barasi didghah amal kard darbareh karboord daa dar darman = Using prayer in clinical practice: a survey of Iranian physiciansѫ views and practices.

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Title

barasi didghah amal kard darbareh karboord daa dar darman = Using prayer in clinical practice: a survey of Iranian physiciansѫ views and practices.

Author

Sadighi, Jila
Jahangir, Akram
Karbakhsh, Mojgan
Maftoon, Farzaneh
Khodai, Shanaz
Harirchi, Iraj

Publisher

20090000

Language

Persian

Publication Date

20090000

Abstract

Prayer is one of the most common complementary approaches throughout the world and is highly valued in traditional Islamic medicine in Iran. The aim of this study was to explore the views and practices of physicians on using prayer in the clinical practice, in Tehran, Iran. In a cross-sectional study in the year 2008, convenience samples of 131 physicians were included in this survey. Data were collected using a structured self-administered questionnaire. SPSS was used to analyze the data. Of participants, 52.7 percent were male with the mean age of 38.4ł9 years. About 94.5 percent of physicians said that at times they themselves prayed for their patients. About 31.3% said that their patients 'often' requested them to pray for them and 58.8% said they have أoccasionallyؤ been asked. About 7.1 percent asserted that they believed prayer could not improve the medical condition of the patients. Moreover, only 2.5 percent said they were taught to pray for health improvement through educational courses. The majority of surveyed physicians would pray for their patients and frequently, the patients had asked them to do so. Developing practical approaches to incorporate prayer into medical practice should be paid attention to. A structured and systematic program based on the results of this study and related investigations can lead to scientific re-introduction of this aspect of Islamic and traditional practice in health promotion.

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Abstract in English and Farsi

Primary Classification

9.1

Secondary Classification

9.1;1.2;4.1.2;8.1

Primary keywords

knowledge, attitudes, practice--[pri];physicians--[pri];religion--[pri]

Secondary keywords

health promotion;Islamic medicine;patient care;physician patient relationship;spirituality;survey

Subject

Iran--[pri]

Subject

prayer--[pri]

Journal Article

Daneshvar, Scientific-research Journal of Shaheed University 2009; 82(16): 67-72 [Online]. Accessed: http://iranmedex.com/english/articles_detail.asp [2010 December 15]

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Primary Document Type

ja

Call Number

file

Subject Captions

a

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Citation

“barasi didghah amal kard darbareh karboord daa dar darman = Using prayer in clinical practice: a survey of Iranian physiciansѫ views and practices.,” Islamic Medical & Scientific Ethics, accessed July 16, 2024, http://imse.ibp.georgetown.domains/items/show/34485.