Comfort as a basic need in hospitalized patients in Iran: a hermeneutic phenomenology study.

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dc.contributor.author Yousefi, H
dc.contributor.author Abedi, HA
dc.contributor.author Yarmohammadian, MH
dc.contributor.author Elliott, D
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:50:57Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09
dc.identifier.citation Journal of advanced nursing, 2009, 65 (9), pp. 1891 - 1898
dc.identifier.issn 0309-2402
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/9643
dc.description.abstract AIM: This paper is a report of a study conducted to explore the comfort experiences of hospitalized patients during their admission to medical-surgical wards in an Iranian hospital. BACKGROUND: Comfort has various definitions, ranging from a basic human need, to a process, function or an outcome of nursing. As comfort is a substantive need throughout life in health and illness, providing comfort is a major function and challenge for holistic nursing care. METHOD: This hermeneutic phenomenological study was conducted between July 2006 and April 2007 in six medical-surgical wards of one of a university hospital in Iran. Data were generated with 22 participants (16 hospitalized patients and six nurses), using in-depth interviews to capture their detailed experiences of comfort. Analysis based on the framework of Diekelmann enabled data interpretation and elaboration of shared themes. FINDINGS: One constitutive pattern, 'Comfort: a need of hospitalized patients' and four related themes - A friend in hospital, Relief of suffering within a calm environment, Seeking God, and Presence among family - were identified in the data. CONCLUSION: These findings offer unique insight for planning and implementing appropriate clinical practices in Iran, especially in caring for Muslim patients. Two major implications are to: (1) consider comfort criteria during nursing assessment and planning of care during a patient's hospitalization and (2) note that Shiite people in particular are more comfortable and feel better when they are able to follow their religious principles.
dc.format Print
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05026.x
dc.title Comfort as a basic need in hospitalized patients in Iran: a hermeneutic phenomenology study.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of advanced nursing
dc.journal.volume 9
dc.journal.volume 65
dc.journal.number 9 en_US
dc.publocation London en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1891 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1898 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 998241
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.location.activity WOS:000291131300013
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Spirituality
dc.description.keywords Attitude of Health Personnel
dc.description.keywords Hospitalization
dc.description.keywords Adolescent
dc.description.keywords Adult
dc.description.keywords Aged
dc.description.keywords Islam
dc.description.keywords Middle Aged
dc.description.keywords Nurse-Patient Relations
dc.description.keywords Holistic Nursing
dc.description.keywords Young Adult
dc.description.keywords Qualitative Research
dc.description.keywords Iran
dc.description.keywords Nurse's Role
dc.description.keywords Family
dc.description.keywords Female
dc.description.keywords Male
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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