The Effects of Buddhist Psychology Program on Contemplative of Nurses
Keywords: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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