Comfort as a basic need in hospitalized patients in Iran: A hermeneutic phenomenological study

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Show simple item record Yousefi, Hojatollah en_US Abedi, H A en_US Yamohammadian, M H en_US Elliott, Doug en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2010-05-28T09:50:57Z 2010-05-28T09:50:57Z 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2009000363 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Yousefi Hojatollah et al. 2009, 'Comfort as a basic need in hospitalized patients in Iran: A hermeneutic phenomenological study', Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., vol. 65, no. 9, pp. 1891-1898. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0309-2402 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. en_US
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dc.title Comfort as a basic need in hospitalized patients in Iran: A hermeneutic phenomenological study en_US
dc.parent Journal of Advanced Nursing en_US
dc.journal.volume 65 en_US
dc.journal.number 9 en_US
dc.publocation London en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1891 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1898 en_US FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111000 en_US
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dc.personcode 0000054477 en_US
dc.personcode 998241 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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dc.description.keywords basic need, comfort, hermeneutics, holistic care, hospitalized patients, nursing. phenomenology, spirituality en_US
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