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Purpose: This study explored critically ill Muslim patients’ experiences and perceptions related to confinement to isolation rooms. 

Methods: The descriptive–interpretive lens of phenomenology was employed to explore and illuminate the isolation experience of critically ill Muslim patients). Semi-structured, face-to face, audiotaped interviews were conducted . Colaizzi’s method of data analysis, in combination with an interpretive analysis supported by van Manen’s “lifeworld constituents” were used. 

Results: Data analysis revealed four themes: Feeling isolated and imprisoned; losing basic patients’ rights; feeling rejected by healthcare providers; and accepting isolation and its adversity. Findings were illuminated by applying van Manen’s lifeworld constituents: spatiality, temporality, relationality and corporeality. The patients described the overwhelming impact of isolation on their physical, emotional, social and spiritual health. 

Conclusions: This study provides healthcare providers with an in-depth understanding of critically ill patients’ physical, psychological and spiritual needs. Although the unique needs of Muslim patients are highlighted, it is evident that patients’ suffering in isolation is universal. Healthcare providers are encouraged to consider creative measures to support and help patients cope with the adversity of isolation.

The following link for Eqylan's video on Nursing Alumni youtube channel:

Eqylan, S. B., Safadi, R. R., & Swigart, V. (2022). The Lived Experience of Critically-Ill Muslim Patients in Isolation. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 17(1), 2032548.​

Aims: The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of Jordanian patients during their stay in intensive care unit (ICU) and to explore associated factors. 

Background: Various factors can negatively affect patients' experiences and lead to negative consequences that can affect their outcomes. 

Materials & Methods: A descriptive, correlational design was used to collect data from 150 patients using the Intensive Care Experience Questionnaire through structured interviews after being transferred from medical and surgical ICUs to general wards. 

Results: The results showed that the longer the length of ICU stay (LOS) (>7 days) the higher frightening experience (r = 0.2, p < 0.05), the lower awareness of surrounding (r = −0.28, p < 0.01), and the lower satisfaction with care (r = −0.22, p < 0.01). The results showed a negative correlation between receiving sedation and awareness of surroundings (r = −0.33, p < 0.01), and recall of ICU experiences (r = −0.23, p < 0.01), and a positive correlation with frightening experiences (r = 0.2, p < 0.05). 

Conclusion: Health care activities, clinical and socio‐demographic factors can affect the psychological experiences of patients in the ICU. Longer ICU stay is associated with more negative experiences.

The following link for Bani Hani's video on UJ Nursing Alumni youtube channel:​

Bani Hani, D. A., Alshraideh, J. A., & Alshraideh, B. (2022). Patients' experiences in the intensive care unit in Jordan: A cross-sectional study. Nursing Forum, 57(1), 49-55.​


Suicide is a global health problem with considerable variability across countries in its prevalence and correlates. The aims of this study were to: (a) explore the prevalence and psychosocial determinants of adolescent su​icidal ideation, and (b) explore the perceived stigma of suicide among adolescents.


A nationally representative electronic survey was utilized to collect data from school adolescents. The Joanna Briggs Institute critical appraisal checklist for studies reporting prevalence data was used to design the survey. The study collected data on adolescents' suicidal ideation, depression, self-esteem, stigma of suicide, family functioning, educational stress, and anxiety levels. A representative sample of 647 Jordanian school adolescents was included.


The prevalence of suicidal ideation among school adolescents was 11%. Suicidal ideation was significantly higher among respondents who were boys and enrolled in public schools, had a mental health problem, a family history of suicidal attempt, a lower self-esteem, and higher depressive symptoms. The majority of school adolescents agreed with the descriptions of people who take their own lives as being “lost” (70%), “coward” (53%), “stupid” (51%), and “lonely” (49%).


There is no typical suicide victim, and there are no specific characteristics that can point out those who are suicidal. Suicide remains a complex phenomenon that is embedded in its sociocultural context. Collaborative efforts from Jordanian policy makers, healthcare providers, researchers, and educators are needed to develop culturally appropriate screening and prevention approaches to address suicide among adolescents. Nurses have a significant role in helping adolescents experiencing suicidal ideation and their families restore, maintain, and/or promote their mental health and wellbeing.

The following link for Qaddo​ura's video on Nursing Alumni youtube channel: ​​

Qaddoura, N., Dardas, L. A., & Pan, W. (2022). Psychosocial determinants of adolescent suicide: A national survey. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing,40, 15–24.​ ​