The Effects of Buddhist Psychology Program on Contemplative of Nurses


  • Varithta Charuchinda Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Pathumthani University
  • Tanavan Sriamonruttanakul Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Pathumthani University
  • Ampun Pornmesri Samut Prakan Hospital
  • Rawee Chaemchuen Samut Prakan Hospital
  • Somporn Jitruttanaporn Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Pathumthani University
  • Pimprapa Tosongkram Faculty of Nursing, Pathumthani University


contemplative, Buddhist Psychology, nurse



Introduction: Contemplative is an important skill for nursing practice resulting in a conscious and intelligent life with love and compassion for patients and colleagues and leads to good behavior towards one another in society.

Research objectives: Aimed to examine effects of Buddhist Psychology program to create Contemplative in nursing.

Research methodology: This was a quasi-experiment study.   Participants were 45 nurses and they were randomly selected and allocated to two groups (20 in  an experiment group and 25 in  a control group).  Instruments used in the study were a Buddhist Psychology program consisting of 3 steps (13 activities).  Data were collected using a questionnaire of contemplative in nursing including a mental awareness, an understanding of the truth of life, a power of compassion, and a  kindness, with the reliability of .96, .88, .85, and .92, respectively. Data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, Paired t- test, and Independent t-test

Results: Findings showed that at follow-up, the experiment group had statistically significant higher understanding of the truth of life, the power of compassion, and the kindness scores than those at baseline (p< .05). However, the average score of mental awareness was not  significantly different.

Conclusions:  Findings demonstrated that the Buddhist Psychology program can be used in developing the understanding of the truth of life, the power of compassion, and the kindness in nursing.

Implications: The Buddhist Psychology program can be used in developing contemplative in nursing.


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Charuchinda V, Sriamonruttanakul T, Pornmesri A, Chaemchuen R, Jitruttanaporn S, Tosongkram P. The Effects of Buddhist Psychology Program on Contemplative of Nurses. JHNR [Internet]. 2022 Apr. 1 [cited 2023 Feb. 5];38(1):158-71. Available from:



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