Integration of Eastern Wisdom into Nursing Practice among Nursing Students

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Kirana Phakdeechanuan
Tanika Lanwong
Prapaporn Chukumnerd


Objectives: This descriptive qualitative research aimed to explore the experiences, supporting factors, problems and obstacles of integrating eastern wisdom into nursing practices among nursing students. Methods: Ninety of 2nd to 4th year nursing students, divided into 30 students per year, who had experienced in nursing practice were selected according to the purposive sampling method and using the quota sampling method. The research instruments consisted of 2 parts; 1) The questionnaires including: demographic questionnaire and the experience of integrating eastern wisdom into nursing practices in the practical course and 2) Interview questions including: the experience, supporting factors, problems and obstacles of integrating eastern wisdom into nursing practices among nursing students which was validated by three experts and was revised in accordance with the experts’ suggestions. The interview questions were tested with 3 informants prior to be used with the research sample. The demographic data and the experience of integrating eastern wisdom into nursing practice were examined using descriptive statistics, frequency, and percentages. The interview data was analyzed using content analysis. Results: The results showed that nursing students had integrated eastern wisdom into nursing practices in 4 aspects: 1) health promotion; 2) treatment; 3) prevention; and 4) rehabilitation. The supporting factors that enable nursing students to integrate eastern wisdom into nursing practice were the curriculum, the support of supervisors and nurses, and patients’ cooperation. The lack of confidence in performing eastern wisdom, the non-cooperation by patients, and the inappropriate environment were the problems in integrating eastern wisdom into nursing practice among nursing students. Conclusion: The results showed that the 2nd to 4th year nursing students had integrated eastern wisdom into nursing practices in 4 aspects: 1) health promotion; 2) treatment; 3) prevention; and 4) rehabilitation. It also found the supporting factors, problems and obstacles to integrating eastern wisdom into nursing practices that can used as a guideline to improve further teaching courses.


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Phakdeechanuan, K. ., Lanwong, T. ., & Chukumnerd, P. . (2022). Integration of Eastern Wisdom into Nursing Practice among Nursing Students. Journal of Research in Nursing-Midwifery and Health Sciences, 42(2), 34–47. Retrieved from
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