Holistic Nursing and Quran Recitation and its Impact on Floods Survivors in Indonesia

Tutu A. Ariani, Taty Hernawaty, Budi A. Keliat, Sriyani P. Konara Mudiyanselage, Mei Feng Lin

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Purpose: The purpose of the study was aimed to explore the trajectory of thoughts and feelings related to religiosity and spirituality using a holistic approach following attendance at group—Quran Recitation (QR) sessions among annual flood victims. Design: This is a qualitative study with an in-depth retrospective interview conducted data in 2019. Methods: The purposive sampling was applied to conduct face-to-face individual video-recorded semistructured interviews. Seventeen participants followed six QR chanting sessions in Bandung, Indonesia. Data were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using inductive analysis. Findings: After extracting evidence expressions of participants, the research team generated the central theme of “Holism of Religiosity and Spirituality,” using three influential sub-themes, including obedience to God's will, growing a positive mindset through spirituality and life started to be delighting from nine categories. Conclusion: The relationship of body-mind concepts of holism through QR among flood sufferers was explored. The effect of QR chanting is beneficial to change awareness about the wisdom of spirituality. The holistic approach of religiosity and spirituality in nursing care is recommended to promote all service settings, especially community and disaster nursing in the Indonesian context. Future research is needed to develop QR chanting activities among multiethnic and socio-cultural groups as alternative therapy quantitatively.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Holistic Nursing
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023


  • floods
  • holistic nursing
  • qualitative study
  • Quran recitation
  • religiosity- spirituality


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