Conceptual framework of nursing based on Islamic documents

Contributor: Akram Sadat Hoseini
February 15, 2019

Author – Akram Sadat Hoseini, PhD (Nursing)

Year First Published – 2013

Major Concepts


Intellectual health,

Seeking remedy


Islamic nursing conceptual framework


The proposed conceptual framework was developed specifically for nursing within the context of Islamic culture. Each of the four multidimensional concepts of the conceptual framework—humans, health, environment, and nursing—clearly reflects Islam. The dimensions of humans are body, spirit, nature, instinct, and Fetrat. The dimensions of health are wellness, disease, intellectual health, transcendence, and Qalbe Salim. The dimensions of the environment are natural and social. The concept, nursing, is regarded as a science and an art. The goal of nursing is to seek solutions to problems.

Primary Sources

Sadat Hoseini AS, A. F., Khosro-panah AH. (2014). The Concept Analysis of Health Based on Islamic Sources: Intellectual Health. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, 26(3), 113-120.

Sadathoseini, A. S., Alhani, F., Khosropanah, A. H., & Behjatpour, A. K. (2013). A concept Analysis of Nursing Based on Islamic Sources: Seeking Remedy. International Journal of nursing knowlwdge, 24(2), 142-149.

Sadathoseini, A. S., Alhani, F., Khosropanah, A. K., & Behjatpout, A. H. (2013). Theoretical perspective to the concept of human in Islamic philosophy. Journal of theory construction and testing, 17(2), 47-57.

Sadat Hoseini, A.s. (2019). A Proposed Islamic Nursing Conceptual Framework. Nursing Science Quarterly, 32(1), 49-53.

About the Author

Akram Sadat Hoseini

Akram Sadat Hoseini

I was born in Tehran capital of Iran. All of my education was in Tehran. I earned a bachelor of medical sciences in 1996 fromof Tehran university and I earned master of pediatric nursing from Tarbiat Modares University in 2000. After that, I was a faculty member in TUMS and worked in oncology for 7 years. In 2007 I started PhD course in TMU and received my PhD degree in 2012. During my PhD course, I started the course of Islamic sciences and earned a master of Islamic sciences and ethics in 2014. I started my conceptual framework in PhD courses then continued to develop my idea. I have had an opportunity to work during sabbatical leave with Dr. Jacqueline Fawcett for 3 mounts and developed my idea with her.  After I returned from sabbatical leave I started to earn a masters in psychology and will finish it in 2019.