention group attended six training sessions, once a week. The study data were collected by the Korean version of the Moral Sensitivity Questionnaire (K-MSQ). The obtained results indicated that the moral sensitivity score of nursing students increased after spirituality training. Because nursing students are responsible for providing patients’ care in their future careers, including these concepts, especially Islamic ethical principles and advice in their curriculum is recommended.

Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/04/13 | Accepted: 2018/09/2 | Published: 2018/11/1

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