Volume 6, Number 4 (supp 2007)                   JRUMS 2007, 6(4): 31-36 | Back to browse issues page


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Rafiee G, Khodadadi H, Alimohammadi M. The Importance of Touch During Communicating with Patient From the View of Greatest Prophet. JRUMS. 2007; 6 (4) :31-36
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-413-en.html

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Background and Objective: The Greatest Prophet said that "during visiting the sick, in order to make the patient more relaxed, it is better to touch him/her forehead and hands simultaneously with questioning him/her conditions". This study has been done to determine the importance of this advice and its application in modern medicine. Materials and Methods: This study was one and researchers tried to collect the necessary information about the importance of touch and its effects on recovery of the patients by searching the library resources and internet. Results: Some semi-experimental studies have proved that this action not only establishes a better communication but also helps patient to be recovered in shorter time. Two clinical-trial studies in critical care units showed that observable behavioral actions (such as face ,eyes and body movements) tendency of conversation and also decrease of pulse rate and diastolic blood pressure in test group(which experienced both verbal communication and touch), were observed more than control group(which had only verbal communication). Various researches on elderly people showed an increase in tranquility, self-consent, self-esteem and well-being of this group, even touch and holding hands of the dying people was a proper way to stimulate the recovery. Conclusion: Regarding the content of this research it seems that if touch is done based on honesty, philanthropy and the patient sense and in its proper time will play an effective role in activation and improvement the physical and mental condition of patients. Key words: Touch, Communication, Patient, Greatest Prophet
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2008/10/17

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