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Spiritual Experiences and Memories of Healthcare Personnel During the Holy Defense: A Summative Content Analysis
Shahla Aliyari, Armin Zareian *, Zahra Hatami, Mahbubeh Aliyari Shorehdeli
Group of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , A.zareian@ajaums.ac.Ir
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Aims: Spirituality effects are a part of the achievements of medical science during the imposed war that can be introduced as a pattern for the young generation and present or future scientists and elite. On the other hand, through mentioning memories and self-sacrificing of healthcare personnel during the Holy Defense, at least some part of sacrifices of these medical teams can be refreshed in our minds. This study aimed to determine spiritual experiments and memories of healthcare personnel during the imposed war, and was designed and implemented by using content analysis method.

Methods: This study was conducted through a qualitative approach and summative content analysis method. Memories and experiences of 68 healthcare personnel were studied according to objective-based sampling. Analysis of data was done through prevalent method of content analyses.

Results: Through analyzing the memories, 6 categories and 20 sub-categories were driven as spirituality effects in memories of healthcare personnel during the Holy Defense. Groupings resulted from the studied memories show that the main categories of spirituality in this study were self - sacrifice, internal revolution, sincerity, occult reliefs, friendship and cooperation.

Conclusion: Spiritual environments during the Holy Defense implies that many problems can be resolved by character of self-sacrifice and devotion. Thus the reflection on spiritual space prevalent during the Holy Defense is the only way for improving medical and professional morality at the present time. According to the remarks of the supreme leader, services of the healthcare personnel during the Holy Defense was, in fact, an endeavor and Jihad in the way of Allah.

Keywords: Spirituality, Health Personnel, Analysis, War, Experiences
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Received: 2015/05/27 | Accepted: 2015/11/1 | Published: 2015/12/21
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Aliyari S, Zareian A, Hatami Z, Aliyari Shorehdeli M. Spiritual Experiences and Memories of Healthcare Personnel During the Holy Defense: A Summative Content Analysis. J Mil Med. 2015; 17 (3) :171-179
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